SEQUITUR, the Boston University Department of History of Art & Architecture graduate student journal, invites current graduate students in art history, architecture, fine arts, and related fields to submit content for the Spring 2016 issue titled LOL. This issue’s theme is humor, play, and amusement, and we are seeking submissions that explore the ways in which art, architecture, and the built environment reflect and provoke these notions. In many ways creativity lies at the core of the fun and funny, and we invite scholarship that highlights this intersection. Possible subjects include, but are not limited to, the following: internet culture, toys, games, video games, memes, wordplay, satire, parody, modes of mass communication, design, the performative, structures, and environments used for play and/or entertainment.

We encourage submissions that take advantage of the online format of the journal.

We invite full submissions for the following pieces:

  • Featured essays (1000 words): Essays must be submitted in full by the deadline below to be considered for publication. Content is open and at the discretion of the author, but should present original material that is suitable to the stipulated word limit. Please adhere to the formatting guidelines available here.
  • Visual Essays: An opportunity for M.Arch. or M.F.A. students to showcase a selection of original work. The work must be reproducible in a digital format. Submissions should include jpegs of up to ten works, and must be prefaced by an introduction or artist’s statement of 250 words or less. All images must be captioned and should be at least 300 DPI.

We invite proposals (200 words max) for the following pieces:

  • Exhibition reviews (500 words): Exhibitions currently on display or very recently closed are especially sought.
  • Book or exhibition catalogue reviews (500 words): Reviews of recently published books and catalogues are especially sought.
  • Interviews (750 words): Preference may be given to those who can provide audio recordings or video of the interview.
  • Field reports/Research spotlights (500 words): This is an opportunity for students conducting research to summarize and share their findings and experiences in a more casual format than a formal paper.

All submissions and proposals are due February 1st. Please direct all materials to [email protected][at]bu.edu.