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>Subject: CFP: Save As...: Digital Memories (8/31/06; collection)
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>CALL FOR PAPERS
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>SAVE AS...:DIGITAL MEMORIES
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>Edited Collection
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>Edited by Anna Reading (London South Bank University), Joanne
>Garde-Hansen (University of Gloucestershire and Andrew Hoskins (Swansea
>University)
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>This co-edited book aims to address how digital media are changing the
>languages, forms and practices of memory. The book explores how digital
>media technologies such as the World Wide Web, mobile video phone,
>personal computer, digital archives and video games may be
>rearticulating discourses of memory, memory prosthetics and the
>practices associated with commemorating, recalling and memorialising the
>past. Articles in the book will include original,  trans-cultural and
>international research and may critically synthesize and seek to extend
>theoretical material from the disciplines of anthropology, cultural
>studies, geography, history, holocaust studies, psychology, philosophy,
>sociology, media studies, museum studies, and psychoanalysis. The book
>seeks to be an accessible but scholarly critique aimed at level 2 & 3
>undergraduates and MA level postgraduate students on a growing number of
>courses/modules in memory studies from within a variety of disciplines.=20
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>=20
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>We require abstracts for chapters of 200 words plus a biography for one
>of the following sections. We strongly encourage submissions from non-UK
>scholars or on non-UK themes. DEADLINE AUGUST 31st 2006 to Anna Reading,
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>Part One: Digital Memory Discourses (section editor Andrew Hoskins)
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>This section traces the growing public, academic, and mediated
>discursive contestations of a past that seems increasingly
>interdependent upon digital media, for its survival in the present.
>Contributions will map the shifting modes and media of documentation and
>later representation of the past, against discourses on that past.
>Abstract proposals for this section can include (but are not restricted
>to) the following topics/themes:
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>Digital media as memory 'schema', Digital media ecologies, Personal vs.
>public memory discourses, Virtual spaces, biographies, Institutional
>memory, News narratives, Journalistic testimonies, Visual media
>'templates', Photojournalism
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>Part Two: Digital Memory Forms (section editor Anna Reading)
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>This section addresses how digital, mobile and interactive media
>environments are providing new media forms and prosthetics for personal
>and public memories in different cultural contexts. The contributions
>will address the extent to which the impact of digital media on forms of
>memory is important to a reworking of the theoretical understandings of
>time and space in relation to mediated commemorating, remembering,
>witnessing and forgetting in post-industrial 21st century societies.
>Abstract proposals for this section could include new research on the
>past in relation to digital media forms and environments such as history
>in video games, the digital mobile family album; sound and music
>sampling; digital diaries and blogs.
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>Part Three: Digital Memory Practices (section editor Joanne
>Garde-Hansen)
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>History from below is now mediated through digital storytelling,
>weblogs, personal journalism, online reunion sites, personal digital
>collections, digital memory mapping, as well as peer to peer networks. A
>number of theoretical implications now arise as personal memories
>intersect with 'memory institutions'; concerning editing, organization,
>interpretation, visibility, accessibility, archivability, permanency,
>corruptibility, obsolescence, and future use. This section addresses
>such implications for our understanding of mediated memory, history and
>forgetting.

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