The Media Res seeks unsolicited proposals and submissions of short semi-scholarly articles and reviews. Since our audience is both popular and academic, we hope to provide a forum for critical conversation in an accessible vernacular. We are seeking sophisticated and unique compositions - collaborative, analytic, exploratory - interested in responding to the topics below.
Submission proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org in .doc format with your name and contact information and should be approximately 200 words. Actual submissions are also accepted. Articles should be between 2,000-4,000 words and should not be published elsewhere (even on a personal blog).
Objects act upon us yet can do without us; they alter our intentions yet plead for good use. The editors seek proposed submissions that discuss or investigate our constant arrangement amidst objects. Made or unmade; digital or analog; filmed or framed; animal, vegetable, mineral; solid, liquid, gas. What agency can be granted to things?
While corporate lobbying continues to determine economic policy, new local forms of association are emerging. We are political animals, after all. The editors seek proposed submissions that trace networks oriented to the common good. How to reconnect jobless adults and isolated retirees? How to think daily routines as forms of micro-policy?
Rhetoric has become colonized by marketing, yet critique is essential. The editors seek proposed submissions that construct emergent dialects and translate past wisdom. How can verbal technologies account for the ever-ephemeral new? How to reintroduce fiction with the future in mind? What can poetry do?
Though claiming the authority of empirical truth, the privatized popular news media spouts ideology. The editors seek proposed submissions that involve satirical dialogue and speculative discussion. How to reinvest parody with critical potency? How to pollinate conversation toward human flourishing?
The Queen of the Sciences has been in exile. The editors seek proposed submissions that replant the seeds of humanism. How to trivialize the logic of Wall Street with economies of eternity? How to re-enchant mind and matter with mystery? How to name the Other with mystical precision?