CFP: Media and Culture: 'Bad' Issue (12/17/04; journal issue)

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M/C - Media and Culture
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                          M/C - Media and Culture
             is calling for contributors to the 'bad' issue of

                                M/C Journal

The award-winning M/C Journal is looking for new contributors. M/C is a
crossover journal between the popular and the academic, and a blind- and
peer-reviewed journal.

To see what M/C Journal is all about, check out our Website, which contains
all the issues released so far, at <>.
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      Call for Papers: 'bad' - edited by Kylie Cardell & Jason Emmett

"For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so"
  (Hamlet, Act 2 Sc. II)

What is a bad idea? The 2004 work-in-progress conference at the University
of Queensland took "Bad ideas?" as its guiding theme in order to show up
the underlying ideological tensions that inform postgraduate research. What
is a bad idea when the provocative, the controversial and the unusual are
what guarantee scholars attention in our disposable pop-culture scandal-
hungry world? The work of any researcher in the ever-broadening field of
that increasingly nebulous thing, the humanities, is to think about
received ideas in surprising and unfamiliar ways, to challenge what is
simply thought of as bad or good, to complicate essentialist categories and
to question received thinking. Things that may have seemed insolubly bad
may in fact be revealed as good precisely because they are dissolute,
troubling and inevitably disruptive to accepted norms, including your own.
The reverse is also true.

This issue, arising out of the energy and impetus of a postgraduate
conference, asks for contributions that unravel the complexity of moral
inflections in research in general. What kinds of research have been
prevented or burdened by the value of their moral complexion and what kinds

Should we judge the value of ideas, new discoveries and inventions on their
possible moral outcomes? Can an idea ever simply be bad or good?

The 'bad' issue of M/C Journal will discuss these and other themes. Send us
good work about bad ideas in the form of a 1000-1500 word article to

M/C Journal 'bad' editors
Kylie Cardell & Jason Emmett

For more information:

Article deadline: 17 December 2004
Issue release date: 19 January 2004

M/C Journal was founded (as "M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture") in 1998
as a place of public intellectualism analysing and critiquing the meeting
of media and culture. Contributors are directed to past issues of M/C
Journal for examples of style and content, and to the submissions page for
comprehensive article submission guidelines. M/C Journal articles are blind

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                                                     Dr Axel Bruns

-- General Editor M/C - Media and Culture ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Mon Nov 08 2004 - 15:21:01 EST