CFP: Technoculture: A Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities (5/15/06; journal issue)

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Keith Dorwick
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A Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities

Guest Editors:
Dr. Keith Dorwick, The University of Louisiana at
Dr. Kevin Moberly, North Carolina Wesleyan College

For a special issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities
(IH), guest editors Keith Dorwick and Kevin Moberly
seek papers from a broad a range of academic
disciplines that focus on issues that could be briefly
summed as "technology and society," or, perhaps,
"technologies and societies."

IH is published by the National Association for
Humanities Education and is a refereed scholarly
journal, published twice a year. Potential authors
should note that this issue has been accepted for
publication already; we will not need to find a

Successful papers for this special issue should focus
on the ways humanists read technology in a range of
historical periods and of academic and artistic
disciplines as the subject of their work or as a
special case of cultural studies.

Topics for this special issue could include depictions
of technologies that treat a wide range of subjects
related to the humanities. These subjects might
•literature, film, theater, and television as
•the cultural impact of technology on particular
cultures or subcultures;
•technology and its affect on the production of
contemporary/historical artistic works and/or the work
of artists;
•technology as the dream (or nightmare) that drives
novelists, poets, artists, playwrights and essayists
to their notebooks, brushes, canvasses, stages and
•the economics of technology in the humanities;
•computer/video gaming;
•hypertext (especially hypertext and the arts or
•the dissemination of the arts via technology to broad
or to specialized audiences;
•the death of the book;
•the myth of the "death of the book";
•the disappearance of a given technology or
technologies and what that
disappearance/disappearances means/mean for the
archival issues that surround the humanities.

In particular, the special editors 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. We are not interested in "how to"
pedagogical papers that deal with the use of
technology in the classroom.

We hope to publish mainly scholarly/critical papers in
citation styles relevant to the home discipline of
their authors, but creative works including poetry and
creative non-fiction are also of interest to us. We
also publish art work and are seeking original art
(grayscale or line drawings and full color art for the
front and back cover) that explores the role of
technology in our lives.

Inquiries are welcome, though, again, only full
manuscripts will be considered for possible inclusion
in this special issue.

Please submit article proposals/abstracts by May 15,
2006. The editors will then request full length drafts
from those abstracts still under consideration.
Length: 20-25 double-spaced manuscript pages and
creative works in any genre to BOTH and in
Word or RTF format for consideration by 05/15/06;
requests to review relevant books on this topic may be
sent to both addresses as well.


Article Proposals/Abstracts Due: May 15, 2006.

Requests for Full Length Drafts from Editors to
Authors: June 1, 2006

Full Drafts to Editors for Comment: Sept 15, 2006.

Final drafts due to the guest editors: Dec 15, 2006.

Final proofed text delivered to the journal editor
with front and back (color) illustrations, Jan 15,

Publication April or May 2007.

Dr. Keith Dorwick
Assistant Professor of English and Rhetoric
Department of English
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
P.O. Box 44691
Lafayette, LA 70504-4691
(337) 482-6915

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