CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Perspectives on War: Media and Memory (InterCulture e-journal, 4/07/08)

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Katheryn Wright
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InterCulture is a peer-reviewed e-journal seeking academic papers (3,000
to 6,000 words), reviews (1,000 to 3,000 words) and creative work
pertaining to the theme "Perspectives on War: Media and Memory."

War, like the past, “can be seized only as an image that flashes up at
the moment of its recognizability, and is never seen again.” Walter
Benjamin’s discussion of history (1940) is only one way to articulate the
relationship between individual or collective memories and media through
either the “image” or media institutions. For example, the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial resonates in private and public recollections of
Vietnam. Associated with Maya Lin’s vision, however, is another popular
illustration of a man mourning and a soldier’s image reflecting back
through the black-polished granite. Sold on t-shirts and as framed
prints, this picture informs the ideological function a memorial has in
the construction of America’s national history. Public art is a media
through which memory and war intersect. InterCulture is seeking papers,
creative work, and reviews that connect media and memory through a
discussion of a war or wars. This issue works alongside InterCulture’s
Fall/ Winter issue devoted to “The Front” available at Possible subjects include, but are not
limited to:

---construction of memory through film
---use of Cold war rhetoric in current War on Terror
---documentation of survivor accounts
---discourses on the soldier (hero)
---how social theory ‘remembers’ or implicates war
---identity (gender, race, class, sexuality) and the memory of war
---capitalism and the discourse of war
---monuments and memorials
---violence and issues concerning human rights
---memory in popular culture (film, television, video games, etc)
---memory as ideology in literature, music, sport

Being an interdisciplinary journal, we welcome work ranging from
philosophical discussions of history or an analysis of The Thin Red Line
to a research project on genocide and the news media. We are also
interested in publishing reviews on academic texts, fiction, film, art
exhibitions, video games, or any other cultural objects pertaining to the
topic at hand. These could range from traditional reviews to more
creative ‘think pieces’ that study an advertisement, for example. Feel
free to write the editor ( if you want feedback on any
ideas for a review you have in mind.

All citations must use the MLA format. Please include a 100 â€" 200 word
abstract with your submission that will be included alongside your paper
should it be published. No abstract is required for reviews. For more
information regarding the submission of creative work or other inquiries,
see the “Submission Guidelines” on InterCulture’s website at

Please send submissions via email to:
Katheryn Wright, Managing Editor
Florida State University

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