2023-02-21We seek essays that address the growing anti-chinese sentiment exemplified in bans of TikTok and downing a Chinese spy balloon. We're interested in descriptive, analytical, polemical and/or critical article manuscripts of any length. Submit article manuscripts to http://fastcapitalism.com by May 1. Please contact David Arditi email@example.com with questions about this project. Read more about CFP - TikTok, Balloons and the Fear of a Rising China
Each year, the UT System awards a block of grants to UT institutions to improve libraries and physical space known as the Library, Equipment, Repair and Rehabilitation (LERR) budget. This year the Center for Theory was awarded a $65,000 grant to make improvements to the Ben Agger Theory Library.
We will use these funds to grow the library, make it more accessible, and develop a place for faculty and graduate students to build community. The funds will go toward purchasing books, new furniture, and card readers to access the library.
Because of this support, the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Arlington has given the library a new home. The Ben Agger Theory Library will now be located in 203 University Hall, just down the hall from its current location.
As the library grows and moves, we'd like your help for two projects. First, please send us your recommendations for theory books to include in library. $30,000 of the budget will go to purchasing books, which means we need to buy around 1,000 books.
Second, we would like to request your help. Please consider making a gift to the Center for Theory so we can hire Graduate Research Assistants (at this link, select "Center for Theory" under Designations). Each GRA costs the Center roughly $2,500 per semester and we would like to have two GRAs to work in the library. Our goal is to have $5,000 for these two positions, however, if contributed funds do not reach our goal, your gifts will be used for (insert other programmatic funding opportunities here). Every gift matters and we appreciate your consideration. Â If you're interested in establishing an endowment, please contact Jacob W. Singletary, Senior Director of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or call his cell phone (254)495.7664.Read more about LERR Grant for the Ben Agger Theory Library
2021-11-09Over the last 70 years, computational and networked media have become deeply integrated with higher education and have slowly adopted and integrated various technologies. The newest generation of technologies engaging higher education centers around what is popularly called artificial intelligence, otherwise known as machine learning. Machine learning creates models that self-design solutions that may include interaction, prediction, and other simulatable aspects. In other words, it is an attempt to automate certain processes. This special issue invites papers that engage with technological automation, machine un/learning, and artificial non/intelligence in the academic context. It seeks critical papers that examine questions around automatic grading, artificial teaching assistants, robotic instructors, other educational technologies, and the transformation of the student and professor roles concerning these technologies.
Read more about Academic Automation, Machine Un/Learning and Artificial Non/Intelligences
Fast Capitalism is seeking critical essays for possible inclusion in a special section of an upcoming 2021 issue about the online right-wing extremism. Our goal is to gather both scholarly essays and political commentaries to present critical analyses of the growing numbers of white supremacists and how they have organized their disruptive political networks online.Read more about Online Extremism and the Insurrection of 2021
Massive changes are afoot in academia as a result of COVID-19. Fast Capitalism would like your critical thoughts on the way the quick move to online education will change higher education for everyone. The special section of Fast Capitalism will appear in issue 17.2 due out in September/October 2020.Read more about "Capitalism, Coronavirus, and Crushing College as We Know It"
2019-11-24Our submissions are always open. We invite contributions on these and related issues. Some papers will stick close to the ground of daily life and politics; others will ascend the heights of theory in order to get the big picture. The work we publish is both disciplinary and interdisciplinary, bridging the social sciences and humanities. Culture and capital are keywords. We are also interested in cities, the built environment and nature, and we encourage people who theorize space to submit their work. Read more about General Call for Papers
2019-07-29Fast Capitalism is preparing another special issue for volume 17.1. Attached is a Call For Papers entitled "'This is not Normal:' Trumpism, Ineffectiveness as Governance and the Unending Campaign."
Proposals should be 200-400 words. Describe your argument and the format of your contribution. Please send proposals to David Arditi (email@example.com) no later than October 1. Full essays of accepted proposals will be due by January 1, 2020.Read more about CFP - "This is not Normal:" Trumpism, Ineffectiveness as Governance and the Unending Campaign
2019-06-18We are happy to announce the publication of Issue 16.1, the first issue of Fast Capitalism to be produced on our new website. This a special issue of Fast Capitalism on NAFTA and Brexit. Contributors explore the global forces propelling right-wing populism across the world. We hope that this issue can contribute to the discussion of both policiesâ€“both of which are actively changing. If you are a policy maker or journalist, I encourage you to reach out to the authors. Read more about Available Now - NAFTA and Brexit: Reconsidering the Global Forces of Populism and Free Trade