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CfP Special Issue of Cultural Studies <=>Critical Methodologies on Transparency
We invite contributions for a special issue of Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies on transparency. The issue will be edited by Jan Teurlings and Markus Stauff, both lecturers at the Department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam.
The continuing Wikileaks saga is but one example of the pervasive contemporary trend towards and struggle around transparency. Not only politics, but Western (media) culture at large seems permeated by a tendency towards transparency. DVDs routinely include a commentary on how the movie was produced, reality TV makes no secret of its contrived artificiality and invites for savvy readings, political commentary focuses on the inner workings of government, sports reporting routinely reports on transfer information and the amounts involved, or goes to great lengths to explain and visualize team strategies, and trendy restaurants integrate in the kitchen from the dining area. Situationists like Debord argued in the 1960s that we were living in the society of the spectacle; nowadays, it seems, that spectacle has become translucent, or that the machinery producing the spectacle has become an integral part of the latter.
It is not only in the sphere of media that transparency has taken center stage. In politics, policy studies and economics the question of transparency has a long history. The often unspoken assumption is that transparency is somehow “good” and secrecy or black-boxing is “bad”. In this special issue we want to rise above this binary opposition and instead interrogate transparency’s relation to a variety of political traditions, like (neo)liberalism, social-democracy, communism, anarchism or conservatism.
We are also interested in the question what kinds of knowledge are promoted by a particular “transparent” medium, genre or cultural form, and what types of subjectivities it stimulates. The work of Foucault is an obvious theoretical resource for answering such questions but we specifically encourage engagements with other theoretical approaches, like marxism, feminism, postcolonial theory or actor-network theory.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
– media sports and transparency
– visualization and forms of knowledge
– new media, new transparencies?
– the limitations and impossibility of transparency
– transparency and risk society
– transparency and statistics
– transparency and the culture of auditing
– transparency and conspiracy theories
– the political economy of transparency
– gendered forms of transparency
– the transparency of globalization/ the globalization of transparency
– transparency and ideology / transparency as ideology
– transparency as governmentality / governmentality and transparency
– transparency and liberalism
– transparency and the control society
– transparency and full spectrum dominance
Articles on particular case-studies, like Wikileaks, Abu Ghraib, Google Analytics, or Transparency International are also solicited.
Authors can choose between two formats: full-length (6000 words, notes not included), or the above-mentioned case studies of 2500-3000 words.
If you are interested in contributing, please send a 300 word abstract before 15 February 2012 to Jan Teurlings,, mentioning whether your contribution is a full-length article or a case study. The deadline for finished papers is 1st of May 2012.

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Title Visiting Research Fellowships URL for more info
Sponsor University of Edinburgh
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH)
Sponsor Type Academic Institution
Amount Note Applications are invited for fellowships of between 2 and 6 months, tenable in the period June 2012 – September 2014. The fellowships are not funded.

Fellows are expected to be resident in Edinburgh throughout the tenure of their fellowship and to play a full part in the activities of the Institute. The Institute will be pleased to help with finding suitable accommodation in Edinburgh but is unable to pay accommodation costs.
Activity Location Scotland
Citizenship or Residency Unrestricted
Upcoming Deadlines
Date Certainty Type Mandatory Invite Only? Note
Feb 29, 2012 Confirmed Application Yes No
Requirements Ph.D./M.D./Other Professional
Abstracts Applications are invited for Visiting Research Fellowships. No limitation is placed on the area of research within the Humanities and Social Sciences but priority is given to those whose work falls within the scope of one of the Institute’s current Research Strands:
– Dialogues of Enlightenment: in 2012 this strand will focus on the 250th Anniversary of Hugh Blair’s appointment to the first Chair of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres
– Theory, Practice and Performance
– The University and the World: in 2012 this strand will focus on The Academic and the Civic
– The Human and the Environment: in 2012 this strand will focus on Atmospheres and Atmospherics.

The Institute is housed in an 18th century courtyard close to the University Library and about 20 scholars are in residence at any time. Fellows are allocated a private office in the Institute with all the usual research facilities and are expected to play a full part in the activities of the Institute. They are also encouraged to develop their contacts with colleagues within the College of Humanities and Social Science. They give at least one seminar on their current research work during their tenure.
Eligibility Candidates for fellowships will normally hold a doctorate or equivalent professional qualification. Consideration will be given to the academic record and the publications of all applicants and their capacity to disseminate their views among a community of like-minded people. Candidates should give evidence of any contact they have made with researchers at the University of Edinburgh, and of proposed collaboration during their visit to Edinburgh; those who do make such contact before submitting their applications will be at an advantage.

