Nancy Spero, Maypole/Take No Prisoners, Italian Pavilion, 52nd Venice Biennale, 2007. Courtesy of Galerie Lelong, New York.
Dear friends and colleagues:
I am happy to announce the publication of CULTURAL
POLITICS Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2008. The journal, published by Berg (Oxford, UK), is available for purchase at the College Art Association Book & Trade Fair, Los Angeles, CA, Feb 25-28, 2009.
I am particularly pleased to point you to these two projects by contemporary artists:
After Livy/Mosul Journal by Graham Allen/Steve Mumford
Maypole/Take No Prisoners by Nancy Spero and Debbie Frizzell
Please feel free to circulate...
Steve Mumford, from Mosul Journal, 2008. Courtesy of the artist and Postmasters Gallery, New York.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
“WikiNation: On Peace and Conflict in the Middle East” Gary Hall on Chantal Mouffe, radical democratic politics, digital media, and hyperpolitical interventions
Iran and the Boomeranging Cartoon Wars: Can Public Spheres at Risk Ally with Public Spheres Yet To be Achieved? Michael M. J. Fischer looks at the Danish-Iranian cartoon controversy by way of new and old media’s transnational circuitry
After Livy/Mosul Journal Graham Allen/Steve Mumford combine forces through Allen’s cycle of poems, Trasimene, and Mumford’s vivid drawings from his sixth trip to Iraq with the US and Iraqi armies
Consigning Badiou to the Past: the Encyclopaedia and Philosophy’s Gendered Thought of the Endless Archive Sas Mays considers Badiou’s antipathy toward the capitalist status quo, the denigration of the encyclopaedia and the phonocentric idealism of Western philosophy
Towards an Ontology of Fetishes: An Interview with Alphonso Lingis John Armitage in conversation with American continental philosopher Alphonso Lingis on Lingis’ The First Person Singular and contemporary continental philosophy
Maypole/Take No Prisoners Nancy Spero and Debbie Frizzell offer a meditation on Spero’s studio practices, a visual feast of Spero’s disturbing paintings, and contribution to the Venice Biennale of 2007
Power Under and Overdetermined Jeremy Valentine on Mark Gibson’s Culture and Power: A History of Cultural Studies
How Does Film Matter? Michael H Goldhaber reviews Jonathan Beller’s The Cinematic Mode of Production: Attention Economy and the Society of the Spectacle
About Cultural Politics
“Cultural Politics is a welcome and innovative addition. In an academic universe already well populated with journals, it is carving out its own unique place—broad and a bit quirky. It likes to leap between the theoretical and the concrete, so that it is never boring and often filled with illuminating glimpses into the intellectual and cultural worlds.” Lawrence Grossberg, University of North Carolina, USA.
John Armitage, Northumbria University, UK
Ryan Bishop, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Douglas Kellner, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Cultural Politics is an international, refereed
journal that explores the global character and effects of contemporary culture
and politics. It analyzes how cultural identities, agencies and actors,
political issues and conflicts, and global media are linked, characterized,
examined and resolved. In doing so, the journal explores precisely what is
cultural about politics and what is political about culture. It investigates
the marginalized and outer regions of this complex and interdisciplinary
Each issue publishes artwork by selected artists reflecting contemporary cultural and political issues.
WANT TO SUBMIT AN ARTICLE OR BOOK REVIEW?
1) Manuscript Submissions
Should you have an article you would like to submit, please write to the editors.
Dr John Armitage
Co-editor, Cultural Politics
Media & Communication
School of Arts & Social Sciences
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST
Tel: +44 (0)191 227 4971
Fax: +44 (0)191 227 4558
Dr Ryan Bishop
Co-Editor, Cultural Politics
Associate Professor of English
The National University of Singapore
Department of English
AS5, Arts Link
Tel. + 65-6874 6633
Fax: + 65-6773 2981
2) Book Reviews
Please contact Mark Featherstone for consideration for review in Cultural Politics.
Dr Mark Featherstone
Book Reviews Editor
CESSW, Keele University
Keele ST5 5BG