Call for Reviews

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Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture
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Shift welcomes exhibition and book reviews, as well as discussions concerning other art-related events from current graduate students. Please see Submission and Style Guidelines below.

The committee welcomes book reviews and exhibition reviews dealing with visual and material culture by graduate students working in any discipline. Reviews may address a full range of topics and historical periods. Topics may include, but are not limited to, art and propaganda, nationalisms and regionalisms, post-coloniality, gender, race and sexuality, modernism and modernity, performance art, photography and film, perspectives in theory, methodology and historiography, collection and representation, art and technology. For further questions contact

This journal is an online publication. All reviews should be sent by email to Reviews must be submitted to the editors of Shift by 01 June 2014. The journal launch will take place 01 October 2014.

Submission and Style Guidelines:

Please read the following points carefully before submitting to Shift. Submissions that do not follow these regulations will not be considered for publication.

1.Authors must be registered as graduate students at the time they submit their work.

2.All reviews must conform to the style guidelines as outlined in The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th or newer edition.

3.Images should be placed in-text throughout the review, not located together at the end. All images and figures should be properly captioned according to The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th or newer edition. Authors are responsible for securing rights to all images and figures used within their paper. Authors must produce evidence that these rights have been obtained before an image or figure will be published.

4.In order to ensure blind readings from the Reviews Editor, authors must remove any identifying information from the content of the submission.

5.Please submit a separate document with the author's name, title of review, institutional affiliation and email address.