Deadline Extension CFP: Dandelion Journal: Submissions Deadline 5 March 2018

For its forthcoming volume, Dandelion, the Postgraduate Arts Journal at Birkbeck, has a new Call for Papers on the theme of

b r e a t h i n g.

Deadline Extension Details

The DEADLINE for COMPLETED SUBMISSIONS is 5 March 2018.

We would be happy to discuss ideas for submissions with interested authors prior to the submission deadline.

In its compelling role of binding the human being to life and nature, the figurative meaning of b r e a t h i n g  is endowed with transitive qualities. Inspired by a multicultural approach to wellbeing, the notion of breathing effects a plurality of approaches to ways in which meanings are generated.

B r e a t h i n g  is endowed with transformative qualities. While this theme immediately speaks to us about the air we breathe, the polluted environments we inhabit, and the changing climate we confront daily, it injects new life into ideas related to embodied worlds – be these experimental narratives, interactive media, expanded cinemas, poetic forms, and voice-works – among others. In forging interconnections amongst disparate and discrete, yet whole entities,  b r e a t h i n g  inspires our imaginary and appeals to the human sensorium.

In these ways, it promotes the union of the physical to the metaphysical; it raises questions of shifting spatiotemporal boundaries, and of partial erosion of the empirical constraints that we may experience as digital beings; yet, it also sheds new light on thinking about those constraints in liminal and interstitial ways.

For its forthcoming issue, Dandelion seeks to invoke a meditative journey through the symbolic, metaphorical, and metonymical interpretations of  b r e a t h i n g .

Topics may be related, but are not limited, to:

  • Body/nature
  • Ecosystem ecology
  • The Anthropocene: media ecology
  • Interactivity and the digital entity
  • Ecofeminist philosophy
  • Desire: feminist perspectives on gender and sexual difference
  • Perceptual realism: the sense of smell
  • Linguistics
  • Cultural tropes in film and literary genres
  • The liminality of breathing: between cinema and art gallery
  • The moving image in video / installation art
  • The posthuman / postgender
  • Landscapes of the imaginary
  • Dreaming
  • The art of breathing in the age of globalisation
  • Soundscapes

Submission guidelines

We welcome long articles (of 5000-8000 words), or shorter ones (of 3000-5000 words).
We also welcome reviews of books, films, performances, exhibitions, and festivals (of around 1500 words).

We also publish interviews that you may wish to conduct with an author/artist, and artwork including visual art; creative writing; podcasts, and video footage (up to 10 minutes).

We would be happy to discuss ideas for submissions with interested authors prior to the submission deadline.

Please send all completed submissions to mail@dandelionjournal.org by 5th March 2018.

Please also include a 50-word author biography and a 200-300-word abstract alongside the submission of the entire article/piece. All referencing and style is required in full MHRA format as a condition of publication and submitted articles should be academically rigorous and ready for immediate publication.

We very much look forward to hearing from you!

With very best wishes,

Donatella Valente

Jennifer Turner

Editors

Dandelion

https://dandelionjournal.org/

mail@dandelionjournal.org

 

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Dandelion Journal – Call for Editors 2017-18

Dandelion, the Postgraduate Arts Journal, seeks EDITORS to assist in the editing of the journal’s new volume. No editorial experience is necessary, although if any this will be considered an asset.

See the Call for Editors attached. Please do not hesitate to ask for any clarifications.

You can send your email to mail@dandelionjournal.org by Friday, 29th September.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Donatella

 

Donatella Valente

Editor

www.dandelionjournal.org

https://donatellavalente.academia.edu/

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Dandelion Journal: Call for General Editors – deadline 8 May 2017

Call for General Editors

Dandelion Journal is seeking General Editors to join its editorial team.

Dandelion Journal was established in 2010 as a Student-Led initiative supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Journal. It publishes quality articles and reviews by post-graduate students and early career researchers from around the world; recent issues on Brevity, Ecology, Violence, The Commons, and Nostalgia have included contributions from researchers working in the United States, Canada, Italy, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. The journal also offers a platform for experimental and artistic work in its ‘Short Circuits’ section, dedicated to showcasing work not usually included in traditional academic publishing.

