CfP MCP’s special issue ‘Studies in Cultural Memory’

A reminder that the MCP’s special issue ‘Studies in Cultural Memory’ is approaching: 30 June 2015.

This special issue welcomes research across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences and seeks to provide a critical forum for dialogue and debate on the theoretical, methodological, and empirical issues central to an understanding of cultural memory today. Papers should address the ways in which cultural memory is formed, used, presented and represented, appropriated, and changed while being committed to the broad understanding of cultural memory as the interplay of past and present in socio-cultural and historical contexts. In particular, the volume encourages papers that examine questions of cultural memory, its manipulation and its understanding as a methodological and epistemological tool, as well as papers that investigate the relation between cultural memory and new media (including the Internet, social media etc) as well as old media (photography, cinema, TV etc).

Topics might address, but are not limited to, the following:
1)What can scholars, theorists and artists learn through Assmann’s essay?
2)What role does cultural memory play today?
3)What is being done to critique it?
4)How is cultural memory embedded/constructed in film, television,
literature, comic books and graphic novels, visual art, and theatre?
5)Can cultural memory be manipulated?
6)What issues does post-memory raise?
7)How are memories used to mobilize groups and form identities?
8)What is the role of social media and the Internet?
9)How is nostalgia related to cultural memory? What is the role of
nostalgia in the formation of cultural memory?
10)What is the role of location in the construction of cultural memory?

Interested contributors are invited to send 6,000-7,000 word essays (incl. references), short commentaries (2,500-3,000 words incl. references), and book reviews (1,000-2,500 words) at the following addresses: kosmidourania@gmail.com and cdermen@uoi.gr before 30 June 2015. Contributors should also include their affiliation, contact details and a short biographical note of approximately 200 words.
For Submission guidelines please check the Journal’s website