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 experiments.

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

Advisory Board
Sean Johnson Andrews, Columbia College Chicago
Lisa Åkervall, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Nathalie Casemajor, University of Québec Outaouais
Kuan-Hsing Chen, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Jimena Canales, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Bernard Geoghegan, Kings College, London
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, Yale University
Gil Rodman, University of Minnesota
Florian Sprenger, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany
Jonathan Sterne, McGill University
Ted Striphas, University of Colorado, Boulder
Christina Vagt, University of California Santa Barbara
Greg Wise, Arizona State University


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