Call for Proposals (CFP): Technoculture (new issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Technoculture: An Online Journal of Technology in Society
contact email: 
kdorwick@tcjournal.org

We seek papers from a broad a range of academic disciplines that focus on issues that could be briefly summed as “technology and society,” or, perhaps,“technologies and societies.”

Successful papers for Technoculture (http://tjcournal.org) should focus on the ways humanists read technology in a range of historical periods and of academic and artistic disciplines as the subject of their work or as a special case of cultural studies.

Topics could include depictions of technologies that treat a wide range of subjects related to the humanities. These subjects might include:

•literature, film, theater, and television as technologies;
•the cultural impact of technology on particular cultures or subcultures;
•technology and its affect on the production of contemporary/historical artistic works and/or the work of artists;
•technology as the dream (or nightmare) that drives novelists, poets, artists, playwrights and essayists to their notebooks, brushes, canvasses, stages and screens;
•the economics of technology in the humanities;
•computer/video gaming;
•hypertext (especially hypertext and the arts or literature);
•the dissemination of the arts via technology to broad or to specialized audiences;
•the death of the book;
•the myth of the “death of the book”;
•the disappearance of a given technology or technologies and what that disappearance/disappearances means/mean for the archival issues that surround the humanities.

In particular, we are interested in a conception of “technology” and the “humanist impulse” that pushes beyond contemporary American culture and its fascination with computers; we seek papers that deal with any technology or technologies in any number of historical periods from any relevant theoretical perspective. We are not interested in “how to” pedagogical papers that deal with the use of technology in the classroom.

We will publish scholarly/critical papers in the latest MLA citation style, but also creative works including poetry and creative non-fiction are of interest to us. We will publish art work and media in a variety of media (but designed for display on a computer monitor) including still images, video or audio.

Inquiries are welcome.

Please submit article proposals/abstracts for critical articles (the "journal article") by June 15, 2011. The editorial staff will then request full length drafts from those abstracts still under consideration.

Length: For print texts, we seek 6,000 to 7,500 word manuscripts. Creative works in any genre may vary wildly and may be submitted via our web submission form by October 1, 2011.

Creative Works Due: October 1, 2011 for immediate review.

Calendar for Critical Works:

Article Proposals/Abstracts Due: June 15, 2011.

Requests for Full Length Drafts from Editorial Staff to Authors: July 1, 2011.

Full Drafts to Editors for Comment and Peer Review: October 1, 2011.

Comments from Peer Reviewers Due: November 15, 2011.

Comments to Authors: Dec 1, 2011.

Revisions Due from Authors: Mar 1, 2012.

Comments from Peer Reviewers (Round Two), for those article submissions noted as needing major revision: May 1, 2012.

Final Revisions Due: July 1, 2012.

Publication: August 15, 2012.

cfp categories: 
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
poetry
popular_culture
rhetoric_and_composition
theatre