UPDATE: Visual Culture and Collaboration: Callaloo Special Issue (12/15/06; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Meta DuEwa Jones
contact email: 

Call for Papers

Note the deadline has been extended to December 15th, 2006!

Special Issue on Visual Culture. In celebration of its 30th =20
anniversary and its commitment to exploring the intersection of =20
literary and visual art, Callaloo will publish an issue that focuses =20
on visual culture and collaboration in the African American context. =20
This special visual culture issue will feature visual and written =20
works that examine the important crossroads=97where literary and visual =20=

art meet=97that Callaloo provides. We seek, then, creative responses, =20=

critical reflections, texts, prose fiction and nonfiction, poetry, =20
and/or critical essays that: look historically, analytically, or =20
musingly at how visual images function within the pages and on the =20
covers of previous issues of Callaloo; reflect on the role the =20
journal has played in the careers of artists, writers, and artist-=20
writers; and/or consider how artistic identity is portrayed, =20
represented, and performed textually and visually in the space of the =20=

journal. We also seek creative and critical tracts that think =20
philosophically about collaborations and interactions among artists, =20
authors, and visual culture sites; relationships between visual and =20
literary art; the challenges of bridging disciplines when writing =20
about visual and/or literary art; and/or the similarities and =20
differences in conjuring and interpreting images in different media. =20
Texts that contemplate the making and/or experiencing of art, =20
exhibitions, and visual culture; the roles of arts education or =20
pedagogy in the development of literary and visual art; the written =20
descriptions and interpretations of visual culture, sites, and =20
phenomena; the memorialization of African American people, art, and =20
culture in museums and other visual culture sites; and the collecting =20=

of art of/by African American or African Diasporic artists, among =20
others, will likewise be considered. We also appreciate projects that =20=

assess ways that race, gender, sexuality, class or ability inflect or =20=

influence the above or other related topics.

Paper submissions should be 3000-5000 words and follow MLA format.
  Poetry, critical reflections, creative and/or curatorial responses =20
may be significantly shorter
Artist proposals should include text and electronic images. Please =20
include a 200-word bio and abbreviated curriculum vitae with your =20
submission. Submit in triplicate, along with contact information by--=20
note the updated and extended deadline--December 15th, 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_at_mail.utexas.edu

Cherise Smith: cherise_smith@ mail.utexas.edu

B. Stephen Carpenter, II: bscarpenter_at_tamu.edu=

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