Textshop Experiments invites submissions for its special double -issue Vol. 6-7, beginning February 1. This is a rolling issue, and submissions will be accepted until August 31, 2019.
Textshop Experiments is an open-access, peer- reviewed journal focused on electracy; experiments in writing and modality; digital media and information literacy; and reflections on philosophy, education, and cultural studies in the digital age. We are open to all forms, modes, trials in reading, writing and teaching.
This issue is open to all topics, but we will also introduce topical sections related to Poetry, Lists, Office Spaces, Pedagogy & Student Work, and Reviews.
Poetry & Poetics
Poetics is an intricate part of electracy. This section offers contributors a chance to reflect on the ways in which artists, writers, and educators can recognize, appropriate, redesign, and (re)invent practices for the digital age. This section will also publish original poetry, translations, creative-criticism.
In his essay “I’ve Got a Little List,” William Gass writes, “Listing is a fundamental literary strategy. It occurs constantly, and only occasionally draws attention to itself.” Inspired by lists found in some of our favorite writers (Homer, Charles Dickens, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, Georges Perec, Italo Calvino, Umberto Eco, Joan Didon, Susan Sontag, etc., etc.), the editors invite contributors to share their own lists, catalogs, inventories, schedules, registers, tallies, syllabi, almanacs, tables, indexes, calendars, ledgers, scrolls, receipts, invoices, prospectus, menus, memorabilia, directories, and lexica. Send us your lists!
“Office Spaces” is a new photo/essay section. This year, we ask contributors to send a photo or photos of their favorite “work” space and contribute a short 300-500-word essay along with the photo.
Pedagogy & Student Work
Essays in this section will describe a teaching assignment or method (or a series of assignments and methods) designed for the Internet or digital studies or working in some idea or dimension of electracy, with student examples or comments to illustrate the approach. Examples of activities, reading lists and resources, or a syllabus might be useful additions here. We will also consider publishing original student work that draws from recent courses or a series of student works with an introduction provided by the instructor.
We will accept reviews of books, films, conferences, and exhibitions. Those interested in submitting a review are encouraged to contact the editors ahead of time.
We are happy to receive queries and proposals, as well as completed works.
Issues 7 & 8
Coming Soon …
Upcoming Issues & How to Get Involved
We have an exciting line-up of themed and open issues coming up, including
STAND-UP: The Comedy Issue
Anti-Method: Cats or CATTts
More information will be provided soon . . . Textshop Experiments is always seeking ideas for upcoming issues. If you have a suggestion or are interested in serving as a guest editor, please contact the editors via the Contact page.
We are also interested in producing/publishing/collaborating in longer digital works and are in the early stages of an original pamphlet/chapbook series. Individuals interested in learning more should contact the editors directly.
Finally, we also accept artwork, book and exhibition reviews, and conference reports for future issues. If you would like to be considered for future reviews, please send an email, including your name; academic/professional affiliation, department and position; publications, current research, and areas of interest; and your contact information, including mailing address, to the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org. While we do accept unsolicited reviews and artwork, artists and reviewers are encouraged to query the editors before submission.