[csaa-forum] Creativity, Communication, and Cultural value

gseigwor gseigwor at marauder.millersville.edu
Thu Sep 23 09:43:16 CST 2004

I've always appreciated this aspect -- 'creativity' -- of Greg Ulmer's work 
_Teletheory_ [out of print?] especially, and have used bits of it with 
success, in working w/ undergrads).  Anyway, here is a resonant CFP:

Please share with colleagues:
Call for Papers for Angelaki special issue on "Creativity"
Co-editors Felicity J. Colman (University of Melbourne) and
Charles J. Stivale (Wayne State University)

Title "Creative Philosophy: Theory and Praxis"

This Angelaki issue on "Creativity" seeks essays with collaborative, 
hybrid, and polyvocal research, linkages, and models of creativity in 
philosophical thought and artistic practices (e.g. literature, architecture, 
music, visual arts, new media, cinema). The thematic of creativity asks 
how creative interfaces operate, what forms of generic skills and 
community resources inform contemporary relations between ideas and 
creative expression and representation, and how and where creativity is 

Examples of creative pursuits might be located through modernist 
activities of the twentieth century and those subsequent modifications and 
modulations of praxis and thought. Also of interest are the interactivities of 
the early twenty-first century that attest to divergent sets of aesthetic and 
political logics. The issue seeks essays that provoke and examine 
questions concerning the modes of interface and systems of logic that 
creative and expressive territories of aesthetics, politics, and 
representation engage; forms of learned cognitive processes that 
currently are emerging and how these affect creativity; the types of social 
outcomes that result from specific logics of practice and/or theory.

These intersections between creativity, thought and expression are but a 
few of the directions in which the issue editors encourage potential 
contributors to develop essays for consideration for this Angelaki issue. 
Abstracts of 500-750 words should be submitted in electronic format by 
February 15, 2005, to fcolman at unimelb.edu.au and 
c_stivale at wayne.edu. Authors will be notified (at latest) by April 15, 2005, 
of agreement to develop the full essay.

The upper limit of completed essays is 8000 words; shorter pieces are 
welcome. A maximum of three images can accompany essays, to be 
published in black and white. It is the author's responsibility to seek 
copyright for use of images, with high-definition images required (either 
as photographs or as electronic [jpeg] files).

Final drafts are due to the issue editors by October 15, 2005. Address all 
queries on this special issue to Felicity J. Colman or Charles J. Stivale. 
Work accepted for development in this special issue must conform to the 
Modern Language Association Handbook for Writers of Research Papers 
(www.mla.org). All manuscripts should be original in content and not 
published, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. 
Manuscripts are not returned.

Established in 1993 and winner of the 1996 CELJ Best New Journal 
Award, Angelaki: journal for the theoretical humanities provides an 
international forum for vanguard work in the theoretical humanities, a 
contentious category that represents the productive nexus of work in the 
disciplinary fields of literary criticism and theory, philosophy, and cultural 
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