CFP: Callaloo: Visual Culture (11/1/06; journal issue)

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In celebration of its 30th anniversary and its commitment to exploring the
intersection of literary and visual art, Callaloo will publish an issue that
focuses on visual culture and collaboration in the African American context.
This special visual culture issue will feature visual and written works that
examine the important crossroads—where literary and visual art meet—that
Callaloo provides. We seek, then, creative responses, critical reflections,
texts, prose fiction and nonfiction, poetry, and/or critical essays that:
look historically, analytically, or musingly at how visual images function
within the pages and on the covers of previous issues of Callaloo; reflect
on the role the journal has played in the careers of artists, writers, and
artist-writers; and/or consider how artistic identity is portrayed,
represented, and performed textually and visually in the space of the
journal. We also seek creative and critical tracts that think
philosophically about collaborations and interactions among artists,
authors, and visual culture sites; relationships between visual and literary
art; the challenges of bridging disciplines when writing about visual and/or
literary art; and/or the similarities and differences in conjuring and
interpreting images in different media. Texts that contemplate the making
and/or experiencing of art, exhibitions, and visual culture; the roles of
arts education or pedagogy in the development of literary and visual art;
the written descriptions and interpretations of visual culture, sites, and
phenomena; the memorialization of African American people, art, and culture
in museums and other visual culture sites; and the collecting of art of/by
African American or African Diasporic artists, among others, will likewise
be considered. We also appreciate projects that assess ways that race,
gender, sexuality, class or ability inflect or influence the above or other
related topics.

Paper submissions should be 3000-5000 words and follow MLA format. Poetry,
creative and/or curatorial responses may be significantly shorter. Artist
proposals should include text and electronic images. Please include a
200-word bio and abbreviated curriculum vitae with your submission. Submit
in triplicate, along with contact information by November 1, 2006, to:

Callaloo/Visual Culture
Department of English
Texas A&M University
4227 TAMU
College Station, TX 77483-4227

Direct questions and any other correspondence to guest editors,
Meta DuEwa Jones: metadj @
Cherise Smith: cherise_smith @
B. Stephen Carpenter, II: bscarpenter @

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