Call for Projects: Volume 3 (2013), Abstracts Due June 15, 2012
We seek creative works that use new media and/or are on the subject of technology, and essays from a broad a range of academic disciplines that focus on cultural studies of technology.
Essays we publish examine the topic "technology and society," or, perhaps,"technologies and societies." For Technoculture's Volume 3 (2013), The Retro Issue, we are particularly seeking essays and creative works that focus on lost, ancient, old or dead technologies, technologies that no one uses, or very few people still employ.
Topics could include depictions of technologies that treat a wide range of subjects related to the humanities. These subjects might include:
• literary depictions of technologies (especially in works from other decades than our own)
• film and television as technologies (especially in the early days of television and film)
• celebrities' use of technology
• politics and technology, especially historical approaches
• technology as an agent of change--or its use as a repressive means of control
• use of technology by given populations or subcultures (with the exception of the classoom-no pedagogical papers, please
• music production and dissemination, especially historical approaches
• visual artists and their use of (or flight from) given technologies, especially historical approaches
• the economics of technology in the humanities
• computer/video gaming
• the dissemination of the arts via technology to broad or to specialized audiences
• the disappearance of a given technology or technologies and what that disappearance/disappearances means/mean for the archival issues that surround the humanities.
• sports and sports figures
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 with a particular focus on old, dead and lost technologies for this issue.
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 especially media designed for display/dissemination on a computer monitor ncluding still images, video or audio.
Inquiries are welcome.
Please submit article proposals/abstracts for critical articles (the "journal article") by June 15, 2012. The editorial staff will then request full length drafts from those abstracts still under consideration.
Length: For print texts, we seek 7,500 to 10,000 word manuscripts. Creative works in any genre may vary wildly in length and may be submitted via our web submission form by October 1, 2012.
Creative Works Due: October 1, 2012 for immediate review.
Calendar for Critical Works:
Article Proposals/Abstracts Due: June 15, 2012.
Requests for Full Length Drafts from Editorial Staff to Authors: July 1, 2012.
Full Drafts to Editors for Comment and Peer Review: October 1, 2012.
Comments from Peer Reviewers Due: November 15, 2012.
Comments to Authors: Dec 1, 2012.
Revisions Due from Authors: Mar 1, 2013.
Comments from Peer Reviewers (Round Two), for those article submissions noted as needing major revision: May 1, 2013.
Final Revisions Due: July 1, 2013.
Publication: August 15, 2013.
The editorial staff of Technoculture