CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Volume 1. Issue #2: TRAUMA
(Release Date Spring 2019)
One of the underlying experiences of trap culture is dealing with trauma: whether grieving the (unexpected/inevitable) loss of loved ones, the day-to-day struggles of poverty, or the various types of violences inflicted upon those who dwell/reside in trap spaces. For this issue, we are interested in exploring the intricacies of trauma as a context for defining the trap. We want to move past the flat explorations of trap as negative and unproductive. Rather, we would like to engage the taboo, embracing the messiness of trap life and the avant-garde that frames the narratives and cultural expressions associated with the trap. We are looking for both academic and creative interrogations, including but not limited to:
--close readings of trap texts i.e. music or visual culture with trauma as a frame of reference
--short academic analysis
--visual renderings of trauma in the trap
Volume 1. Issue # 3: TRAP to the FUTURE
(Release Date Fall 2019)
Trap as technology is the core philosophy animating Trapademia™. Technology is defined as a "collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives." For this issue, we explore ways that notions of trap are seemingly always forward-projecting in time and space. Project proposals may engage with literal concepts of "trap futurism"; alienation, dystopia, the sciences, etc., or how casual strategies of survival ultimately evolve into causal shifts in mainstream culture. We will gladly consider academic, and creative interrogations including but not limited to:
--close readings of trap texts i.e. music or visual culture with the future as a frame of reference
--short academic analysis
Trapademia™ features innovative and alternative modes, forms and sources of scholarship. As such, we encourage submissions from individuals and groups not affiliated with institutions of higher learning in addition to scholars and students. Trapademia™ is a peer-reviewed publication, meaning, all projects and submissions will be reviewed by our editorial team. The review process focuses on the merit of the submission, prioritizing context, creativity, and cohesiveness.
Submissions of original works in writing (essays, articles, short stories, poetry), image, video/film, and music is welcomed. Though Trapademia™ will consider previously-published work or simultaneous submissions, preference will be given to unpublished works. Any previously published work or simultaneous submission should be labeled as such. At time of publication, authors may choose to retain copyright of their work or to select a Creative Commons license.