Public: A Journal of Imagining America Call for Submissions Deadline Approaching
The first issue of Public: A Journal of Imagining America has issued a call for proposals and is accepting submissions for Vol.1 No.1—Linked Fates & Futures: Communities & Campuses as Equitable Partners?—now through February 15, 2013.
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The first issue of Public is rooted in the 2012 Imagining America conference, an occasion to reflect critically on the shared predicaments of democratically-oriented cultural work in higher education and cultural and community-based organizations; to articulate languages and practices of public scholarship and creative practice; and to develop and strengthen cross-sectoral networks committed to moving such work forward. What makes for effective and sustainable partnerships between higher education and cultural and community organizations? Who is involved in teaching, learning, and curriculum design? Where and for whom are programs designed, and what is their long-term impact? How might resources be pooled and shared more effectively? How might scholarly research and investigative capacities be channeled to respond to the needs of community organizations and independent artists and scholars, and reciprocally, how might community-based expertise be integrated more deliberately in colleges and universities? We welcome ideas and experiences integrating the arts, humanities, and design drawn from academic, cultural, and community contexts.
Public is the e-journal of Imagining American: Artists and Scholars in Public Life. It promotes public and engaged forms of scholarship and practice across arts, humanities, and design, including texts, literature, video, photography, performance, sound, historical representation, and interactive media. It focuses on ways that such expressions are integrated with other forms of knowledge to animate and deepen engagement with civic life. The journal encourages public discussion and resource sharing through innovative uses of online and new media, including an interactive interface in addition to a growing archive. We are committed to interdisciplinarity and multi-vocality – that is, a focus on cross-sector contexts such as the arts in economic development, humanities and social justice, design and environmental stewardship, and the presentation of more than one perspective on subjects and projects.