CFP: M/C Journal 'jam' issue (10/16/06; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
M/C - Media and Culture
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 5 September 2006

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

                                M/C Journal

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

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                          Call for Papers: 'jam'
                  Edited by Lawrence English & Jo Tacchi

What is Jam? How can we understand this cultural and culinary condiment?
How does it exist on its own right? Can it exist without attachment,
without some form of boundary giving this amorphous blob some understood
form and shape?

As a condiment, the notion of jam exists attached to a more solid form -
wedged between two pieces of bread or contained within a jar. Its creation
(via various processes and transformations from raw material into something
consumable, even desirable), housing, marketing and consumption all shape
our understanding of this widely used, yet somewhat 'formless' term. Is it
through this series of conditions (and many more not noted above) that we
understand the ideas of 'jam' - that is, by association? Equally, the term
applies to a variety of artistic procedures and situations - from work with
sound and visual arts to online applications and a broader 'cultural'
application. These are the experiences and conditions of 'jam' and
'jamming' that this issue aims to uncover and explore. Is jamming always
underprepared and underdefined in advance? Ironically, if one 'preserves'
it, can it still be considered 'jam'?

Is there still a currency for this term? Have the popular uses of 'jam' in
a cultural, musical and art setting rendered it less effective? How might
it be reinvigorated and where does the future path of jam potentially lie?
Submit your essays of 1000-1500 words in length to the editors at

Article deadline: 16 Oct. 2006
Issue release date: 20 Dec. 2006

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


Further M/C Journal issues scheduled for 2006:

'filth': article deadline 30 August 2006, release date 1 November 2006
'jam': article deadline 16 Oct. 2006, release date 20 December 2006

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All past issues of M/C Journal on various topics are available there.


                                                     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 Sat Sep 09 2006 - 11:48:55 EDT