As a Dandelion General Editor you will have the opportunity to manage an issue from start to finish. This will include developing a theme and issuing a call for papers; managing a team of editors; liaising with contributors; copy editing essays; web publishing; and promoting and publicising the journal.

Joining the journal now offers an exciting opportunity to be part of the migration of Dandelion to the Open Library of the Humanities publishing platform.

We invite all Birkbeck School of Arts Graduate Students to join the Dandelion Journal Editorial Team. No prior experience of publishing or editorial is necessary as training will be provided.

We encourage you to send an email explaining why and how you would like to be involved and detailing any relevant experience you have and what skills you would bring to the journal. We are particularly curious to hear your vision for Dandelion, what innovations you would introduce, and what form you envisage Dandelion taking in the future.

Email applications to mail@dandelionjournal.org by Monday 8th of May.

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DANDELION: Call for Submissions on The Contemporary

Call for Papers: Dandelion Journal

The Dandelion editors seek submissions on the theme of THE CONTEMPORARY for their forthcoming issue.

When will the contemporary end? When did it begin?

Contemporary cultural production and questions about the nature of contemporaneity itself have become dominant in recent scholarship but just what is ‘the contemporary’? What type of creative and scholarly work is being done under its aura? Should we apprehend the contemporary as a noun, offering definition and order to a discrete period in history; or is it rather as an adjective, traced with a particular structure of feeling, an interdisciplinary apprehension to what is happening Now and an anxiety towards what comes next?

We seek submissions that address how the social, political and aesthetic dilemmas that characterize our present are made manifest in the twenty-first century’s cultural production. For instance, if the contemporary is the cultural logic of neoliberal capitalism made tangible, then how can its ‘common sense’ be registered, revised, or resisted? Is the contemporary experienced similarly across the globe, or are its pressure points, modes and sites of dissent different depending on their location? How might we pull on the emergency brake?

We are also keen to examine emergent methodologies and debates that offer a barometer of the contemporary in humanities scholarship. For example, how to explicate ‘the contemporary’ is a matter of anxiety for art history: does the term simply denote a period that came after the modern, or were all works of art once contemporary? And what are the conceptual tools and interpretive frameworks we need to study contemporary writing in the present age? As literary scholars have noted, one of the defining features of twenty-first century fiction is the return of the novel about time. How, might we ask, are time and space to be negotiated in an era of transnational literary form and planetary ruination? Finally, we wish also to consider the fate of the humanities, and academic labour itself, inside the contemporary University.

The journal invites submissions from postgraduate students and early career scholars that address the theme of the contemporary across the spectrum of Arts and Humanities research.

Topics could include, but are by no means restricted to:

  • Periodisation and the competing temporalities of ‘the contemporary’ across the humanities: Beyond –modernisms, ‘Post-Post’?
  • Methodological shifts in the humanities: Digital Humanities, Medical Humanities, World Literature, Post-Critical.
  • Tone and the contemporary’s affective intensities: Hope and Pessimism, Anxiety and Belonging.
  • The Anthropocene: Environment and Ecocriticism.
  • Mapping the networks and flows of Late Capitalism and Neoliberalism: Towards a contemporary realism?
  • Contemporary Resistances: Digital Commons, the Hacker, Occupy, Black Lives Matter, Indigenous Social Movements.
  • Human, Non-Human, Post-Human: Artificial Intelligence, Prosthetics, and Augmented Reality; Embodiment and Subjectivity.
  • The Future of the Novel: Transnational, Graphic, Documentary, Historical, Science Fiction.
  • The Production, Philosophy, Criticism, and Curating of Contemporary Art.
  • The Relation between Contemporary Art and Art History.

Submission guidelines

We welcome short articles of 3000-5000 words, long articles of 5000-8000 words and critical reviews of books, film, and exhibitions. We also strongly encourage submissions of artwork including visual art; creative writing; podcasts and video footage (up to 10 minutes). We would be happy to discuss ideas for submissions with interested authors prior to the submission deadline.

Please send all completed submissions to mail@dandelionjournal.org by 6th February 2017.

Please also include a 50-word author biography and a 200-300-word abstract alongside your submission. All referencing and style is required in full MHRA format as a condition of publication and submitted articles should be academically rigorous and ready for immediate publication.

