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First published in 2016
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Call for Papers
All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.
Special Issue Call for Papers: 
Volume 3, Issue 2, 'Drawing and Language' 
 30 March 2018

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This guest-edited issue explores the relationship between drawing and language.

Does drawing have grammar, syntax or vocabulary? In what sense may it properly be regarded as ‘eloquent’ or conversely ‘inarticulate’? What of its quasi-linguistic functions – notation, translation, instruction, reflection? Is drawing some sort of language, or are we simply playing with words here? DRTP 3.2 will consider drawing as a form of expression analogous (or not) to verbal communication; likewise, historical and contemporary ideas of drawing’s engagement with language, and understandings of drawing in the context of different linguistic heritages. Other imaginative explorations of this theme are also extremely welcome.

All enquiries should be addressed to the guest editor, Dr Sarah Blair:
Please refer to the DRTP Notes for Contributors and to the Intellect House Guidelines for Style. Authors should ensure guidelines are adhered to; failing to do so leads to delays, and may result in the editor having to return or withdraw the submission.


General Call for Papers
Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice (DRTP) promotes and disseminates contemporary drawing practice and research in its current cultural and disciplinary diversity. The journal encourages pluralist forms of discourse, addressing current issues of theory and practice. It is concerned with drawing as an interactive process and product, as a form of writing or visual narrative, as a model of representation; an investigative, descriptive or interpretive pursuit, a recording and communicative tool; an interactive and dynamic 'site of conception'; as performance, as support to critical thinking, an interpretative medium and as a site of production.
DRTP invites practitioners, researchers, educators and theorists in the disciplines of fine art, architecture, design, visual communication, technology, craft, animation, etc. to contribute articles, projects, essay and papers that deal with the various knowledges and representations of drawing.
We invite submissions to the journal including:
Articles (5000 words, 1–6 images)
Research Projects (3000 words, 1–4 images)
Critical essays (3000 words, 1–4 images)
Profiles (1500 words, 1–2 images)
Featured Drawings (1–2 image and 1000 words)
Reviews (1500 words) on the latest books, media, museum and gallery exhibitions, conferences, performance, educational and research projects and events that relate to drawing.
Deadline: Ongoing
Submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed and must be uploaded via the ‘Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice’ Intellect webpage:
 Please follow this link, scroll down to submit article’ and generate a user account.
Please submit a PDF Document with 1–6 embedded images (72 dpi), captioned, as Name_Surname.doc. On acceptance, a Word Document with separate images (300dpi) will be required via
All contributions should be original and not exceed 20 Mb.
All contributors should submit the Metadata (see Notes for Contributors)
Authors are responsible for copyright permissions (article [author] and images [artist or institutional copyright / photographer's permission]). Only copyright forms supplied by Intellect are accepted (hand-signed, scanned and returned as PDF files).
Please refer to the DRTP Notes for Contributors and to the Intellect House Guidelines for Style. Authors should ensure guidelines are adhered to; failing to do so leads to delays, and may result in the editor having to return or withdraw the submission.
All enquiries should be addressed to the principal editor.


Dr Adriana Ionascu, Ulster University, School of Art



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