Trace: A Journal of Writing, Media, and Ecology is an online, refereed, open-access journal that publishes interdisciplinary research at the intersections of writing studies, media studies, cultural studies, and ecocriticism. We welcome scholarship about digital technology, art, literature, maker culture, rhetoric, composition, environments, and writing. Trace considers the material and ethical impacts of media in all forms with specific interest in scholarship that theorizes the confluences of technology, culture, and life. Trace encourages its authors to push against the boundaries that have traditionally defined these categories, grappling with their agitation and permeation.
Trace also recognizes that the methods and means for knowledge production are constantly changing, and so the journal at once accommodates traditional modes of publication while also supporting works shaped by contemporary technologies. Thus, we accept academic work in a variety of media forms suitable for internet publication including essays, images, videos, and multimedia projects. Additionally, Trace produces themed and guest-edited issues that offer an intersectional approach to specific subjects and individuals.
Trace: A Journal of Writing, Media, and Ecology is the academic anchor for the Trace Innovation Initiative, which publishes traditional scholarly articles and web texts as well as Augmented Reality Criticisms (ARCs), research through comic forms (Sequentials), and video overviews of vanguard ideas (Vectors).
Trace: A Journal of Writing, Media, and Ecology is published by the Trace Innovation Initiative and is supported by the Department of English and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida.
All inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Advisors
Steve Baker, University of Central Lancashire, Lancashire, UK
Cheryl Ball, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
David Blakesley, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
Ian Bogost, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
Stephanie Boluk, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
Claire Colebrook, Penn State, State College, PA, USA
Sean Cubitt, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK
Erik Deumens, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Bradley Dilger, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Matthew Fuller, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK
Greg Garrard, University of British Columbia, Okanagan, BC, CA
Laurie Gries, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA
Bill Hardt-Davidson, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
Terry Harpold, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Byron Hawk, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
Katherine Hayles, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Cynthia Haynes, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
Jan Holmevik, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
Kenneth Kidd, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Patrick LeMieux, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
Randy Malamud, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Claire Molloy, Edge Hill University, Lancashire, UK
Sarah McFarland, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA, USA
Sean Morey, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
Jussi Parikka, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
Jennifer L. Peterson, Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, USA
Alex Reid, SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
Jeff Rice, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
Thomas Rickert, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Nigel Rothfels, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Katie Salen, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA
Anastasia Salter, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
Karl Schroeder, Independent Writer
Caroline Stone, Shadow Health, Gainesville, FL, USA
Laurie Taylor, University of Florida Libraries, Gainesville, FL, USA
John Tinnell, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, USA
Tom Tyler, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK
Greg Ulmer, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Sherryl Vint, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA
Victor Vitanza, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
Kari Weil, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, USA
Trace would like to acknowledge that this free (to authors and readers), open-access publication would not be possible without the generous support of the UF English Department and the pro bono contributions of many talented and hardworking individuals: peer reviewers, copyeditors, proofreaders, web designers, and our authors themselves. While our peer-reviewers are anonymous, we would like to recognize all volunteer editors including copyeditors and proofreaders.
Lastly, we would like to thank our readers for your interest and circulation of the cutting-edge scholarship published here.