UWO grad journal

by | Mar 31, 2020 | Calls for paper | 0 comments

Hello All,

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have chosen to extend the deadline for submissions to the UWO graduate students journal, tba, ​to Friday, May 8th, 2020.

tba is an annual peer-reviewed journal organized by graduate students of the Visual Arts Department at Western University in London, Ontario. It provides an interdisciplinary forum for emerging and independent artists and scholars by bringing together studio, art history, cultural studies, theory, criticism and related fields. It welcomes experimentation and risk.

The CFP is copied below and attached as a PDF. You can also access the information at our website which is posted below. Please note, again, that the new deadline for submissions is now Friday, May 8th, 2020. Thank you!

Shelley Kopp, Ira Kazi, Aryen Hoekstra

email: tbaedit@uwo.ca website: www.tbajournal.ca

Further Information





Our times are fragmented: relationships are broken, connections are complicated, politics is divisive, and generations cannot communicate. Things are shifting, exploding, or splitting.  We simultaneously access the whole world but may only hear that which reinforces our own beliefs. Are we more keenly aware of these things because of social media and the world wide web?


We invite exploration of ideas around “splinter.” By definition, “splinter” is a noun describing a thing that pierces and disrupts, or is a verb that conveys the action of shattering. A splinter is also a fragment of a larger object, or a foreign body that penetrates or is purposely injected, and becomes lodged.  


Give us your thoughtful investigations, your careful evaluations, your creative assessment of the work of the “splinter.” Articles or artwork- sound, video, photography, painting, drawing, etc., are welcome.



Topics can include, but are not limited to:

Divided communities/generations

Contentious interactions

Social media/online communities

Colonial and postcolonial structures

Complex borders and nationhood

Protest and social activism

Disability and issues of accessibility

The body and the bodily sensations

Posthuman visions


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