Sunday, November 30, 2008

Editors, "Hap, Gusto & Whim"

A Journal for Poetics & Poetry / Literature & Culture

ISSN 1938-3592

VOLUME TWO (2008):

Process: Fields of Signification

Hap, Gusto & Whim: Notes After Process

Our call for work, which you may find reprinted below, proposed a collection addressing various aspects of process.

Process keeps moving and changing, and we have done our best to engage with the word’s many meanings, following the aleatory paths of becoming.

Hap (Fortune), Gusto (Zest) & Whim (Impulse) have also shaped the journey that has brought all of these writers, artists, readers, editors, performers, teachers and scholars to this place of no-place, a figuration of recon-.

Where is this journal? Where does it really reside? Here it is: everywhere and nowhere all-at-once. Like magic, but a little less mysterious. Fragile, but flexible. Impermanent, but immediate. Edited and arranged, but interactive and open for discussion.

The table of contents for Volume Two underscores six aspects of process: Reviewing, Dialogue, Translation, Method, Becoming, Featuring. Within each, you’ll find much variety and innovation.

Thirty-eight contributors. Sixty-seven individual publications: five reviews, four interviews, fifty poems, five essays, two stories, one conversation.
Many (if not most) of those works defy ready categorization, however.

All submissions and works accepted for publication were reviewed by the editorial board and/or by other external reviewers. Nearly all of the final documents were revised prior to launching/publishing.

Reconfigurations is an open-access, annual, independently managed, peer-reviewed journal for poetics and poetry & literature and culture that aims to build bridges among different national and international communities.

Our work here turns upon generative contradictions. We are both outside of established institutional hierarchies of process and production (we are online in the form of a blog) and we are the epitome of such systems (we are peer-reviewed). We seek to gather and present both creative and scholarly texts—a judiciously selected diversity of genres/modes and forms of discourse. We exist as a dynamic space for readers and writers invested in tradition and innovation. Such dedication to both/and, such inclusion of opposition, is required by our project of reconfiguration.

Works are accepted for editorial review, April through August. Reconfigurations launches/publishes during the month of November.

Reconfigurations, ISSN 1938-3592, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License. For permissions beyond the scope of that license, please contact the Editor
and Publisher <showard@du.edu>.

We welcome your participation. Comments may be submitted via the post-a-comment link at the bottom of each document page.

The Editors, November, 2008

196 / 129 / 67 [5, 4, 50, 5, 2, 1]



Going on, continuous action, proceeding.
The passing or lapsing of time, years, seasons, etc. The fact of going on or being carried on, as an action or series of actions; progress, course. The course of becoming as opposed to static being. Philosophical and theological ideas based on the concept of process.

That which goes on or is carried on; a continuous action, or series of actions or events; a proceeding; a course or mode of action, a procedure.
Succession of things in order; sequence; progression.

A narration, a narrative; an account; a story; a play; a discourse or treatise of any kind; an argument, a reasoned discussion, a disquisition.
The course or content of a narrative, treatise, argument, etc.; drift, tenor, gist. A passage of a discourse. A linguistic operation or change.

The whole of the proceedings in any legal action; an action, a suit; a case, cause, or hearing; the course, procedure, or method adopted in carrying on an action.
The formal commencement of any legal action; the mandate, summons, or writ by which a person or thing is brought into court for litigation. That which follows on from something; an outcome or result. An intended outcome, a purpose, a goal. A formal command, mandate, or edict, issuing from a person in authority. In patent law: any method of obtaining a useful result by an action other than mechanical (e.g. chemical).

A continuous and regular action or succession of actions occurring or performed in a definite manner, and having a particular result or outcome. A sustained operation or series of operations
with reference to natural or involuntary action; also, with reference to artificial or deliberate action (in later use esp. in manufacturing or other industry). In early use also: a method or procedure for carrying out such an action or series of actions. Objective, etc., chiefly with reference to industrial and manufacturing processes. Designating a container, enclosed structure, etc., in which something is subjected to an industrial or manufacturing process.

The continuing interaction of human groups and institutions, esp. as observed through their effects in social, political, cultural, etc., life, with the aim of finding underlying patterns of behavior in the available data
; freq. contrasted with the study of such aspects of society through structures.

The action of straightening and styling the hair, esp. by chemical means; (also) a chemical preparation used to accomplish this; a hairstyle produced in this way.

Onward movement, progress, projection.
Onward movement in space; also, in non-material senses, of action, time, etc. Degree of progress or advance. The act of proceeding or coming forth from a source, emanation. A projection from the main body of something; an outgrowth; a protuberance. A protuberance or projection, esp. from a bone. An outgrowth; spec. (in a moss) one of the main divisions or segments of the inner peristome.

A print produced from a process block. Used with reference to printing in which the design to be printed is created by a chemical or mechanical process rather than manually; sometimes spec. designating or relating to a kind of color printing in which a continuous and wide range of colors is produced by superimposing half-tones in each of three or four different colors.


To institute a process or legal action against, to sue, prosecute; to obtain a process or summons against; to serve a process on.

To subject (a person) to a process, as of registration, examination, or analysis.

To go on, take place.

To go, walk, or march in procession.

To lead or carry (a person, etc.) in procession; to go along or through (a street, an area) in procession.

To subject to or treat by a special process; to operate on mechanically or chemically; spec. to preserve or alter (food, a foodstuff, etc.) in this way. To purée or liquidize (food) in a blender, food processor, etc.

To reproduce (a drawing, etc.) by a mechanical or photographic printing process.

To register or interpret (information, data, etc.); computing to operate on (data) by means of a program.

Also, more loosely: to deal with (something), esp. according to an established procedure.



RECONFIGURATIONS: A Journal for Poetics & Poetry / Literature & Culture

Volume 2: Process: Fields of Signification

Submission Deadline: August, 2008

Publication Date: November, 2008

Call for Work: Articles, criticism, dialogues, essays, fictions, images, interviews, manifestos, poems, reviews, statements, translations, vectors & whatnots.

Guidelines: Volume two of Reconfigurations <
http://reconfigurations.blogspot.com/> seeks innovative works concerning process—the dynamics of action, exchange, mediation and transformation—in relationships and communities. In what ways are relationships either subverted or sustained by the idiosyncrasies of communication? How and why are the fields of commerce, inquiry and performance shaped primarily by their experiments and questions rather than by their commodities and results? What may be discovered by studying what is often forgotten or overlooked—process: inside-out & outside-in—during this age of fascination with product? Submissions addressing matters of process defined broadly and surprisingly are welcomed. In addition to the themes suggested above, other possibilities might include: editing, politics, research, teaching, translation, travel, etc. Reconfigurations invites submissions that engage with those diversified fields of signification.

Electronic Submissions:




7pm: RECONFIGURATIONS, readings, discussion, journal trading and release party for Volume One, http://reconfigurations.blogspot.com/

RECONFIGURATIONS: A Journal for Poetics & Poetry / Literature & Culture is celebrating their first year of production. Volume One was published in November, 2007. The editors are currently accepting work for Volume Two. Submission period runs through the end of August.

RECONFIGURATIONS invites attendees to read selections aloud from Volume One at this event. Personal laptops for direct access encouraged, but not necessary. Please bring journals, lit magazines and books you’d like to exchange with others, as well.

RECONFIGURATIONS is an electronic, peer-reviewed, international, annual journal for poetics and poetry, creative and scholarly writing, innovative and traditional concerns with literary arts and cultural studies.

An open-access, independently managed journal, RECONFIGURATIONS publishes in November and is registered under a Creative Commons 3.0 License.

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