Call for Papers: TRANSIT Journal
Department of German at the University of California, Berkeley

Special Issue: Participatory Media and Public Memory
Deadline: April 2, 2012; [log in to unmask]

TRANSIT, a multidisciplinary online journal dedicated to the critical
inquiry of travel, migration, and multiculturalism in the
German-speaking world, will devote its forthcoming issue to
“Participatory Media and Public Memory.” For this special issue, we
are soliciting submissions that consider the nexus of media and memory
from a variety of historical and theoretical angles, as well as from
interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives. The following
questions will animate our issue:

- How do changing mediascapes and new forms of communication challenge
traditional conceptualizations of the public sphere? Can digital
archives destabilize the dominant national politics of commemoration?

- What are the archives of migration? How do museums, monuments, and
other public forms of remembrance engage with histories of travel,
migration, and multiculturalism? Whose history do they document, and
how can they be used productively?

- In what ways can studies of mobility and immobility transform
national historiography and area studies? What insights can be gained
from discussions of transnationalism, multilingualism, globalization,
cosmopolitanism, and human rights?

- How might the interplay of memory and media in other periods speak
to our current situation? What connections can be drawn among
premodern, modern, and postmodern contexts?

All articles (in English or German) should be submitted by April 2,
2012 to [log in to unmask] The length of papers is flexible,
but submissions should address a broad audience. Articles that include
audiovisual materials are especially encouraged. For general
submission guidelines, please consult our website.

Erik Born, on behalf of the Editors of TRANSIT
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Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor:  Olaf Schmidt
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
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