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CALL for EDITORS: Dandelion Journal – The Contemporary deadline 16 December

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CALL for EDITORS

The Dandelion Journal seeks EDITORS to assist in the compiling and editing of the journal’s ‘THE CONTEMPORARY’ issue.

This is an exciting time in Dandelion’s history as we prepare to migrate the journal’s archive to the Open Library of Humanities. The current issue will mark Dandelion’s relaunch as an OLH journal.

We invite all Birkbeck School of Arts Postgraduate Students to join the Dandelion Journal Editorial Team. No prior experience of publishing or editorial is necessary: you will learn editorial skills as you go. We particularly require editors whose expertise lie in the fields of: History of Art, Screen Media, English and Humanities.

As a Dandelion Subeditor, you will be required to edit and copyedit two or three articles (between 3000 – 8000 words) between early-February 2017 and May 2017. We ask that you attend two or three editorial meetings with the rest of the team during this time. You will also be welcome to contribute to the team in any other ways you desire (e.g. events planning, design, typesetting etc).

We encourage you to send us an email explaining why and how you would like to be involved and detailing any relevant experience you have by Friday 16th December:

mail@dandelionjournal.org

 

We look forward to hearing from you,

The editors:

Becky Sykes and Tom Travers

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Dandelion Journal: Call for Editors – deadline 20th April 2016

CALL for EDITORS

The Dandelion Journal seeks EDITORS to assist in the compiling and editing of the journal’s ‘NOSTALGIA’ issue.

We invite all Birkbeck School of Arts Postgraduate Students to join the Dandelion Journal Editorial Team. No prior experience of publishing or editorial is necessary: you will learn editorial skills as you go. We particularly require editors whose expertise lie in the fields of: History of Art, Screen Media, English and Humanities.

As a Dandelion Subeditor, you will be required to edit and copyedit two or three articles (between 3000 – 8000 words) between late-April 2016 and June 2016. We ask that you attend one or two editorial meetings with the rest of the team during this time. You will also be welcome to contribute to the team in any other ways you desire (e.g. events planning, design, typesetting etc).

We encourage you to send us an email explaining why and how you would like to be involved and detailing any relevant experience you have by 20th APRIL 2016:

mail@dandelionjournal.org

We look forward to hearing from you,

The editors:

Robyn Jakeman, Rebecca Sykes and Tom Travers

 

www.dandelionjournal.org

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Dandelion Journal – Call for Papers: Deadline 20th April 2016

The Dandelion editors seek submissions on the theme of NOSTALGIA for their forthcoming issue.

Nostalgia is a ubiquitous presence in contemporary culture. Images and fantasies of the past permeate cultural and political discourses: from the mediated recycling of retro culture and popular history, to nostalgia as a method of political renewal (for example, Donald Trump’s campaign slogan ‘Make America Great Again!’ and Ken Loach’s The Spirit of ‘45).

Nostalgia is readily apparent in the current popularity of culture that celebrates our national past, while self-styled ‘progressive’ cultural institutions are increasingly turning to the past in order to better understand the contemporary: for instance, the reproduction of Richard Hamilton’s installations ‘Man, Machine and Motion’ (1955) and ‘an Exhibit’ (1957) at the ICA, London, in 2014. As the RetroDada manifesto declares ‘why shouldn’t a .gif run backwards as well as forwards?’

To this end we ask: why the resurgence of nostalgia? Is it merely a displacement strategy for a world convulsed by social, political, economic, and environmental crisis, or is there something salvageable in its longing for a prior wholeness, in its desire to seek out a moment when the new was still possible? Should nostalgia be condemned as an ethical and aesthetic failure? Is nostalgia a hindrance to making it new; a symptom of lateness, of a loss of the future? Or can nostalgia be a productive force that provides, both for the self and society, insights into our present?