Competition for fellowships is intense and preference may be given to applicants who have not previously held a fellowship at the Institute or an equivalent institution.
COS Keywords Arts and Humanities
General Humanities Topics
Social Sciences
Funding Type Visiting Personnel
Equipment or Materials Acquisition or Facility Use
Sponsor Contact Info Director
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
University of Edinburgh
Hope Park Square
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)131 650 4671
Fax: +44 (0)131 668 2252
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I-Hotel and Conference Center
Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA
12-13 October 2012

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Fifth International Conference on Ubiquitous Learning. The Ubiquitous Learning Conference examines the ways in which the affordances of new technologies are changing how, where and when learning takes place. It considers, for example, how computing and networking devices might benefit learning not only in the classroom but well beyond the times and places traditionally considered the purview of education.

The 2012 Ubiquitous Learning Conference will be held in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, one of the primary nodes in the American Midwest’s “silicon prairie,” a region known for its concentration of high tech companies and institutions. Urbana-Champaign is the home of the University of Illinois, a pioneer in digital technologies and on-line learning. The University is the birthplace of Mosaic (the first graphical web browser), the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and the Blue Waters petascale supercomputer. Its academic and research programs continue to be at the forefront of developments in hardware, software and digital pedagogy. In addition to its on-campus students, the University of Illinois also enrolls students from around the world in a wide variety of on-line courses and programs. Given Urbana-Champaign’s important — and continuing — role in digital learning technologies, it is an especially relevant venue for the 2012 Ubiquitous Learning Conference.

The Conference welcomes participants from many countries and professional areas, including teachers, administrators, researchers, university faculty, managers and others interested in the possibilities of technology in learning. Each day features plenary presentations and a variety of parallel sessions. Proposals may be submitted for 30-minute paper sessions, 60-minute workshops and 90-minute panels. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available. Presenters may submit their papers for publication in the peer refereed ‘Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal.’

The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 6 March 2012. Future deadlines will be announced on the conference website. To learn more about paper session options and how to submit a proposal, please see the Call for Papers:

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JPC, vol. 1, issue 2:
Communicating and Managing Issues, Risks and Crises
Guest Editor, Dr. Terence (Terry) Flynn, APR, FCPRS

Issues, risks and crises are a fact of organizational life – especially in this hyper-competitive, ‘always on’, saturated media environment. Those organizations that are able to anticipate and be ready for the turbulent seas that they sail in are more likely to weather the difficult waters and successfully navigate to safer harbours. Some of these difficulties are self-imposed (poor leadership, lack of vision, improperly designed processes and products) while others are a result of drastic and sometimes unforeseen changes in the organization’s operating environment.

The question is – what are the factors necessary for organizations to successfully manage through difficult issues, risks and crises in order to survive potentially catastrophic events?

This special issue of the JPC invites scholars and professionals to reflect on and recommend strategies that organizations should embrace in order to communicate and manage issues, risks and crises in today’s social media world.

We invite original research, case studies, literature reviews, new management models, book reviews, editorials and interviews with leading scholars and professionals.

Manuscripts should be submitted through the JPC website, using the link in the toolbar to the left of the jpc website page.

• Submission deadline: 15 March 2012
• Anticipated publication date: June 2012

Manuscripts should follow the official JPC submission guidelines.

For more information, please contact special issue Guest Editor, Terry Flynn at or Editor-in-Chief, Alex Sevigny at

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The Iowa Journal of Communication (IJC) is currently calling for the submission of manuscripts, with a deadline of March 30, 2012. We accept manuscripts from any communication scholar and welcome interdisciplinary efforts.

One need not be a member of the Iowa Communication Association (ICA) to submit manuscripts. Submissions from all geographic areas are encouraged. The IJC publishes the highest quality of manuscripts on a variety of communication topics. Manuscripts may be philosophical, theoretical, critical, applied, pedagogical, or empirical in nature. We will also publish reviews or reflective pieces of concern to communication scholars. The IJC follows a policy of blind review so no author identification should appear in the body of the manuscript. Manuscripts should not exceed 25 pages (excluding references and tables/appendixes) and should include a separate title page that includes author(s) name, academic position, institutional affiliation, a brief bio, mailing address, phone number, and email address. Please also include a history of the work (including a description of any public presentation or publication of any part of the data set or portions of the manuscript and whether the!
manuscript is part of a thesis or dissertation) when appropriate. An abstract of no more than 100 words should accompany the manuscript. All submissions must conform to the latest edition of APA. Please submit only electronic submissions in Microsoft Word documents.

