://English Matters considers hypermedia writing and scholarship
for publication throughout the year. The work need not conform to
the subject matter of a specific issue. Web-based work may be submitted
by sending a URL via email,
but once accepted for publication the author/s must provide a zip
or cd version of the files by mailing them to the address below. Published
work must reside on our server indefinitely for archival purposes
(it may reside on your personal site simultaneously). Issues are published
Other media may be sent to:
George Mason University
MS 3E4, English Department
Fairfax, VA 22030
a URL for consideration or for more information about submissions to
://English Matters,send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copyright and its Alternatives
://English Matters is also currently seeking
contributions for its upcoming
issue 9, Copyright and its Alternatives. This issue will build
several of the concerns addressed in issue 8 (Texts and Technology).
The technologies of literary and artistic creation and distribution
have begun to mature, raising questions of fair use, access, ownership,
licensing, and ultimately control of intellectual property.
academic concept of "Fair Use" is changing as it is
being redefined by interests outside of academe. Similarly, artistic
notions of (re)appropriation are coming under increased legal scrutiny.
Artists, educators, librarians, and other information technicians are
under increased pressure to justify their best practices. Projects such
as the Creative Commons, the Public Library of Science, and MIT's
OpenCourseWare project are attempts to find alternatives to the
"all-or-nothing" copyright regime currently in place.
will attempt to address these concerns, and we invite
essays, multimedia / new media works, and interviews which address
copyright and alternatives in the digital era. We hope to place all
material for this issue under a Creative Commons
(HTML preferred) and queries to email@example.com
meantime, explore Siva Vaidhyanathan's article "Copyright
Culture (Fall 2004)
and Linking (Spring 2004)