This journal invites submissions that address the theme of nostalgia across the spectrum of Arts and Humanities research.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Genealogies of nostalgia: from its earliest expositions in medical science through its Romantic and now latest twenty-first century phase
  • Homesickness, exile and diaspora
  • Nostalgia, nationalism and the nation
  • Postcolonial nostalgia
  • Institutionalised nostalgia: heritage, memorials and/or museums
  • Life writing and memoirs
  • The restaging of exhibitions and past live art events
  • Nostalgia and film: remakes, mediating history through dramatic reconstruction, retro-soundtracks
  • Nostalgia and digital technologies
  • Genres of nostalgia: ranging from the Romantics to the return of the long novel and to science-fiction, steampunk, and retro-futurism
  • Nostalgia for the avant-garde and avant-garde nostalgia
  • Communist and fascist nostalgia: utopia
  • Temporalities of nostalgia: late time and belatedness
  • Scenes of nostalgia: the ruin, the country house, reconciliation with nature

We welcome short articles of 3000-5000 words, long articles of 5000-8000 words and critical reviews of books, film, and exhibitions. We also strongly encourage submissions of artwork including visual art; creative writing; podcasts and video footage (up to 10 minutes). We would be happy to discuss ideas for submissions with interested authors prior to the submissions deadline.

Please send all submissions to mail@dandelionjournal.org by 20th April 2016.

Please also include a 50-word author biography and a 200-300-word abstract alongside your submission. All referencing and style is required in full MHRA format as a condition of publication and submitted articles should be academically rigorous and ready for immediate publication.

Complete instructions for submissions can be found at www.dandelionjournal.org under ‘About’.

 

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Launch invitation: Dandelion special issue, Friday 11 December

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‘The Artist Identity – Education, Labour, Ownership’ special issue of Dandelion launches this Friday 11th December 2015.

You are warmly invited to attend the launch event on Friday 5pm until 8pm, Room 112, 43 Gordon Square.

There will be a small reception where the issue will be introduced and where you can meet some of the contributors and editors.

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Dandelion Journal – The Artist Identity: Call for Submissions New Deadline 25th September

CALL for SUBMISSIONS

NEW DEADLINE – 25th September

Special Issue: The Artist Identity, Dandelion Journal Vol. 5, No. 3 (2015)

The Dandelion editors seek submissions on the theme of ARTIST IDENTITY for their forthcoming issue.

A question as simple as asking ‘what is an artist?’ can result in a labyrinth of references, extend to related fields, and lead to contrasting interpretations. This reaffirms the idea that the artist identity is a variable, evolving and adapting representation of the artist’s self. In the symposium that inspired this special issue our speakers added a range of perspectives on the ways in which the artist identity is created, nurtured, sustained and challenged. They also indicated to a need for further investigation of these central themes and a platform for the exchange of these ideas.

This special issue aims at encouraging further debate on this notion and invites submissions which engage with questions of artist identity in arts policy and management, in art history, in sociology, in marketing as well as considerations of the notion in public discourse. Our understanding is that an explanation of the concept can lead to an exploration of its explanatory power.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Art education
  • Artistic labour
  • The art studio, in whatever shape or form
  • Myth, stereotypes and ready-made narratives
  • Career development and the self
  • The work of art
  • Personal identity
  • Artistic identity crisis

We welcome short articles of 3000-5000 words, long articles of 5000-8000 words and critical reviews of books/ films/ exhibitions/ shows. We also strongly encourage submissions of artwork including visual art; creative writing; podcasts and video footage (up to 10 mins), accompanied by a 300-500 word summary/description/analysis.

We would be happy to discuss ideas for submissions with interested authors prior to the submissions deadline.

We welcome submissions from doctoral students, early career researchers, established academics and independent practitioners, working chiefly within the arts and humanities.

Please email submissions by 25th September 2015 to the editors: mail@dandelionjournal.org or submit through the Dandelion website.

Please include a 50-word author biography and a 200-300-word abstract alongside your submission. All referencing and style is required in full MHRA format as a condition of publication and submitted articles should be academically rigorous and ready for immediate publication. Complete instructions for submissions can be found at www.dandelionjournal.org under ‘About’.

The journal is also seeking for EDITORS to join the Dandelion Journal Editorial Team. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity please email us at mail@dandelionjournal.org.

Dandelion is an online postgraduate journal affiliated with the Birkbeck
School of Arts, and is supported by Roberts Funding and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Dandelion aims to bring together a diversity of works from researchers in the arts, to offer collaborative research and training possibilities, and to promote an independent, cross-institutional space for creative professional development.

 

 

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