For submissions/questions regarding this general communication issue, please contact:
Dr. Mary Gill
Box 2911
Buena Vista University
Storm Lake IA 50588

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The International Journal of Listening STUDENT ISSUE
Submission Deadline April 5th, 2012

Guest Editor:
Michelle E. Pence, The Louisiana State University

Background and Special Issue Purpose

The International Listening Association (ILA), founded in 1979, prides itself on the diversity of its membership. Members of the organization hail from numerous countries and are representative of a multitude of disciplines in the academy, as well as business men and women and practitioners. In the last year, the organization has launched an initiative of sustainability for the organization, inviting new members from diverse fields and backgrounds. In the spirit of this initiative, The International Journal of Listening is dedicating a special issue to manuscripts authored by students, and guest edited by students.

The International Journal of Listening

has long served as an outlet for the publication of scholarly research in listening. The Journal focuses on aspects of listening in a variety of contexts, including professional, interpersonal, public/political, media or mass communication, educational, spiritual, intercultural, and international (including second language acquisition contexts). The Journal welcomes studies of listening utilizing a variety of methodologies, such as empirical, pedagogical, philosophical, and historical. The special, student-authored issue of The International Journal of Listening invites submissions of this nature. Manuscripts should be sole-authored or first-authored by undergraduate or graduate students.

Deadline, Submission, and Review Process
The deadline for submitting manuscripts is April 5th, 2012. Submissions must be made via e-mail to the guest editor. Author(s) should indicate that they wish their submission to be considered for the special “Student Issue” of The International Journal of Listening. Each manuscript will undergo a rigorous peer-review process by two to three members of a special editorial board made up of students affiliated with the field of listening. Authors of papers invited to be revised and resubmitted will be expected to work within a tight timeframe to meet the special issue’s publication deadline. Submissions should conform to the standards of the APA, 6th Edition. Please include the contact person, his/her school address, home phone, business phone, email address, student status, and the names and school affiliations of any additional authors.

Further Information

For questions regarding the content of the special issue, please contact the editor of The International Journal of Listening or the guest editor of this special issue:
Pamela Cooper,

Michelle E. Pence,

[slider group=”1″ title=”Call for Editor: WPA: Writing Program Administration – Deadline: 9/12/12″]
Happy New Year, everyone! Please see the following. As indicated, questions should be addressed to me.

The Council of Writing Program Administrators is seeking the next Editor or Editorial Team for its official journal, WPA: Writing Program Administration. Our current editorial team of Alice Horning and Debra Frank Dew has delivered distinguished content that reflects our field’s continued growth in research and scholarship, but they are ready to move on to other work in the field.

The term is for three years, with possibility for renewal, with work beginning in Fall 2013; the new editor or editorial team will work with the current editorial team to publish content already in development for Volume 37.2 (Spring 2014), and will have full responsibility for content and productionbeginning with Volume 38 (Fall/Winter 2014 and Spring 2015).

Interested applicants should have the following qualifications: publications in and expertise in the field of writing program administration and related areas; knowledge of the issues that have preoccupied the field, both historically and in therecent past; familiarity with the journal, an understanding of the role thejournal plays in the field, and a vision for the journal’s future; current membership in and a history of involvement with CWPA; strong editorial and organizational skills; and prior editorial and reviewing experience. We especially encourage applications from prospective editorial teams.

To apply, please submit an application letter explaining why you are qualified for this position and describing any resources or support your institution(s) will be able to provide (released time, secretarial support, startup funds, etc.) as well as resources you will request from CWPA. Applicants should also submit a current c.v. for each member of the prospective editorial team. If you are proposing an editorial team, please explain how you will work together on editing and production of the journal. Upon request, additional informationabout editorial responsibilities and workflow, journal finances, and production timelines will be made available to prospective editors. Address queries toRita Malenczyk, Chair of the WPA Journal Editor Search Committee, at

Send the application electronically as attached files to Rita Malenczyk, Deadline: September 1, 2012. Members of the Search Committee will be available for phone consultations with prospective editors/editorial teams. We hope to finalize an agreement with the new Editorial Team no later than February 1, 2013.

Rita Malenczyk
Professor of English and Director,
University Writing Program and Writing Center
English Department, Eastern Connecticut State University
83 Windham St.
Willimantic, CT 06226
860-465-4573 (phone)
860-465-4580 (fax)
Office Hours: Mondays 2:45-3:45 and 11-1 in the Writing Center; Tuesdays and Thursdays 11-12 in Webb 254

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