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Call for Papers: InVisible Culture – Security and Visibility

“Security and Visibility” – Issue 25

For its twenty-­‐fifth issue, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that explore the concept of security and visual culture.

For almost two decades, both scholarly and public interests in matters of national security and the corresponding surveillance of public space have increased immensely. Notions of visibility figure prominently in these discussions. The  expanding  academic  fields  of  Security  and  Surveillance  Studies have successfully engaged with the multiple layers connecting (national) security, surveillance, and the visual. Focusing on present-­‐day phenomena, sociologists, political scientists, and culture and media scholars have already developed an integrative perspective when it comes to relating issues surrounding security to the field of visibility. Consequently, newer research on security has focused on decentralized practices of security, encompassing much more than just “official” government agencies and their mediaries.

For this issue, we seek to engage a historical perspective on issues of security and visibility through a close reading of texts in contemporary social sciences and cultural studies. With a special insert edited by scholars Barbara Lüthi and Olaf Stieglitz at the University of Cologne, this issue will focus on visual material as  a  source  of meaning  and  power, this  issue  will function  as  a  broad investigation  of both stable and changing notions of security over time and place. By bearing social and political dimensions of visibility in mind, a turn to images may prove helpful in asking how their performative power invokes securitization processes through immediacy (Moeller 2009; Mirzoeff 2011).

We welcome papers and artworks that further the various understandings of securitization through a consideration of the visual. Possible topics of exploration include, but are not limited to:

  • methodological debates on using visual material
  • the ethics of surveillance, big data, and the right to privacy
  • history of national securities and surveillance
  • counter-­‐visibilities, hacking, and the critique of security
Please send completed papers (with references following the guidelines from the Chicago Manual of Style) of between 4,000 and 10,000 words to ivc[dot]rochester[at]gmail[dot]com by September 20th, 2015. Inquiries should be sent to the same address.

Creative/Artistic  Works

In addition to written materials, InVisible Culture is accepting work in other media (video, photography, drawing, code) that reflect upon the theme as it is outlined above. For questions or more details concerning acceptable formats, go to http://ivc.lib.rochester.edu/contribute or contact ivc[dot]rochester[at]gmail[dot]com.

Call for Submissions: Hercircle Ezine

Diane Leon-Ferdico, a Draper alumna and current adjunct associate professor of arts in NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies is the interim Arts Editor of Hercircle ezine, a magazine of women’s creative arts and activism. Ms. Leon-Ferdico would like to solicit article submissions from current Draper student-artists who who would like to write about their process as it relates to a particular social or political project. Hercircle is not just interested in creative arts such as sculpting or painting–an article about your academic research could also potentially qualify for inclusion in the journal. 

The journal’s call for submissions, as well as a recent sample article is below. Please send your questions and/or submissions to Diane Leon-Ferdico directly at DL4[at]nyu.edu.


Hercircle ezine is a magazine of women’s creative arts and activism.
We are looking for women who engage in their creative process in the visual arts, poetry and on topics that profile a social/political viewpoint. 
What we want is an essay between 800-1500 words that capture your process in the studio, how and why you create or write what you do.  Up to four images may be included or a copy of a poem.  Video excerpts from the artist may also be considered.
Please look at the website to become familiar with what we cover: www.hercircleezine.com
See a recent sample article (“My Story: Undocumented”) written by Kat Chua here: http://www.hercircleezine.com/2012/03/01/my-story-undocumented/
Kindly send your submissions to:
Diane Leon Ferdico

Call for Submissions: The L Magazine Wants Your Short Fiction

Call for Submissions: The L Magazine Wants Your Short Fiction

The L Magazine is proud to announce our eighth Literary Upstart, The Search for Pocket Fiction competition.

Writers are encouraged to submit their previously unpublished short fiction (a maximum of 1,500 words).

Semi-finalists, fifteen in total, will be invited to participate in one of three readings in Williamsburg, in front of a live, lively audience, and a panel of judges comprised of members of the local literati.

The three semi-final winners will advance to our final reading, where they’ll vie for a cash prize, and publication in The L Magazine’s annual Summer Fiction Issue.

