CFP: Philament: Surveillance (10/31/06; online journal issue)

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From Philament <>
Date 31st August, 2006
CFP: Philament: Cultural Studies and Literary Arts
Deadline: October 31st, 2006 (critique and opinion for online journal)
Publication: June 2007

Philament, the online journal of cultural studies and literary arts
affiliated with the University of Sydney , invites
postgraduate scholars to contribute articles, fictocriticism, reviews,
and opinions for:-

Issue 10: Surveillance

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 31st, 2006
send to:

Philament is a free online journal of postgraduate scholarship in the
fields of cultural studies and the literary arts. It is edited and
published by students from the University of Sydney but aims to
develop an intellectual community that has both an interdisciplinary
and intercampus nature. Philament is designed to be a conduit for
uninhibited academic debate, critical discussion and creative
expression over a broad range of topics within the literary arts and
cultural studies.


?I had some funny dreams about it particularly while flying. I get to
customs, and the officer checks my passport. Punching data into the
computer, an alarm sounds. I?m wanted by the thought police in two
countries for crimes against culture. I?m taken away to an airless
room and forced to watch endless videos of Treasurer Peter Costello?s
budget speeches?.?
McKenzie Wark

??every novelist has something in common with a spy: he watches, he
overhears, he seeks motives and analyses character, and in his attempt
to serve literature he is unscrupulous.?
             Graham Greene

  Possible themes include, but are not limited to:

Gaze, Subject, Object, 1984/George Orwell, Big Brother, Bentham,
Panoptic, Foucault, Reality TV, CCTVs, Omniscience, Control,
Restriction, Voyeurs, Peeping, Observation, Watching, Seeing,
Reporting, Inspecting, Scrutiny, Border protection, Gaols/Camps/Walls,
Tracking, Espionage, Files, Stasiland, Anna Funder, Timothy Garton
Ash, Audience, Criticism, Vigilance, Supervision, Caring, Confessing,
Machiavelli, Thought control, Forensic evidence, Telephone tapping,
Stalking, Profiling, Demographics, Detectives, Secret Agents, Maxwell
Smart, Possessing, The State, Zoo

Please note:
We accept submissions in the form of:
Academic papers: for peer-review within a word limit of 3,000 to 8,000 words.
Opinion pieces: reviews (book, stage, screen, etc.), conference
reports, short essays, responses to papers previously published in
Philament issues. Word limit of 1000 words.

Philament will only accept submissions that have not been previously
published and are not under consideration elsewhere.

All submissions may be sent as email attachment in a PC-readable
format (preferably Microsoft Word) to

  Please include attach the Philament submissions form which can be
found on our website and
note that academic papers must include footnotes and conform to the
Philament house style of referencing.

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