[H-verkko] CFP: Immigration and Visual Culture
hanna.snellman at helsinki.fi
Mon Helmi 8 10:05:30 EET 2010
CFP: Immigration and Visual Culture (journal; 5/1)
agency, an online, peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal,
invites submissions for a special issue on Immigration and Visual
Culture. Technologies such as photography and film have played a
crucial role in representing, constructing, and reifying the immigrant
subject and immigrant experiences. Recent technological innovations,
from YouTube and social networking sites to DVD and video downloading
to surveillance technologies, have changed the ways in which immigrant
subjectivities and experiences are constructed and disseminated.
agency invites submissions of essays examining the relationship
between immigration and visual culture. How have immigrant
subjectivities and experiences been represented and constructed by
visual culture? How have immigrant subjectivities and experiences been
transformed by technological innovations? In what ways does visual
culture participate in the surveillance and regulation of immigrants
and immigrations? What opportunities does visual culture provide for
the articulation of immigrant identities or the resistance of dominant
discourses of immigration?
agency is an interdisciplinary journal of the humanities and social
sciences, and we will consider submissions working within or across
any disciplines associated with the humanities and social sciences
(and beyond). The ideal agency essay is scholarly and rigorous but
also accessible and engagingly written.
Submissions should be 4000-5000 words and should be formatted in
accordance with the seventh edition of the MLA Handbook.
The deadline for submissions is 1 May 2010. Please submit submissions
via email to the editor, Dr. Douglas Ivison, at
douglas.ivison at lakeheadu.ca.
agency is published by Lakehead University’s Advanced Institute for
Globalization and Culture (http://theagency.lakeheadu.ca).