cfp: Deplyoying terror

Margin, Haverford College’s alternative student-led academic publication

Margin Topic for Spring 2013: Deploying Terror

Deadline for submission: December 14, 2012

Margin, Haverford College’s alternative student-led academic publication, seeks to foster interdisciplinary dialogue around a specific cultural topic by publishing themed critical essays, reviews, creative writing, and visual media from a wider academic community. Margin publishes the work of students, scholars, artists, musicians, and writers. Moving on from last year’s theme Divas, the board hopes that Margin will continue to generate and collect wide-ranging, provocative content.

Deploying Terror asks scholars, writers, and artists to consider the languages and images generated and deployed by the events of September 11, 2001

How do we identify and assess the mobilization of terror and inflections of 9/11 in the cultural sphere?  How do we understand these artifacts of 9/11 (television, film, music, journalism, photography, law, literature, memoir, art, etc) and their reception?  How can we think of the construction of a post-9/11 world as a new way of thinking and being?  How can we conceptualize the transnational connections between 9/11 and the global “War on Terror”?  What can be said about the physical, cultural, and intimate spaces demarcated by terror, trauma, violence, and war?

We encourage submissions from all disciplines and especially those interested in popular culture, anthropology, philosophy, gender and sexuality studies, race, visual culture, history, literature, urban studies, and foreign policy.

Submissions do not have to address 9/11 explicitly but can address broader interpretations of the word “terror” and its deployment elsewhere in the cultural field (including in the form of popular music analysis, music/film/book reviews, political manifestos, lists, Bush administration fan fiction, photographs, a travel guide to Abbottabad, bibliographies for unwritten theses, etc.).

We seek students/scholars/artists/people who are excited about the field and interested in developing and presenting their own original projects. We invite submission of relevant academic and creative projects at all stages of development, with the understanding that a substantial amount of work will be completed in time for publication.

How to Submit:

Send submissions and questions to: <mailto:margin.journal@gmail.com>margin.journal@gmail.com. Your submission should arrive as an email with the subject heading: “Deploying Terror, [Submission Title].”

Required format: Written pieces must be submitted as Word documents with a .doc or .docx extension, and must use proper MLA citation style. Visual pieces must be saved as high-quality .tiff files.

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Sponsored by the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities