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Revolution, Subversion and Emancipation from the Late Eighteenth Century to the Present Day

Révolution, subversion et émancipation de la fin du XVIIIe siècle à nos jours

Cultural Journals in the World

La revue culturelle dans le monde

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Published on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by Anastasia Giardinelli

Summary

The colloquium "Cultural Journals in the World": Revolution, Subversion and Emancipation from the Late Eighteenth Century to the Present Day aims to present papers dedicated to this internationally critical space that at one time or another in its history has been connected to the artistic and intellectual European spheres or, conversely, has been marked by a transnational tendency, and to its genealogy. This colloquium is part of the project “Global art and cultural periodicals” dedicated to the cataloguing, the study, and the promotion of the non-European periodicals, from before the colonial empires until today. An open access periodical database created within the frame of this project will be presented at the Colloquium opening.

Announcement

Presentation

From L’Abeille haytienne (Haiti, 1817) to The New Era (Sierra Leone, 1855), the Revista de Antropofagia (Brazil, 1928), Black Orpheus (Nigeria, 1957), the Hawar (Kurdistan), or the Ngáy Nay (Vietnam, 1935), journals have been and have become, in many places of the world, a medium for critical expression generating modernity. They put specific artistic, literary and political practices to the test, and appear both as experimental laboratories, writing workshops, and forums. Often ephemeral, operating through trial and error, journals allowed groups of artists and intellectuals to organize their own resources and vocabulary, to produce an archive of thought, and to develop an alternative narrative.

The colloquium Cultural Journals in the World: Revolution, Subversion and Emancipation from the Late Eighteenth Century to the Present Day aims to present papers dedicated to this internationally critical space that at one time or another in its history has been connected to the artistic and intellectual European spheres or, conversely, has been marked by a transnational tendency, and to its genealogy. This colloquium is part of the project “Global art and cultural periodicals”* dedicated to the cataloguing, the study, and the promotion of the non-European periodicals, from before the colonial empires until today. An open access periodical database created within the frame of this project will be presented at the Colloquium opening.

The program considers geographical and cultural areas from the standpoint of the history of their naming and their difference, but also through their common struggles, the circles of sociability, and the aesthetic and conceptual transactions that intersect them. Its genealogical approach seeks to broaden the artistic gesture to an intellectual history while at the same time specifying the singularity of the journal as object and the possibilities that are formed there.

Many journals have disappeared. However, those that have come down to us, as well as the many digitization projects they are currently undergoing, are proof of an editorial activity at the service of critical thinking on a truly global scale. Nonetheless, research projects devoted to this corpus have little visibility.

The aim of this colloquium is to distinguish and promote research around these objects for the historical understanding and study of the geographical and cultural spaces involved, as well as in their interrelations. Emphasis will be put on contemporary dynamics. It has been preceded by a cycle of one-day workshops that have opened up discussion around four periods, ranging from the revolutions of the late eighteenth century to the postcolonial present, but also covering colonialism and modernity.

Topic Proposals

Proposals may concentrate on, but not be limited by, the following subjects:

Territories and networks
Histories of collectives, of intellectual movements; authors’ identities, functioning of committees; the social and critical role of journals; structures of distribution; readership …

Forms and subversions
The role of little magazines; the journal as a space or a mirror of modernity; aesthetic, literary, and linguistic experiences; performative practices; legal modalities and constraints; relationships with authority ...

Exchanges and transfers
Conceptual appropriations and diversions; translation; transnational movements; regionalism, internationalism, panculturalism; diasporas ...

Theoretical and material issues of a journal
Methodological and multidisciplinary approaches; intertextuality; the relationship text-image; resources and conservation (archiving projects and databases) ...

Contemporary perspectives
Reactivation of historical journals; transnational projects; digital practices; multilingualism; open access; new aesthetics ...

Submission Guidelines

Proposals should cover the following geographical and cultural spaces:
Africa, North Africa, Central and South America, Asia, Western Asia (Middle East), the Caribbean Sea, Indian Ocean, Pacific, indigenous territories, and so-called “continental” terriories such as the English- or Russian-speaking areas, when involved in dynamics with other transnational groups.

They must include a title, a 300-word abstract in French or English, the speaker’s name, and a short biography.

Proposals should be sent by

23 June 2017 at the latest

To the following address: florence.duchemin-pelletier[AT]inha[POINT]fr

Organising Committee

  • Zahia Rahmani – Institut national d’histoire de l’art
  • Florence Duchemin-Pelletier – Institut national d’histoire de l’art
  • Aline Pighin – Institut national d’histoire de l’art

Scientific Committee

  • Lotte Arndt – École supérieure d’art et design de Valence
  • Marie-Laure Allain Bonilla – University of Basel
  • Estelle Bories – Université Paris 3
  • Florence Duchemin-Pelletier – Institut national d’histoire de l’art
  • Mica Gherghescu – Bibliothèque Kandinsky, MNAM/Centre Pompidou
  • Émilie Goudal – CADIS/EHESS, Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art
  • Anne Lafont – Institut national d’histoire de l’art
  • Morad Montazami – Tate Modern, London
  • Zahia Rahmani – Institut national d’histoire de l’art
  • Devika Singh – Cambridge University, Centre allemand d'histoire de l'art
  • Annabela Tournon – CETHA/EHESS, Centre allemand d’histoire de l’art

*Global art and cultural periodicals is a project of the Observatoire GAP, initiated by the INHA, which brings together a multi-lingual group of researchers, critics and protagonists of the arts. It is supported by the Labex CAP, in partnership with the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Médiathèque du musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, the Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine, the Kandinsky Library of the Center Georges Pompidou, and the library of the Institut national d’histoire de l’art.

Places

  • Institut national d'histoire de l'art, Auditorium - 2, rue Vivienne
    Paris, France (75002)

Date(s)

  • Friday, June 23, 2017

Keywords

  • presse, monde, subversion, pensée critique, Afrique, Asie, Amériques, Caraibes, pacifique, postcolonial

Contact(s)

  • Florence Duchemin-Pelletier
    courriel : florence [dot] duchemin-pelletier [at] inha [dot] fr

Information source

  • Aline Pighin
    courriel : aline [dot] pighin [at] inha [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Revolution, Subversion and Emancipation from the Late Eighteenth Century to the Present Day », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, https://calenda.org/403194

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