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>From: "Carles Gutierrez-Sanfeliu" <[log in to unmask]>
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>CULTURE, THEORY AND CRITIQUE
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>Call for papers (3) and contents of 43.1.
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>Unless specified otherwise, please direct all correspondence regarding =
>CTC to: [log in to unmask] ; apologies for cross-postings.=20
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>For full details on _Culture, Theory and Critique_, submission =
>information, instructions to authors, a free online sample copy and =
>contents listings from volume 43 on, please visit the journal's website =
>at:
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>http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/routledge/14735784.htm
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>_Culture, Theory and Critique_ is an interdisciplinary journal for the =
>transformation and development of critical theories in the humanities =
>and social sciences. It aims to critique and reconstruct theories by =
>interfacing them with one another and by relocating them in new sites =
>and conjunctures. _Culture, Theory and Critique's_ approach to =
>theoretical refinement and innovation is one of interaction and =
>hybridisation via recontextualisation and transculturation. The =
>reconceptualisation of critical theories is achieved by:=20
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>* assessing how well theories emerging from particular spatial, =
>cultural, geographical and historical contexts travel and translate into =
>new conjunctures.=20
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>* confronting theories with their limitations or aporias through =
>immanent critique.
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>* applying theories to cultural, literary, social and political =
>phenomena in order to test them against their respective fields of =
>concern and to generate critical feedback.
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>* interfacing theories from different intellectual, disciplinary and =
>institutional settings.=20
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>_Culture, Theory and Critique_ publishes one special issue and one open =
>issue per volume.=20
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>CALL FOR PAPERS - OPEN ISSUES
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>Inquiries for open issues should be directed to: [log in to unmask]
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>Submissions for open issues should be sent to _Culture, Theory and =
>Critique, Department of Hispanic and Latin American Studies, University =
>of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK. Submissions for the open issues =
>may be sent at any time.=20
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>Submissions are subject to peer review.
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>CALL FOR PAPERS: SPECIAL ISSUE, APRIL 2004 'PRACTICES OF ORDINARY AND =
>EXTRAORDINARY MEDIATION'.=20
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>Globalization has allegedly facilitated contacts and brought about new =
>types of exchanges between individuals and communities: today's =
>immigrants, merchants, soldiers, politicians, journalists, but also =
>neighbours and lovers increasingly have to communicate with subjects or =
>communities that do not share their culture, their history, or even =
>their language. They need facilitators, translators, go-betweens (other =
>humans, or technological or discursive tools). This issue of _Culture, =
>Theory and Critique_ will examine how practices of mediation are being =
>reinvented in the context of cultural, social or political encounters. =
>Contributors are encouraged to explore a whole range of discursive =
>practices, from the most official forms of negotiation (in the context =
>of international conflicts for example) to the most ordinary and =
>apparently banal examples of mediation (translating direction for a =
>tourist, filling out forms for parents).=20
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>Inquiries and submissions should be directed to Professor Mireille =
>Rosello, WCAS French and Italian, 1859 Sheridan Rd #152, Northwestern =
>University, Evanston, IL 60208-2204, USA; [log in to unmask] =
>Deadline for submissions: 1 June 2003.=20
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>CALL FOR PAPERS: SPECIAL ISSUE, MAY 2005 'NOISE'.=20
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>Today, noise is breaking away from the status of undesirable phenomenon =
>bestowed upon it by traditional communications theory. No longer merely =
>an undesirable element to be eradicated so as to retain the purity of =
>the original signal, noise is infecting expression from all realms, =
>spawning genres and movements, complexifying rather than destroying =
>semantics. Indeed, noise has become an integral part of our late modern =
>condition, and not only because of the amount of noise produced by late =
>industrial and digital societies. It is perhaps only natural that we =
>attempt to insulate ourselves from this latter noise, but to treat all =
>noise in this way, to attempt to eradicate *all* forms of noise is =
>fundamentally to disavow the ground on which our every expression is =
>transmitted. This issue of _Culture, Theory and Critique_ will aim to =
>listen to (or look at) noise in all of its guises both literal and =
>metaphorical, to restore noise to its rightful place and to examine the =
>ways in which noise can refigure existing theories, theories which also =
>at times collude in this politics of noise reduction.=20
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>Amongst the key issues to be addressed in this volume will be:
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>* Manifestations of noise in culture (noise music, post-digital music, =
>static, hiss, snow and other complex frequencies).=20
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>* The 'silent' noise behind various communicational acts (what is at =
>stake when mistaking this noise for silence?)=20
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>* The construction of meaning (why is it that meaning is challenged by =
>noise and what does meaning arise from?)
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>* The politics of noise (does noise indeed signal a new political =
>economy as Attali claimed? is noise revolt?)
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>* Noise and hybridity (does hybridity challenge a noiseless economy?)
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>* Should noise and noisiness be maintained (or perhaps maintained solely =
>as an outside) or is a politics of noise reduction justified?
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>* Does noise constitute a possible alterity?
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>Inquiries and submissions should be directed to: Dr Greg Hainge, School =
>of Humanities, University of Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia. =
>[log in to unmask]
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>and to: Dr Paul Hegarty, Department of French, University College Cork, =
>Cork, Ireland. [log in to unmask]
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>Deadline for submissions: 1 June 2004.=20
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>JUST PUBLISHED. VOLUME 43.1 May 2002. SPECIAL ISSUE ON 'EUROCENTRISM'.=20
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>Contents:=20
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>Chu-Chueh Cheng=20
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>'Imperial Cartography and Victorian Literature: Charting the Wishes and =
>Anguish of an Island-Empire', pp. 1-16
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>Paul Allatson, Adam Le Nevez, Yixu Lu, et al.=20
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>' "Average Stray Aliens": An Average Australian Conversation on =
>Eurocentrism', pp. 17-32=20
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>April R. Biccum
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>'Interrupting the Discourse of Development: On a Collision Course with =
>Postcolonial Theory', pp. 33-50=20
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>Gerhard Richter
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>'Sites of Indeterminacy and the Spectres of Eurocentrism', pp. 51-65=20
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>Colin Wright
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>'Centrifugal Logics: Eagleton and Spivak on the Place of "Place" in =
>Postcolonial Theory', pp. 67-82
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>Notes on=20
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