The Fibreculture Journal is requesting abstracts for a special issue on “The Politics of Trolling and the Negative Space of the Internet” to be published in April/May 2013.
They are seeking papers on a range of topics, including:
- Trolling, activism and politics
- The persistence and ubiquity of online conflict
- Trolling as a business model: the mainstream media and clickbait
- Gendered aspects of trolling and incivility
- 4chan and trolling; activism and meme factories
- Trolling and cyberbullying
- Complaints about trolling and the “hatred of democracy” – are complaints about trolling really an attempt to re-gentrify political debate?
- Cultures and rituals of trolling – troll culture and the celebration of lulz
- Trolling and “cyber-bullying”
- The Internet and agonistic politics
- Trolling and counterpublics
- The grammar of trolling
- Trolling as the glitch in social network analysis and “big data”
- Popular culture, trolls and the democratization of politics
- Tabloid media, professionalization of trolling and the economics of opinion
- Trolling as cyber-bullying, internet as masochistic survivalist playground
- The pleasures of trolling
- Trolling the trolls
- The art and ‘new aesthetics’ of trolling
- The gamification of trolling
If you’re interested, see details here and manuscript guidelines here.