Digital and New Media Issue - Meta-Section -- MEDIASCAPE

deadline for submissions: 
August 8, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Mediascape - UCLA's Graduate Cinema and Media Studies Journal
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Mediascape, UCLA’s graduate journal for Cinema and Media Studies, seeks submissions for the Meta-Section of its upcoming issue on digital and new media.

As Stéfan Tanaka (2009) cautions, we are long past “the utopian fantasies and anti-utopian rants of the digital revolution.” Our upcoming publication aims to investigate the categories of digital and new media shorn of the initial excitement that marked their emergence.  The Meta-Section, specifically, is looking for submissions of critical essays, digital art (recycled, collaged, or originally created), interviews, and other creative forms that feature reflexive inquiries into digital and new media. Academics, critics, artists, and others working within and around the humanities—regardless of identity or profession—are invited to apply. It is our strong hope that we receive proposals for collaborations between artists and scholars aiming to work together to open up the critical terrain of the digital. Whether working separately or together, our collaborators will help us raise new issues and research directions for a rising generation of scholars. Resulting work should be between 1000 and 5000 words; however, we are willing to adjust this guideline for interested authors and artists.

All questions re: Meta submissions, including application, should be directed to Michael Reinhard at with the subject header “Meta Submission." To receive consideration, please submit a brief proposal or abstract (~300 words) about the nature and scope of your project, as well as a brief bibliography (or filmography) that informs it (3-5 works). Special consideration will be given to submissions of complete drafts. Please send requisite materials before August 8, 2018.

We thank you in advance for kindly considering placement of your work with Mediascape.