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CFP: Multimedia in/as scholarship

Call for papers

Special Issue Focus: Multimedia in/as scholarship

Anila Asghar and Teresa Strong-Wilson (McGill University) invite submissions for a special issue of the McGill Journal of Education on Multimedia in/as Scholarship. This issue invites scholars from a wide variety of disciplines in education to explore the use of multimedia in/as research. It comes in the wake of the increasing proliferation of multimedia tools within scholarship generally yet the relative paucity of multimedia within scholarly articles, even those that claim to push boundaries. We believe that this is because, despite the move to e-books and e-journals, the imprint of paper (i.e., the static, print-bound PDF) remains dominant, profoundly influencing the ways in which scholarship is presented, shared and becomes re-legitimized. This special issue invites scholars using multimedia in their research to submit pieces that creatively engage with multimedia, or with the embedding of multimedia, within their scholarship (e.g., artful visual and/or audio artifacts or productions, blogging, digital storytelling, imovies, podcasts, photoessays, photographs, social media, wikis, etc.). We invite those working in various disciplines within education (e.g., arts, curriculum, digital media, literacy, science & math, scholarship of practice, social justice education & peace studies, social studies, teacher education, etc.) and drawing on various methodologies (e.g., arts-based, ethnographic, memory work, participatory forms of research, self-study, etc.) to consider submitting to this issue. We also encourage submissions from new scholars and doctoral students.

Submissions may be for blind peer-reviewed articles or non-peer-reviewed Notes from the Field (see descriptions under Author Guidelines here: We also welcome 1-page proposals for a MJE Discussion Forum that would take up issues arising from the use of multimedia in/as scholarship; possible issues could be: how to better connect cutting-edge teaching with research; ethical issues in multimedia scholarship; the implications of multimedia for doctoral formation, academic careers, and tenure; the impact of multimedia on disciplines, research methodologies and/or research methods courses.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: September 30th, 2013

• Please submit papers online following the procedures found here:
• Please indicate that the submission is for the special issue on “Multimedia in/as Scholarship"