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Upcoming Issues

TitleIssue EditorsSubmission DateRelease Date
'alternative' Grady Hancock13 Jan. 201715 Mar. 2017
'build' Rachel Franks and Simon Dwyer26 Feb. 201726 Apr. 2017

'alternative'

Unconventional, uncommon, irregular, off-beat, counter to — as in contradistinction to the popular. Here we look to the margins of film and media, practice and industry to explore alternative approaches to popular modes of thinking and doing.

Finding the alternative can come to mean a number of discursive approaches in its collision with film and media more broadly — from alternative modes of storytelling, alternative ways of producing and consuming film and media, to alternative and oppositional ideologies. Subversions of the mainstream, wherever that may be found by scholar and critic alike, lead to an astonishing array of alternative voices in the film and media landscape. This issue of M/C Journal seeks to harness some of those voices.

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).

Details

  • Article deadline: 13 Jan. 2017
  • Release date: 15 Mar. 2017
  • Editor: Grady Hancock

Please submit articles through this Website. Send any enquiries to alternative@journal.media-culture.org.au.


'build'

Rowan Moore, in his work Why We Build: Power and Desire in Architecture, notes that "most people know that buildings are not purely functional, that there is an intangible something about them that has to do with emotion" (16). Emotion is critical to why and how we build. Indeed, there is a basic human desire to build - to leave a mark on the landscape or on our society. This issue of M/C Journal seeks to unpack this idea of emotion, examining the functional and the creative in the design process, for a range of building projects, from the tangible: building airports, office towers or super structures; to those building projects that are more difficult to define: building a community, a relationship or a reputation.

Areas of investigation may include, but are not limited to how we:

  • Build the "iconic structure"
  • Build a company
  • Build an argument or a school of thought
  • Build collections (from large-scale cultural collections to personal collections)
  • Build audiences (film, television, the performing arts and social media)
  • Build software
  • Build profiles or strategies (from the corporate to the personal)
  • Build relationships
  • Build communities
  • Build confidence and self-esteem
  • Re-build homes, suburbs, or cities

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 double-blind refereed and must adhere to MLA style (6th edition).

Details

  • Article deadline: 26 Feb. 2017
  • Release date: 26 Apr. 2017
  • Editors: Rachel Franks and Simon Dwyer

Please submit articles through this Website. Send any enquiries to build@journal.media-culture.org.au.