[artinfo] Call for Papers--Culture Jamming Reader
medelaure at usfca.edu
Tue Apr 26 12:52:30 CEST 2011
Call for Chapter Proposals: _The Culture Jamming Reader_
"Culture jamming" is a dynamic concept encompassing a range of
subversive communication forms, such as billboard appropriation,
textual poaching, advertising parodies, media hoaxing, performance
happenings, and public spectacles. Semiotic defamiliarization is
central to these acts of creative resistance at the margins: as Mark
Dery puts it, culture jammers "introduce noise into the signal as it
passes from transmitter to receiver, encouraging idiosyncratic,
unintended interpretations." Theories and practices of culture
jamming traverse disciplinary and geographic boundaries, and shift
over time. The Culture Jamming Reader addresses the evolution of
culture jamming, debates over its definition and efficacy, and
transformations that have brought culture jamming aesthetics into
official, mainstream culture. The book explores culture jamming not
only as cultural negation, but also as cultural participation, a
jamming with culture.
The Culture Jamming Reader is an anthology that will include some
previously published work (seminal theoretical texts and manifestoes)
as well as new critical case studies. We invite proposals for
original essays that engage culture jamming theories and/or
practices: we are especially interested in essays on urban art and
graffiti, bodily performances (e.g. flash mobs), media hoaxing (e.g.
the Yes Men), internet/electronic activism and viral communication.
We welcome submissions from a range of disciplines and using a
variety of methodological approaches; however, essays should be
written in a style accessible to a wide audience of scholars,
students, artists and activists.
Send your title, abstract (no more than 500 words) and brief bio
(including previous publications) by May 20, 2011, to Marilyn DeLaure
(University of San Francisco) medelaure at usfca.edu and to Moritz Fink
(University of Munich) moritz.fink at gmail.com.
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