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Digest 2012-04-22

 litsci-l Digest - Sun, 22 Apr 2012

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1. ARID: A Journal of Desert Art, Design and Ecology seeks submissions
for Fall 2012 Launch Issue - "ANDREA POLLI" 


Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 15:01:31 -0400
Subject: ARID: A Journal of Desert Art, Design and Ecology seeks
submissions for Fall 2012 Launch Issue

ARID: A Journal of Desert Art, Design and Ecology is a peer-reviewed
bi-annual journal focusing on cross-disciplinary explorations of desert
arts, design, culture, and the environment for both scholarly and new
audiences. ARID seeks submissions of scholarly articles, curriculum,
visual essays, and other media including sound and video that
investigate diverse aesthetic, social, cultural, historical, ecological,
and political subjects related to desert regions of the American
Southwest and beyond. ARID emphasizes the convergence of art, design,
and culture with science, ecology, geography, and other related
disciplines to create a unique snapshot of and dialog about desert
environs and cultures with a vested and active interest in the desert as
a point of creative investigation. ARID is an interdisciplinary online
project jointly published by multiple institutions launching in fall

ARID seeks written submissions from independent scholars, writers,
researchers, and journalists that showcase innovative, compelling, and
intellectually rigorous storytelling. We also encourage visual, film,
and audio submissions including photo essays, illustrations, cinema,
soundscapes, music, and other forms of cultural production.  We
encourage both scholarly articles and papers as well shorter, more
informal essays.

Authors are encouraged to submit related art and photography with their
written pieces. Artists and photographers may submit stand-alone visual
essays. Articles and essays must be original and unpublished and not
under consideration by other journals at the time of submission. We will
consider previously published media works on a case-by-case basis.

Submissions will be accepted for our first issue beginning April 1st
through June 1st, 2012. For more information and media submission
guidelines please visit:

We will consider submissions for the following categories:
Pedagogies?A place to publish hypotheses, experiments, and results for
those attempting to redefine an education in art, media, and design
along environmental and social practice lines. We are particularly
interested in field-based pedagogy with an emphasis on desert

Practices?Practices, projects, and ideas referencing art, design, media,
and other works related to ARID's mission.

Policies?A place for discussion of the frameworks, rules, regulations
and other structures that govern and legislate place, a vehicle to
converse with our co-inhabitants, and a means to link to other desert

Perspectives?An ongoing archive of dialogues, fictions, and freeform
ideas concerning desert geographies from an array stakeholders,
viewpoints, and positions. This section includes book and exhibit

For general editorial submission questions and concerns or to be removed
from our mailing list, please email



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