CFP: 14 Reasons To Write Your Next Academic Paper As A Listicle*

* Or Quiz, Meme, Game, GIF, Vine, Vlog, Infographic, Twine Story, Explainer, Or Emoji Essay.

Logan Sakai via Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

A new anthology, “Buzzademia: Scholarship in the Internet Vernacular,” will feature academic papers written in a diverse range of popular digital writing genres. Here’s why you should consider submitting to the CFP.

  1. Throw away the MLA style guide and express yourself your way.

2. Reach new audiences with your ideas.

Via Angry Black Lady Chronicles

3. Appear cool to your college-aged students.


4. Just kidding.


5. Distill your entire dissertation into a single animated GIF.

Via Giphy

6. Make some dank memes.

7. Undergo review by a crackerjack team of feline peer-reviewers.

Via Iruntheinternet

8. Experience collaboration that’s actually fun.

Via Cheezburger

9. Intellectually treat yo’self.

Via Giphy

10. Increase your Twitter followers, Klout score, Waze points, Reddit karma and ranking.

Via Giphy

11. Earn LOLs from your colleagues and Likes from your Dean

Via Justino/Giphy

12. Write a scholarly paper whose form is as audacious as its content.


13. Enter the world of Like-driven peer review

Via Giphy

14. Trade your carrel in the Special Collections room for an Uber ride to Internet fame.


The edited collection features curators Anne Cong-Huyen (Digital Diva, Whittier College, @anitaconchita), Kim Brillante Knight (Social Media Guru, UT-Dallas, @purplekimchi), and Mark C Marino (SEO Ninja, USC, @markcmarino).

To find out more, check out the formal CFP for Buzzademia: Scholarship in the Internet Vernacular.

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