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<nettime-ann> [call] CFP: M/C Journal 'review' issue


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 29 July 2005

                          M/C - Media and Culture
                     http://www.media-culture.org.au/
           is calling for contributors to the 'review' issue of

                                M/C Journal
                   http://journal.media-culture.org.au/

M/C Journal is looking for new contributors. M/C is a crossover journal
between the popular and the academic, and a blind- and peer-reviewed
journal.

To see what M/C Journal is all about, check out our Website, which
contains
all the issues released so far, at
<http://journal.media-culture.org.au/>.
To find out how and in what format to contribute your work, visit
<http://journal.media-culture.org.au/journal/submission.php>. 

                         Call for Papers: 'review'
                      Edited by the M/C Reviews team

Reviews occupy an uneasy position in society. There are those that argue
that reviewing is an art in itself, that a well-written review stands
alone. There are those that argue that reviewers enjoy a parasitic
relationship, piggy-backing on another's creation. Still others see
reviews
as mere advertisements, one more cog in the publicity wheel. Regardless
of
which faction you support, however, it must be admitted that reviewing
is
fast becoming one of the most controversial forms of writing. 'reviews'
invites contributors to examine the legitimacy of reviewing as a
sub-genre
of creative non-fiction, and to provide a meta-reflection on all aspects
of
reviewing and critiquing. 

What is it about reviews that make them so popular (or unpopular) with
consumers? Can a review really affect the way consumers act or feel? Why
will people read the opinions of a reviewer they already dislike? What
gives the critic the right to pass judgement on another person's work
and
when do we consider them suitably qualified to do so? At what point does
one move from being 'Monday's expert' to a valid opinion-holder, whose
views would be welcome in a wider public forum? 

What is the difference between a run-of-the-mill review and a piece that
offers a critical analysis of an art form; and why do some readers
prefer
one over the other? Is reviewing an art form, and when does a review
merely
provide a platform for the reviewer? 

And of course, there are a number of other aspects to the word 'review'
itself; from its use as a term implying a need for change to the most
literal sense of rolling a ceremonial inspection or presentation. We
invite
contributions from a wide variety of fields to explore the question of
reviewing. Send 1000-1500 word articles to review {AT} journal.media-
culture.org.au.

For more information: review {AT} journal.media-culture.org.au

Article deadline:     26 August 2005
Issue release date:   19 October 2005


M/C Journal was founded (as "M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture") in
1998
as a place of public intellectualism analysing and critiquing the
meeting
of media and culture. Contributors are directed to past issues of M/C
Journal for examples of style and content, and to the submissions page
for
comprehensive article submission guidelines. M/C Journal articles are
blind
peer-reviewed.

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Further M/C Journal issues scheduled for 2005:

'affect': article deadline 21 October 2005, release date 14 December 2005
 

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M/C - Media and Culture is located at
<http://www.media-culture.org.au/>.
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M/C Journal is online at <http://journal.media-culture.org.au/>.
All past issues of M/C Journal on various topics are available there.
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Visit all three M/C publications at <http://www.media-culture.org.au/>.
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                                                     Dr Axel Bruns

--
 General Editor                              editor {AT} media-cul
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