Extraneous (Deadline for abstracts April 15, 2016)

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University of North Carolina

thresholds is a forthcoming creative/critical online journal co-edited by Fran McDonald and Whitney Trettien. The journal's platform, currently under development, bears witness to the dynamic processes that constitute reading and writing by way of a split-screen digital architecture. On the left hand side, we publish short scholarly essays. On the right we publish the various text fragments, images, audio and video clips that inspired the author and propelled the corresponding work. For more information about thresholds please visit www.openthresholds.org.

The first issue of thresholds will focus on the theme of the "Extraneous." We seek manuscripts that deal with the extra, the foreign, or the strange from any angle. Final submissions will be comprised of a short scholarly essay (up to 7000 words) and a series of accompanying fragments. We encourage contributions that combine the creative and critical in their approach. Please submit 400-word abstracts and a brief bio to thresholdsjournal@gmail.com no later than April 15, 2016. Final essays will be due July 1, 2016.