specs journal 4th vol: "Kaleidoscopic Point." Due: March 1, 2011

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specs journal
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editors@specsjournal.org

"Kaleidoscopic Point"

specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College that aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical practices.

The editors invite submissions of critical and/or creative work for the 4th volume on the theme of “kaleidoscopic point.” A “kaleidoscopic point” is an intersection of two or more lines of reflection symmetry. We seek works of fiction, non-fiction, cultural criticism, artwork, poetry, and pieces that blur genre boundaries, reflect reality, and challenge the collective assumptions governing our experience. The editorial board consists of writers and academics from various fields who are excited by specialty, an excess of detail, fragments, narratives, meta-narratives, and more. We are interested in works that examine contemporary culture and/or cross the critical/creative divide while investigating the kaleidoscopic effect—the constantly changing pattern created by contemporary people, places, and events.

Think about points of intersection across:
* Gender / Genre
* Art: Visual / Textual / Digital
* The Body: Physical / Political / Conditional
* Cities: Megalopolis / Megapolis / Megaregion / Counter
* States: Fugue / Florida
* Nations: Fast / Organizations
* Regions: Southeast / Northwest / All the Rest
* Streets: Main Street / Lost Street / Easy Street
* Technology: Cellular / Nano / Green
* Communities: Planned / Virtual / Imaginary / Information
* Leisure: Consumption / Expulsion / Waste
* Environment: Manmade / Natural / Endangered / Information
* Spectacle: Flash Mob / Screen / Mediated

This year, specs is working in collaboration with the Florida Studies Initiative at Rollins to support the Alfred J. Hanna Symposium on Florida. The symposium shares the theme of kaleidoscopic point and celebrates critical inquiries that consider the people, places, and events rooted in Florida’s cross-cultural past and transnational reality. Selected submissions to specs will be eligible for special invitation to participate in the Hanna Symposium at Rollins in March 2011.

Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2011

Guidelines:

Please send all submissions in an .rft or .doc file in Times New Roman Font to editors@specsjournal.org. Include a brief cover letter and indicate whether you wish to be considered for the print edition, the web edition, or both. Please also indicate the type/genre of submission in the subject heading (Poetry, Cultural Criticism, etc.).

Please limit prose submissions to less than 6000 words and poetry submissions to 10-12 pages. Submit only once per submission cycle.

Critical prose pieces will be peer-reviewed. We accept simultaneous submission of creative work if indicated on the cover letter. Please inform us immediately if work is accepted elsewhere.

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ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
interdisciplinary
journals_and_collections_of_essays
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postcolonial
science_and_culture
theatre
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twentieth_century_and_beyond