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<nettime-ann> CFP: M/C Journal 'filth' issue


                          M/C - Media and Culture
           is calling for contributors to the 'filth' issue of

                                M/C Journal

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

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

                         Call for Papers: 'filth'
                  Edited by Andrew Leggett & Donna Hancox

'Now if you take the ugly,' he continued, 'or the deformed, or the old, and
transcend your natural revulsion by uniting with it aesthetically -
sometimes even physically - a rare ecstasy results which generates great
magical potential.' -- John Scott, "Preface"

The editors of this issue of M/C Journal invite you to join them in
following Scott's alchemical imperative, journeying down crooked alleyways
to places of alterity where the sewage viaducts of the mind burst and
bubble up, leaving you up to your knees in abject filth. The term 'filth'
is highly pejorative, used to describe that which is repudiated by
mainstream society. Labelling 'filth' has become a way of maintaining
propriety and differentiating those considered acceptable members of social
and cultural groups from those defined as pariahs or condemned to anomie.
Confrontation with 'filth' is thus necessarily subversive and disruptive.

Charles Baudelaire, Julia Kristeva, Maria Tatar, Kathy Acker, Peter
Jackson, Robert Crumb, Annie Sprinkle, Nick Cave, Marilyn Manson, Cradle of
Filth and numerous other artists and writers have demonstrated ways in
which the reintegration of 'filth' can be transformative - personally and
socially liberating and empowering. We invite you to actively contribute to
this discourse on 'filth' within popular and academic cultures by
submitting essays of 1000-1500 words in length, and digital artwork for
consideration as cover art. 

Send your work to filth@journal.media-culture.org.au.

Article deadline:     30 August 2006
Issue release date:   1 Nov. 2006

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


Further M/C Journal issues scheduled for 2006:

'filth':    article deadline 30 August 2006,  release date 1 November 2006
'jam':      article deadline 25 October 2006, release date 20 December 2006

M/C - Media and Culture is located at <http://www.media-culture.org.au/>.
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.


                                                     Dr Axel Bruns

 General Editor                              editor@media-culture.org.au
 M/C - Media and Culture                http://www.media-culture.org.au/

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