Thursday, May 19, 2011

gnovis Summer 2011 Call For Projects - due 6/10

gnovis is the online, peer-reviewed, scholarly graduate journal of Georgetown's Communication, Culture and Technology program, and is devoted to presenting interdisciplinary scholarship that reflects broad interests in the intersection of culture and technology. Our mission is to present a forum in which graduate students from around the globe explore the relationships among technology, culture, media, politics, and share their original research.

Summer 2011 Call for... PROJECTS. That’s right, not papers, but projects.

As graduate students in Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture & Technology program, we create projects that are more than just words on paper. Whether it be a cultural identity narrative, a digital story, a remix, or anything else, our academy has evolved to include such multimedia expressions of ideas and arguments. As an online journal, we can offer students an opportunity to showcase their unique and progressive digital works, and also to receive individualized peer-review feedback on them. We will be accepting any type of multimedia project submission. All submissions must include a 500-750-word statement detailing the project's arguments and goals. We also ask that video submissions be greater than 3-minutes in length. Please email all submissions to by Friday, June 10th.

Multimedia submissions should be hosted on a remote server, with an access link provided in the submission email (we don’t want our email to get overloaded and break!). Questions about submissions may be directed to Lauren Barnett, Editor-in-Chief, at

gnovis is the online, peer-reviewed, scholarly graduate journal of Georgetown's Communication, Culture and Technology program, and is devoted to presenting interdisciplinary scholarship that reflects broad interests in the intersection of culture and technology. Our mission is to present a forum in which graduate students from around the globe explore the relationships among technology, culture, media, politics, and share their original research.

Journal Articles Submission Guidelines

  • All submissions should be the FINAL version of the project, and should reflect graduate-level scholarly writing and research. Please do not submit projects in-process. These submissions will be rejected without review. Please ensure that papers reflect the most current research available at the time you submit.

  • gnovis accepts only MLA and APA style citations for all papers. Please ensure that your submissions are cited according to one of these style guides.

  • We encourage submissions from all scholars who are examining issues critically, to include students outside of Georgetown University, and independently practicing scholars.
How to Submit

Please following the instructions below:

1. In the body of the email, include:

  • your name

  • your school affiliation, program name and year

  • contact information, preferably an email address checked regularly
2. Please include a brief abstract that summarizes the project (no more than 150 words)

3. Include a link to the project and remove all personally identifiable information including your name, school and program, if applicable, and contact information.

The Review Process

When a paper is accepted for review, it is anonymized to protect the author's identity and then distributed to at least two peer reviewers. gnovis' peer reviewers are current students and alumni of the CCT program; they will read the project critically, paying close attention to both style and content and returned to the gnovis editorial team. If it meets gnovis' editorial standards, the project is then returned to the author for any necessary revisions. Once made, the project goes through a final check by the staff before being published in the next issue. Issues are published in the fall and spring of each year, with special themed issues possible throughout the year, depending on current events and submission topics.

Is my project a good fit for gnovis?

The most important questions to ask as you consider submitting a project to gnovis are Does it contribute new ideas to the field? and Will it provoke further research and conversation? To decide if your topic is appropriate, on the other hand, we recommend perusing our existing journal articles and blog postings.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Student & Alumni News!

It's been another big year for Draper students and alumni. If you have news to share, please email us at and let us know!

Dinika Amaral (May 2011) was accepted to MFA programs at NYU, Queens College, and San Francisco State University. She received a fellowship to attend the program at NYU, where she'll start in the fall.

John Allen (Alumnus, 2010)
has started teaching as an adjunct professor at the University of the Pacific. He will be teaching two undergraduate seminars this fall.

Brian Ballard (May 2011) was accepted to Philosophy doctoral programs at the University of Pittsburgh, UC Santa Barbara, CUNY, Purdue, the University of Rochester, and the University of Texas, Austin. He'll be starting at the University of Pittsburgh this fall.

Sarah Broderick (May 2011)
was accepted to MFA programs in Creative Writing (fiction) at San Francisco State University, the University of San Francisco, and St. Mary's College (where she was also awarded a fiction scholarship). She will begin at San Francisco State in the fall.

Sarah also presented her thesis, under the condensed title "
Puncturing the Skin of a Nation: The (Re)presentation of the Black Vampire in Popular Film," at Brooklyn College's Graduate English Conference in April 2011.

David Colosi
(Alumnus, 2006) presented his narrative installation "The Superintendent's Keys" in Steinhardt's 'Broadway Windows' during March 2011. The piece depicted "six narrative vignettes in comic strip-like format" and also included a live performance on opening night.

Halah Darwazeh (May 2011) was accepted to the doctoral program for Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine.

Richard Evans (Alumnus, 2008)
is in his second year at the Institute for the Comparative Study of Literature, Arts and Culture at Carleton University in Canada.

let Even-Nur (May 2011) was accepted to the doctoral program in Near Eastern Studies at Berkeley.

Russell Fehr (Alumnus, 2009)
will complete his MA in History (in progress to his Ph.D) at the University of California, Riverside in June 2011. He anticipates advancing to Ph.D. candidacy in the spring of 2012.

Ann Halbert-Brooks
was accepted to the History doctoral program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she will focus on Latin American history.

Eric Hodges (May 2011)
was accepted to the East Asian Studies doctoral program at NYU.

Scott Kaplan
started a media and communications internship at the Austrian Cultural Forum.

Elizabeth Kinsley was accepted to the doctoral program in Rhetoric and Public Culture at Northwestern.

Dani Limos (Alumna, 2010) has been accepted to the London School of Economics where she will begin a MSc in Social Policy and International Development this fall. She plans to focus on microloans in developing countries of Latin America and Africa. Over the summer, Dani will be working at Legacy International with an Indonesian youth exchange, and also complete an internship with the Grameen Foundation.

Mirelle Luecke (Alumna, 2011) was accepted to the the doctoral program in History at the University of Pittsburgh.

Luce Melendez-Robledo (May 2011) will be attending law school at the University of Puerto Rico this fall.

Ji Hyuck Moon (May 2011) will publish his first collection of short stories in Korea this summer.

April Pierce (May 2011)
was accepted to D.Phil programs in English literature at Oxford and University College London. She will start at Oxford in the fall.

Shabnam Piryaei
's poetry collection Ode to Fragile was published by Plain View Press in October 2010. She also wrote and directed three short films based on poetry from the book, which all screened in the U.S. at the Woodstock Film Festival, the Indie Spirit Film Festival, the Red Rock Film Festival, the Miami Short Film Festival and the Target Art Gallery, and internationally at the Portobello Film Festival, Canterbury Short Film Festival, and the Zebra Poetry Film Festival.

Alexander Ponomareff (May 2011)
was accepted to the Comparative Literature doctoral program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Megan Schmidt has been interning at the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect since September 2010. She has been using her work at the Coalition to develop a course paper which comparatively examines the crises in Cote d'Ivoire and Libya, international responses, and what this means for the implementation of the Responsibility to Protect.

Megan also published her paper "
Chinese and Indian Economic Practices with Africa: Fueling Growth or Undermining Development?" (which she wrote for Topics in Global Histories with Maia Ramnath in fall 2010) in the spring issue of NYU's human rights journal, Humanus.

Monday, May 16, 2011

What Would You Bring?

This website project asks people to list the belongings they would bring with them if their house were burning down: "It's a conflict between what's practical, valuable and sentimental. What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question."