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<nettime-ann> CFP: M/C Journal 'recover' Issue


                          M/C - Media and Culture
           is calling for contributors to the 'recover' 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
journal. In 2008, M/C Journal celebrates its tenth anniversary.

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: 'recover'
                 Edited by Henk Huijser and Janine Little

As 2008 marks the tenth anniversary of M/C Journal, there is opportunity to
take stock and reflect on its impact and value. So too, can we revisit its
archives and recover some of its best material in rediscovery. Such a
process allows for recovery of certain trends and movements that could be
said to characterise the preceding decade. While measuring time in ten year
blocks is essentially an artificial exercise, it can also be seen as a
practical means of stimulating reflection on what has been recovered. This
is important to consider at a time when speed is increasingly of the
essence in all aspects of life, but especially in media and cultural
production, as well as academic production. In such a climate, time to
recover is increasingly sparse, with the focus sometimes overwhelmingly on
the future. In this context, recovering the past is often only partial
recovery: a process of raiding that past for fragments applicable to an
imagined future, a recasting of memories in brighter lights. Still,
recovering something may give it new life, in different colours or a
different wrapping. It may be letting go of the past, understanding, and
reconciling the interconnections between private and global landscapes of
healing - culturally, physically, spiritually.

We invite submissions that address the process of 'recovery' from a wide
variety of angles. This may include, but is certainly not limited to,
recovery of cultural artefacts; recovery after prolonged periods of
dominant political ideologies; recovery of memory; recovery after war or
personal loss; and ultimately, the role of both 'old' and 'new' media in
all such processes. Let us recover!

Contact the editors at recover@journal.media-culture.org.au, and submit
submit articles of 3,000 words in length through our Website at

Article deadline:     10 Oct. 2008
Issue release date:   10 Dec. 2008

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 2008 and 2009:

'recover': article deadline 10 October 2008, release date 10 December 2008
'still':   article deadline 16 January 2009, release date 11 March 2009
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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