CFP – Intersectionalities and Media Archaeologies

communication +1 is seeking proposals for Volume 7, “Intersectionalities
and Media Archaeologies”

Edited by Zachary McDowell and Nathanael Bassett

The emerging field of media archaeology has opened up new avenues of
research across fields and provided a way to challenge accepted historical
layers of social and technical arrangements. Drawing from a variety of
entangled theories and methodologies, bringing in German media theory, new
materialism, digital humanities, software studies, cultural studies,
Foucauldian frameworks, and others, media archaeology interrogates dead
media, alternative technological schema, the composition of
infrastructures, everyday objects, and other phenomena, providing new
insights and recontextualization for scholars from an array of backgrounds.
However, despite the interconnected promise of Media Archaeology, the
practices and theories remain limited in their engagement with much of
critical cultural communication and media studies.

In the introduction to “What is Media Archaeology,” Jussi Parikka notes
that “we need to be prepared to refresh media archaeology itself.” This
collection seeks essays by critical scholars of communication participating
in this ongoing emergence of media archaeology as method or theorization to
study mediums, objects, conjunctures, and other areas of interest to the
study of communication.

This collection is meant to highlight and connect ways to theorize and
“refresh” the concepts related to media archaeology in connection with the
study of communication. We encourage intersectional engagements with and
applications of media archaeological practices as they function
theoretically, methodologically, spatially, institutionally, and in
relation to the study of communication.

With this collection we hope to help provide communication researchers a
space in which to explore the promise of media archaeology as a critical
set of lenses in the study of communication.

Please submit short proposals of no more than 500 words by December 3rd,
2017 to

Upon invitation, full text submissions will be due April 1st, 2017, with
expected publication in September, 2018.

About the Journal
The aim of communication +1 is to promote new approaches to and open new
horizons in the study of communication from an interdisciplinary
perspective. We are particularly committed to promoting research that seeks
to constitute new areas of inquiry and to explore new frontiers of
theoretical activities linking the study of communication to both
established and emerging research programs in the humanities, social
sciences, and arts. Other than the commitment to rigorous scholarship,
communication +1 sets no specific agenda. Its primary objective is to
create is a space for thoughtful experiments and for communicating these

Briankle G. Chang, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Zachary J. McDowell, University of Illinois at Chicago

Advisory Board
Kuan-Hsing Chen, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Sean Johnson Andrews, Columbia College Chicago
Nathalie Casemajor, University of Québec Outaouais
Bernard Geoghegan, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Lawrence Grossberg, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
David Gunkel, Northern Illinois University
Peter Krapp, University of California Irvine
Catherine Malabou, Kingston University, United Kingdom
Jussi Parikka, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
John Durham Peters, University of Iowa
Gil Rodman, University of Minnesota
Florian Sprenger, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany
Johnathan Sterne, McGill University
Ted Striphas, University of Colorado, Boulder
Greg Wise, Arizona State University

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