Call for chapters regarding research on ebooks, tablets, etc.
Abstracts due June 30th, chapters due Oct 31st.

Details below and at


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From: Kate O'Riordan <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, May 23, 2013 at 3:36 PM
Subject: [Air-L] Call for Chapters: Edited collection on tablet computers,
e-readers and other new media objects
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Call for Chapters: Edited collection on tablet computers, e-readers and
other new media objects

We invite contributions to a peer-reviewed edited collection that brings
together empirical, theoretical, critical and creative responses to tablet
computers, e-readers and other artifacts.

Building on the research presented at the Tablet Symposium at the
University of Sussex in April 2013, this edited collection will gather
chapters which address the use of tablets, readers and ipads across many
walks of life including academic, artistic, pedagogical, medical,
corporate, activist and everyday contexts.

Chapters will develop themes including, but not limited to:

-Tablet and e-readers’ relationship with the book
-Challenges and rewards of using tablets to replace current working,
creative and research practices
-Definitions, representations and ways of understanding this object or set
of objects
-Roles that tablets and e-readers play in more general cultural
understandings of technology
-Questions of materiality
-Users.  Who uses tablets?  In what ways are these devices inclusive?  In
what ways do they exclude people or groups?
-The historical placement of tablets and e-readers: within the history of
the book, the history of ubiquitous computing, popular culture and science
-Critical tools and frameworks for interrogating tablets and other new
media objects.

Chapters should be 8000 words in length and use Harvard referencing.

The collection will be peer reviewed, and will be published in e-book
format via REFRAME.

REFRAME is an open access academic digital platform for the online
practice, publication and curation of internationally produced research and
scholarship. Its subject specialisms—media, film and music (including media
practice, cultural studies and journalism) — are also those of its
publisher, the School of Media, Film and Music at the University of Sussex,

Abstracts should be 600-800 words and contain a clear outline of the
argument, the theoretical framework, methodology and results (if
applicable).   Abstracts should also include 5 keywords which describe the
chapter, and should be sent to [log in to unmask] by the deadline of 30th
June 2013.

Important dates:
Deadline for abstracts: 30th June 2013
Notification of accepted papers: mid July 2013
Deadline for full chapters: 31st October 2013
Expected publication date: April 2014
For more information, please contact any of the editorial team.

Many thanks,
Caroline Bassett, Ryan Burns, Kate O’Riordan and Russell Pearce
School of Media, Film and Music - University of Sussex
CFP and info about original symposium:
School of Media, Film and Music:

Dr Kate O'Riordan
Reader, Media Film and Music
University of Sussex

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