CFP: Digitality and the "New" Media (6/15/03; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Stuart J. Murray

qui parle: literature, philosophy, visual arts, history

DEADLINE: June 15, 2003

Twice a year qui parle publishes provocative interdisciplinary articles
covering a range of new outstanding theoretical and critical work in the
humanities. Founded in 1986 by an editorial board from the University of
California at Berkeley, qui parle is dedicated to expanding the dialogues
that take place between the disciplines, and that challenge received notions
about reading and scholarship in the university. Past issues have featured
authors such as Giorgio Agamben, Judith Butler, Anne Cheng, Jacques Derrida,
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Jean-Luc Nancy, Avital Ronell, Kaja Silverman,
Gianni Vattimo, and Slavoj Zizek.

We welcome original scholarly contributions on the topic of digitality and
the "new" media. Articles might address, but are not limited to, the

- What is "new" about new media; can we now embark upon a second-wave
critique of these media?
- How do new media, digitality, and global telecommunications networks
impact constructions of subjectivity, including gender, race/ethnicity,
national identity, among others?
- How does the body become refigured in and by these media?
- Is the interface between new media and biotechnology best theorized under
the aegis of the "posthuman"?
- Are the new media a tool of global capital or a new hope for radical
democracy; what might a new politics look like in the Age of Information?
- Is there a real threat of increased surveillance, and how might this
challenge civil liberties, or our distinction between public and private,
- Rather than feed the utopian dream of the "global village," do new media,
such as the Internet, threaten to widen the gap between rich and poor,
industrialized and developing, North and South, nations?
- What is the relationship between new media and war... just the latest

Please mail all submissions to:

Qui Parle
Attn: Editors
The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities
220 Stephens Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-2340


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