Submission deadlines are on a rolling basis for the three semifinal readings, which are scheduled for late March, April and May.

Submission guidelines:

Entries (please limit yourself to two submissions) should be polished little labors of love of no more than 1,500 previously unpublished words. Content, style, subject, et cetera is at the discretion of the writer.

Kindly email submissions as an attached Word document in a standard, 12-point font to:
literaryupstart [at] thelmagazine [dot] com

While curlicues and bubble fonts make us blush, they also make our poor eyes bleed, so please keep it simple and please double space. Please include your name, the title of your story, and your email address, at least on the first page your story and perhaps even on subsequent pages.

Last, but not least, please remember that the live readings are a major component of this competition, so if you’re not living in the NYC area or cannot arrange to be here for a reading or two between March and June, you may wish to reconsider submitting your work.

Happy Writing,

The L Magazine
literaryupstart [at] thelmagazine [dot] com

Submit Today! gnovis CFP Spring 2012

gnovis is currently accepting submissions for its Spring 2012 issue.

Submissions of original research from any discipline in the humanities and social sciences are welcome. Papers may address a full range of topics and historical periods. Topics may include, but are not limited to: art and propaganda, gender, race, ethnicity and identity, post-colonial and post-modern theory, nationalism and religion, performance art, photography and film, Web 2.0 and social media, mediated communication and digital representation, art and technology, politics and elections.

To be considered for our Spring 2012 Issue, papers must be submitted by Wednesday, February 15.

Questions about submissions may be directed to Lauren Barnett, Editor-in-Chief, at lab242@georgetown.edu.

Journal Articles Submission Guidelines

  • All submissions should be the FINAL version of the project, and should reflect graduate-level scholarly writing and research. Please do not submit projects in-process. These submissions will be rejected without review. Please ensure that papers reflect the most current research available at the time you submit.
  • All submissions should include an abstract no more than 250 words summarizing the project and conclusions.
  • Papers should be between 3000 and 7500 words (10-25 double-spaced pages), excluding citations. There are few exceptions to this rule.
  • gnovis accepts only MLA and APA style citations for all papers. Please ensure that your submissions are cited according to one of these style guides.
  • We encourage submissions from all scholars who are examining issues critically, to include students outside of Georgetown University, and independently practicing scholars.

How to Submit

Please submit articles via email to submit@gnovisjournal.org, following the instructions below:

1. In the body of the email, include:

  • your name
  • your school affiliation, program name, and year
  • contact information, preferably an email address checked regularly

2. Attach your submission as a file in an editable format (i.e. Word, Pages) and remove all personally identifiable information including your name, school and program if applicable, and contact information.

The Review Process

When a paper is accepted for review, it is anonymized to protect the author’s identity and then distributed to at least two peer reviewers. gnovis‘ peer reviewers are current students and alumni of the CCT program; they will read the project critically, paying close attention to both style and content and returned to thegnovis editorial team. If it meets gnovis‘ editorial standards, the project is then returned to the author for any necessary revisions. Once made, the project goes through a final check by the staff before being published in the next issue.


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gnovis is the online, peer-reviewed, scholarly graduate journal of Georgetown’s Communication, Culture and Technology program, and is devoted to presenting interdisciplinary scholarship that reflects broad interests in the intersection of culture and technology. Our mission is to present a forum in which graduate students from around the globe explore the relationships among technology, culture, media, politics, and share their original research.

Anamesa Spring Kickoff Party THIS FRIDAY (1/27)

Hello Draperites!

We hope you’ve had a fantastic January term and are as excited as we are to get going with the Spring journal. To welcome everyone back, we are holding our Spring 2012 KICKOFF PARTY on Friday following the Draper welcome party.
When: Friday, January 27 8pm-10pm
Where: Peculier Pub
The Deal: Same as last time, Anamesa will provide your first 2 drinks and you will receive a discount beyond that.
Please join your Anamesa editors to toast a successful Spring journal! We hope to see you there, and have a wonderful first week of classes.
All the best,
The Anamesa Editors