Amusements & Useful Devices from K. A. Wisniewski
This January, I posted a new Call for Papers for the next issue of Textshop Experiments. This will be an open double-issue with a rolling submission deadline. My goal here is to offer one new work on this site every week throughout the spring and summer! Rather than maintain the traditional, print-based, editorial structure, we will cater to the technologies that the Internet provides! Fitting considering the nature of the journal, I think!!!
Although I’m open to all essays–traditional and more experimental and multi-modal forms and approaches–related to electracy, digital culture, Internet studies, reading, print and electronic literature, and composition and rhetoric, there are spaces carved out in this issue for special features. These include a section on office/work spaces, lists, teaching, and poetry / poetics.
Please see the Call for Publications below for more information!
The most exciting part of my days are opening up my email to find questions, proposals, and works from you and to read, watch, and participate in the reviewing, transforming, and sharing processes of publishing.
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.
Submissions and queries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.