Call for Papers (via Bitch, PhD: http://bitchphd.blogspot.com/)
This is a call for papers for a special theme issue on "blogging" to be published as a threshold issue in the journal Reconstruction.
The editors of this theme issue are looking for papers/projects/manifestos on the subject of "blogging." Possible topics:
Theorization of the Blogosphere
Politics and/of Blogging
Aesthetics of Blogs
New Media/Communication Theories and Blogging
New Journalism Blogging
Civil Rights of Bloggers
Global Culture and Blogging
Local Culture and Blogging
Education and Blogging
Gender and Blogging
Race and Blogging
Community of Bloggers
Unrealized Potential of Blogging
Critiques of Blogging
Representations of Space/Place on Blogs
Purpose of a Unique Individual/Collective Blog
Audio and Visual Blogs
We are especially interested in the experiences, theories and perspectives of those who actually blog.
Feel free to propose other topics to the editors:Michael Benton (University of Kentucky; founder of the blog Dialogic; editor at Reconstruction) and Nick Lewis (co-founder of the Progressive Bloggers’ Alliance)
Send all queries, proposals and manuscripts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for completed essays is June 1st, 2005.Read below about the journal Reconstruction and threshold special theme issues and their deadlines. The editors expect this issue to fill very quickly due to the importance of this subject.
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture http://www.reconstruction.ws (ISSN 1547-4348) is an innovative culture studies journal dedicated to fostering an intellectual community composed of scholars and their audience, granting them all the opportunity and ability to share thoughts and opinions on the most important and influential work in contemporary interdisciplinary studies.
Manuscripts may be written from any number of perspectives, and with any end in mind; possible sites for articulations may focus on the urban, the rural, the natural, the social, local and global "culture," politics, (auto)biography, medicine, the body, science, texts (music, cinema, literature), media (the internet, television), myth and religion.
Submissions are encouraged from a variety of perspectives, including, but not limited to: geography, cultural studies, folklore, architecture, history, sociology, psychology, communications, anthropology, music, political science, semiotics, theology, art history, queer theory, literary criticism, ecocriticism, criminology, urban planning, gender studies, etc. All theoretical and empirical approaches are welcomed.Information on the preparation of manuscripts for submission can be found here. http://www.reconstruction.ws/style.htm
Reconstruction is published quarterly (January, April, July, and October) and is currently indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.
Enter Dialogic http://dialogic.blogspot.com
Progressive Blog Alliance http://progressivealliance.blogspot.com/