Peta Mitchell is a lecturer in the School of English, Media Studies, and Art History at the University of Queensland. She is the author of Cartographic Strategies of Postmodernity (Routledge, 2007) and a number of book chapters and articles on critical theory and twentieth-century literature. Her research interests include online publishing, new media technologies, spatial theory, and metaphor.
EditorialThis time last year we proposed the theme of the 'loop' issue to the M/C collective because it sounded deeply cool, satisfying our poststructuralist posturings about reflexivity and representation, while also tapping into everyday cultural objects and practices. We expected that the 'loop' issue would...Read more
EditorialThirteen years ago, Kenichi Ohmae proclaimed that the world had become “borderless,” and the nation-state nothing more than a “bit actor” in a globalised economy. Around the same time, “interdisciplinarity” appeared as the prime strategy for breaking down the rigid stratifications of traditional disciplines, promising an equivalently borderless academe....Read more
The Politics of Open-Access Publishing: M/C Journal, Public Intellectualism, and Academic Discourses of LegitimacyArticlesIntroduction: about M/C Journal M/C Journal was created in 1998 as a student project for an Internet studies honours course, taught by David Marshall, in the then English Department of The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. Its stated...Read more
EditorialOur single-word issue title “publish” no doubt conjures up all sorts of anxieties in most writers and academics. It first rings through the head as a command to produce, to make, to compose—and underlines its necessity. Publish implies an invocation of engagement with its sister noun “public.” It also suggests an interchange and exchange between an audience of...Read more