[H-verkko] CFP: Immigration and Visual Culture

Hanna Snellman 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).