Latest academic adventure: Guest editor for Enculturation

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I am very excited to announce today that my fellow CRDM student Ashley R. Kelly and I will be guest editors for an upcoming special issue of Enculturation, based on the Computers and Writing Conference that will be held at NCSU next May!

Here’s the official call for manuscripts. Please share widely. Computers and Writing 2012 will be a great conference, and this special issue will highlight the best work!

Call for Papers: Special Computers and Writing Special Issue of Enculturation

ArchiTEXTure: Composing and Constructing in Digital Spaces
Guest Editors
Meagan Kittle Autry, North Carolina State University
Ashley R. Kelly, North Carolina State University 

We welcome manuscript submissions for a special issue of Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture. For this issue, we invite papers originating from presentations given at Computers and Writing 2012, “ArchiTEXTure: Composing and Constructing in Digital Spaces.” Under this theme, conference organizers encourage submitters to consider issues, challenges, and benefits specifically related to the production of digital texts. Additionally, submissions are encouraged to consider questions that both address “archiTEXTure” in the classroom and as part of a scholarly agenda. If your presentation is accepted for the C&W conference, we encourage you to submit your manuscript for publication in this special issue.  
The goal of this conference is to move beyond traditional, print-based examinations of new media objects as texts. Thus, we are interested in how digital spaces and new media objects interact with and influence the ways that we compose ourselves, our classrooms and our scholarly work. The archiTEXTure of new media can be the media object itself, but can also be the the contexts, spaces, bodies, materials, ideas, and histories of media. The TEXTure of the media could be the screen, but it could also be the differing surfaces and materials of media. In the space between the competing materialities of classroom and text, we can ask questions about construction, process, movement, and change.

Media & Genres

We welcome a mix of media and genres to reflect the various presentation types featured at Computers and Writing 2012: individual presentations, interactive installations, CREATE! sessions, or ConstrucTEXT presentations. Traditional essays, hypertexts, videos, and multimedia projects are all suitable for publication in Enculturation

Inquiries from authors to guest editors begin: September 25, 2011 (Not all submissions must be queried first, but authors are welcome to correspond about their ideas)
Conference proposals due by: October 22, 2011
Notifications to presenters sent: December 15, 2011
Manuscript submissions due by: Final day of C&W conference, May 20, 2012
Notifications to authors sent: July 15, 2012
Revised manuscripts due by: September 1, 2012
Publication date: October 1, 2012

Submission Guidelines

Please send queries and submissions to guest editors at cwspecialissue[at]gmail[dot]com. 

Email should include author name(s), email address(es), and title of submission within the body. Please ensure no identifying information is contained within your file submission. Submissions should be attached as .doc or .rtf formats. If you are submitting a non-print text, please email the guest editors to inquire regarding appropriate formats for your submission. 

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