Montag, 9. November 2015

#CFP: #Media and #Culture #Journal 'corporeal' issue (articles due 15 Jan 2016)


                          M/C - Media and Culture
         is calling for contributors to the 'corporeal' issue of

                                M/C Journal

M/C Journal is inviting new contributors. Founded in 1998, M/C is a crossover journal between the popular and the academic, and a blind- and peer-reviewed journal. Our Website at provides open access to all past issues.

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                     Call for Papers: 'corporeal'
                  Edited by Anna Lavis and Karin Eli

From reflections on embodiment to the material and affective turns, theoretical approaches to the body are much debated across a range of conceptual and real world contexts. Drawing on and threading across these debates, this issue will focus on corporeality by engaging with the objects that we encounter in day-to-day life. Such objects interact with, make and shape what a body is and does. They illuminate its thresholds and boundaries, possibilities and limits. As such, objects 'tell' often-surprising tales about embodied being and offer a prism through which to unsettle familiar discourses on the body. We invite essays that engage with objects to experiment with new ways in which to conceptualize and write corporeality, its potentialities, edges and frailties.

Areas of investigation and focal questions may include, but are not limited
* What is 'a body', and where do its boundaries, thresholds or intersections lie?
* How do the objects we encounter in everyday life shape or create bodies? (Examples may include medical, structural, technological, sexual, artistic, or edible objects, among others.)
* How might such 'embodied objects' further reflections on the corporeal and its potentialities or limits?
* Materiality and corporeality: How are bodies made material and/or immaterial?
* How might we write or rewrite the body through focussing on a single object with which the body interacts?
* Cyber-corporeality: how do we define corporeality in a virtual space, or through virtual objects and encounters?
* Absences and presences: how do objects foreground the body? How do they make the body retreat into the background?

Prospective contributors should email an abstract of 100-250 words and a brief biography to the issue editors. Abstracts should include the article title and should describe your research question, approach, and argument. Biographies should be about three sentences (maximum 75 words) and should include your institutional affiliation and research interests. Articles should be 3000 words (plus bibliography). All articles will be refereed and must adhere to MLA style (6th edition).

Please send any enquiries to All articles must be submitted through the M/C Journal site.

Article deadline:     15 Jan. 2016
Issue release date:   16 Mar. 2016

M/C Journal was founded (as "M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture") in 1998 as a place of public intellectualism analysing and critiquing the meeting of media and culture. Contributors are directed to past issues of M/C Journal for examples of style and content, and to the submissions page for comprehensive article submission guidelines. M/C Journal articles are blind peer-reviewed.

Further M/C Journal issues scheduled for 2015/16:

're-imagine':     article deadline  9 Oct. 2015,  release date  9 Dec. 2015
'corporeal':      article deadline 15 Jan. 2016,  release date 16 Mar. 2016
'mentor':         article deadline 26 Feb. 2016,  release date 27 Apr. 2016
'place':          article deadline 22 Apr. 2016,  release date 22 June 2016
'transform':      article deadline 17 June 2016,  release date 17 Aug. 2016
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All past issues of M/C Journal on various topics are available there.

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