Call for Submissions

Art/iculation Magazine — Montreal 375th Anniversary Special Edition


“Theoretically, articulation can be understood as a way of characterizing a social formation without falling into the twin traps of reductionism and essentialism. It can be seen as transforming cultural studies from a model of communication…to a theory of contexts.” — Jennifer Daryl Slack (1996), “The theory and method of articulation in cultural studies”. Stuart Hall: Critical Dialogues in Cultural Studies. D. M. a. K.-H. Chen. London and New York, Routledge: 112-127.

The McGill University Art History and Communication Studies Graduate Student Association (AHCS GSA) is pleased to announce the launch of in-print graduate student publication, Art/iculation

The aim of Art/iculation is to share critical, artful inquiry on a wide range of topics relating to the magazine’s chosen theme: While No One Was Looking.

Local graduate students and artists are invited to submit scholarly, creative, and artistic works for magazine inclusion. Chosen submissions will explore the act of bearing witness in the context of Montreal’s 375th anniversary — with preference given to pieces focusing on written and unwritten stories of the land on which the city was colonised, the unceded territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka nation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.

We encourage submissions on a broad range of subjects, as it is the  goal of the magazine to publish on diverse areas of research.

Contributors are invited to explore (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Technological advancements that allow us to “see” or “be seen” (i.e. social media, cameras, medical imaging resources)
  • Concepts of subculture versus mainstream culture
  • Retelling/de-stabilizing dominant historical narratives
  • Little-known instances of injustice (past or present)
  • How changing press/new media landscapes impact visibility of certain issues
  • Largely unrecognized local acts, groups, or events
  • Communities that operate under the radar (i.e. online groups, political organizations)
  • How technology impacts experience of certain realities
  • Urban exploration (i.e. lesser known/hidden locations, architectural anomalies)
  • Niche music genres/scenes
  • Success of Montreal music/visual artists abroad
  • Science of the invisible (i.e. environmental change, atomic-level study)
  • Archaeological finds in the city
  • Impact of RFID chips on pets (now mandatory in Montreal)
  • Anonymity
  • Pressures of cultural assimilation
  • Disappearance/resurgence of Indigenous languages
  • Obscured histories
  • Security surveillance and/or data mining

Submission guidelines:

  • Submissions in both English and French are welcome.
  • Submissions should be previously unpublished.
  • Submissions should be no longer than 750 words.
  • All citations must use correct MLA formatting.
  • In the subject field of your submission e-mail, type your full name, Art/iculation.
  • Attach your scholarly and creative writing submissions as a word attachment in .doc/.docx format.
  • Include a few sentences in the body of the e-mail about how your submission relates to the theme, While No One Was Looking.
  • Attach a short, third person bio with all submissions as a word attachment in .doc/.docx format.
  • You are welcome to send multiple submissions, but please send all as attachments to one e-mail, with descriptions for each in the body of the e-mail.
  • Send all submissions to by January 30, 2017.

Please direct inquiries to:

Publishing Committee:  

Sofia Misenheimer, Editor-in-chief

Lindsay Corbett

Victoria Lessard

Sandra Evoughlian