[csaa-forum] CFP on 'Communicating Affect'

Dr Susan Yell sue.yell at arts.monash.edu.au
Fri Mar 18 09:09:51 CST 2005

Hi all

Please see our call for papers below for the November issue of Southern
Review. Deadline for papers is 1 August.

Best wishes

Call for Papers

Southern Review: Communication, Politics & Culture
Special Issue, 38.3, 2005

Affective communication/communicating affect

Editor: Sue Yell
Monash University, Gippsland Campus

Recently there has been renewed interest within the fields of
communication, cultural and media studies in researching what
might be called the affective dimension of communication, after a period
of historical neglect under the dominance of rationalist
and disembodied theories of communication. This issue aims to draw
together current work on affect and emotion. It welcomes papers which
explore affect in relation to any of the following areas and their
points of intersection: communication theory,
policy, audiences, the body, politics and public life, representation,
the virtual, ethics, rhetoric and technology. Contributors are
invited to address issues including (but not limited to) the following:
· media classification and visceral/affective responses to texts;
· affective and detached modes of audiencehood;
· the implications of theorising affect for representational theories of
· the body and affective communication;
· the affective dimensions of the digital/virtual;
· the externalising and publicising of emotion, and displays of affect
in politics and public life;
· the technologising of emotion;
· global communication systems, the geopolitics of affect, and an
‘affect economy’.

Southern Review invites contributions (4000-6000 words) on the theme of
“Affective Communication/Communicating Affect”.
Papers may be submitted as attachments to an email, and should be
double-spaced in A4 format and accompanied by an
abstract (maximum 100 words). Referencing is author-date (notes for
contributors and full details of house style are available
on request).

The general aim of Southern Review, an interdisciplinary journal, is to
focus on the connections between communication and
politics. Southern Review is interested in communication and cultural
technologies, their histories, producers and audiences,
policies and texts. Articles are welcomed which connect these either to
arenas of legislative or parliamentary politics, or to
broader negotiations of power.

sue.yell at arts.monash.edu.au

Full articles due: 1 August, 2005.

Dr Susan Yell
Head, Communications & Writing
School of Humanities, Communications & Social Sciences
Monash University
Gippsland Campus, Churchill, VIC 3842

ph. 61 3 5122 6442 or 9902 6442
fax 61 3 5122 6359 or 9902 6359
email sue.yell at arts.monash.edu.au

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