UPDATE: Iraq War Culture Review Essays (ongoing; journal)

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Jennifer K Higginbotham

Bad Subjects

A call for review essays of culture and public phenomena surrounding the Iraq War.

Bad Subjects [http://bad.eserver.org] is issuing an open call for review essays of 1000-3000 words dealing with the cultural landscape created by the Iraq War. We are interested in essays that examine cultural products (art, film/video, photography, writing, music, theater, dance, software) or public-sphere phenomena (protests, political events, media coverage, educational projects, public reports, law) that respond to the war and its social environment.

This review essay series has been especially concerned to address issues created by the ideologies of the American Empire and 'democratic imperialism'; permanent military mobilization and domestic security watches; diminution of civil liberties and human rights; religious triumphalism and its relations with state violence; and the deepening of economic inequalities and poverty under global capitalism. How are such issues reflected in Iraq War culture and challenged through cultural critique? The editors will be interested equally in essays that review resistant cultural or political responses to Iraq War culture. ** Contributors have included Joyce Goggin, Dana Heller, John Leanos, Matteo Pasquinelli, Francis Shor, and more. For the review series to date, see http://bad.eserver.org/reviews/2005/ **

This is currently an open-deadline call. Submit review essays as Word attachments to Joe.Lockard_at_asu.edu (English Department, Arizona State University).

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