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The "Visual Studies Attitude"

Theories and Practices of Visual Culture Today

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Publié le mardi 31 mars 2015 par João Fernandes

Résumé

The journal Revista de Comunicação e linguagens is inviting submissions of original papers on theories and practices of visual culture today. We welcome both theoretical and case-study articles in English and Portuguese engaging with (among others):Photography; Film, moving-images and time-based media; New media; Scientific, technical and medical imagery; Debates around the power and agency of images; Practices of looking and modes of spectatorship; The “pictorial” or “iconic” turn; Debates about the value of the image in modern and post-modern culture; iconoclasm, iconophobia, and different media’s contribution to the (perceived) proliferation of images ; Images and literary texts.

 

Annonce

Argument

During the 2011 Stone Summer Theory Institute, entitled “Farewell to Visual Studies”, Michael Ann Holly observed that when asked by her undergraduate students what visual culture studies were, she would answer: “It isn’t a discipline; it isn’t a field. It just names a problematic. It shakes up complacency. No objects are excluded. Visual studies names an attitude in relation to visual things, rather than a department.” 

Such a simple and slightly provocative explanation of visual culture studies has two advantages: on the one hand, it is an effective way of avoiding the pitfalls of the institutional and disciplinary disputes that so often take over the debate around visual culture studies; on the other hand, it allows us to account for a multitude of heterogeneous references, related to different traditions and ways of thinking about the visual. This issue of the journal Revista de Comunicação e linguagens is inviting submissions of original papers on “the visual studies attitude” today.

Main themes

We welcome both theoretical and case-study articles in English and Portuguese engaging with (among others): 

  • Photography;
  • Film, moving-images and time-based media;
  • New media;
  • Scientific, technical and medical imagery;
  • Debates around the power and agency of images;
  • Practices of looking and modes of spectatorship;
  • The “pictorial” or “iconic” turn; 
  • Debates about the value of the image in modern and post-modern culture; iconoclasm, iconophobia, and different media’s contribution to the (perceived) proliferation of images ;
  • Images and literary texts. 

Submission guidelines

Please send your article proposals, consisting of an abstract no longer than 200 words and a brief biographical note to:

  • teresa.castro@univ-paris3.fr
  • margarida.medeiros@fcsh.unl.pt 

Deadline for article proposals:

April 15th 2015

Authors will be notified by the end of March if their article proposals have been accepted.  

Deadline for completed articles: June 30th 2015

Papers should be no more than 6000 words 

Director

Maria Teresa Cruz 

Editorial staff

António Fernando Cascais, Graça Rocha Simões, Jacinto Godinho, Jorge Martins Rosa, José Augusto Bragança de Miranda, Maria Augusta Babo, Maragrida Medeiros

Editorial board

  • António Fidalgo (Departamento de Comunicação e Artes - Universidade da Beira Interior)
  • António Machuco Rosa (Faculdade de Letras - Universidade do Porto)
  • Arlindo Machado (ECA - Pontifícia Universidade Católica, São Paulo)
  • Edmond Couchot (Professor Jubilado, Centre Nacional de Recherche Scientifique, Paris)
  • Enrique Bustamante (Departamento de Comunicación Audiovisual y Publicidad - Universidade Complutense de Madrid)
  • Francisco Pinto Balsemão (Presidente do Conselho da Faculdade, FCSH/Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
  • Henri-Pierre Jeudy (Professor Jubilado, Centre Nacional de Recherche Scientifique, Paris)
  • Herman Parret (Professor Jubilado, Katholik Universität Leuwen)
  • Hermínio Duarte-Ramos (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia - Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
  • Hermínio Martins (Professor Jubilado, St. Antony's College, Oxford)
  • Ieda Tucherman (Escola de Comunicação - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
  • Isabel Babo (Faculdade de Comunicação, Arquitetura, Artes e Tecnologias da Informação, ULHT Porto)
  • José Gil (Professor Jubilado, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
  • José Tengarrinha (Professor Jubilado, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa)
  • Moisés Lemos Martins (Instituto de Ciências Sociais - Universidade do Minho)
  • Tito Cardoso e Cunha (Departamento de Comunicacao e Artes - Universidade da Beira Interior)

Dates

  • mercredi 15 avril 2015

Fichiers attachés

Mots-clés

  • culture visuelle, photographie, cinéma, médias, images, théorie des images

Contacts

  • Teresa Castro
    courriel : teresa [dot] castro [at] univ-paris3 [dot] fr

Source de l'information

  • Teresa Castro
    courriel : teresa [dot] castro [at] univ-paris3 [dot] fr

Pour citer cette annonce

« The "Visual Studies Attitude" », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le mardi 31 mars 2015, http://calenda.org/323861