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Art & the Public Sphere 6.1&2

We are delighted to announce the publication of a very special issue of Art & the Public Sphere, in collaboration with the Birmingham Big Art Project (BBAP), guest edited by Anna Santomauro with Mel Jordan. With six funded bursaries from BBAP, the journal has been able to support commentators actively engaged in public art now. Contributions utilize theories on the contemporary political and cultural condition (Robert Garnett, Joey Orr and Suzanne Lacy); consider new approaches to the function of art (Sabrina Deturk, Gemma Medina Estupiñán and Alessandra Saviotti, Kuba Szreder) and employ a more comprehensive concept of the public (Danielle Child, Janna Graham and Mel Jordan). Stuart Whipps provides a glorious visual essay on public art pieces in Birmingham. Through situating art and its publics in a broader critical framework, we hope that readers, scholars, viewers, artists, curators and commissioners will be able reassess the role and function of public art. To read more about BBAP click here.

 

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DRTP 3.1: Call for papers deadline extension

The deadline for the submission of papers for Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice 3.1 has been extended until 30th October 2017.


Call for Papers DRTP 3.1 ‘Drawing on Text’


This special guest-edited issue explores the relationship between writing and drawing. Topics for consideration concern writing, drawing, visual text, illustration, marginalia, illustrated letters, drawing with creative writing, writing with drawing, poetry as drawing, image based languages, and pictographs. We are inviting multi-cultural contributions with historical and/or contemporary emphasis, scholarly articles, critical essays, creative visual and textual research projectfs and profiles, and visual submissions of hybrid practices of drawing on text.

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 for Vol 3, Issue 1 of 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: 30 October 2017

Submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed and must be uploaded via the ‘Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice’ Intellect webpage: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/repository/index/


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 www.wetransfer.com.

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 Architecture, a.ionascu@ulster.ac.uk.

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CFP: Journal of African Cinemas (Special Issue)

Call for papers: The Cinematic City: Desire, Form and the African Urban

(Special Issue​)​


Submission of abstracts: 30 September 2017

Submission of articles: 28 February 2018


This special issue of the Journal of African Cinemas seeks articles that address questions at the intersections of cinematic form and the African urban. We aim to examine the contribution of cinema and audiovisual media to our understanding and experience of contemporary cities from an African perspective. We also want to problematize the circulation of terms such as “Afropolitanism,” “Afro-polis” “Afro-modernity” and “Afro-urbanity”, which often define the kinds of sentiment invested in

or associated with the city in Africa. We are seeking articles that question whether these terms sufficiently evoke issues of specificity and materiality.


We also seek submissions that read the African city – and its diasporas – as form. The editors frame city and screenscapes as co-constitutive, foregrounding the diegetic and extra-diegetic elements that inform the “African urban” as a cinematic form. We are interested in articles situated within an interdisciplinary matrix that contribute to intellectual engagement with African cinemas through, among others,

affect theory and the city as a matrix of feeling; critical black geography and the racialized construction of city spaces; the urban as a temporal consciousness; and representations of social inequalities and urban geographies of exclusion.


This special issue aims to that unpack the broad affective, aesthetic and material dimensions of African visuality, spatiality and temporality in African and diasporic audiovisual media. We also welcome articles that engage with film manufacture, circulation and consumption. Papers may cover (but are not limited to) the following:


·      Genre and African film as visual and verbal narrative

·      Aesthetics and African cinema as an urban form

·      Space, place and the infrastructures of the African city

·      Black subjectivity and geographic boundedness of the African urban

·      Comparative analyses with other (visual) forms of representation

·      African cinema, social inequality and urban geographies of exclusion


All submissions should adhere to JAC guidelines: https://goo.gl/Mn1GhS


Submissions should not be more to 8,000 words and should include a 200 word abstract and five keywords. The 8,000 words includes references, graphics and photos equivalent to 250 words each. The document(s) should be sent as Microsoft Word and/ or JPEG attachment(s) respectively. Prospective contributors should send an abstract (300 words) and short bio to Danai Mupotsa: danai.mupotsa@wits.ac.za and Polo Moji: polo.moji@wits.ac.za by 30 September 2017.

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New issue of Journal of Contemporary Painting 4.1

Intellect is delighted to announce that the new issue of the Journal of Contemporary Painting (4.1) is now available.


This issue of JCP investigates painting within the context of the temporal.


Articles within this issue include (partial list):


Painting as event: An interview with Jacqueline Humphries

Authors: David Ryan

Page Start: 45


In this interview, New York-based painter Jacqueline Humphries talks about her recent practice in relation to the condition of time: this includes her own history as a practitioner, the role of gesture, the notion of the event, and contemporaneity. She addresses the appearance of ‘emojis’ in her recent work, and alludes to both literature and computer games as analogous modes of operation, each illuminating the inner workings of painterly process and its broader context within the contemporary.


The discursive array: Towards a politics of painting as time-space production

Authors: John Chilver

Page Start: 81


Modernist articulations of time in painting – based on phenomenological approaches – are not viable today. The adequate recipient of today’s accelerated information flows is more machinic than human: human perception is no longer adequate to technological temporalities. Painting ought now to approach time in registers other than the perceptual. Rejecting the terms of MoMA’s ‘The Forever Now’ exhibition, the argument turns to Buren’s notion of the in situ as a valuable attempt to re-think painting as time–space production. But Buren’s position is based on flaws in his ‘Function of the studio’ essay, and ends up supplying architectural decoration for urban redevelopment that is a far cry from his youthful ambitions. The text then considers conflations of in situ with discursive production in Gillick and Bourriaud. After a critical reading of Joselit’s ‘Painting beside itself’ essay, artworks by Merlin Carpenter, Jutta Koether and Lucy McKenzie are examined. McKenzie’s recent work devises fruitful tactics for interweaving affective opacities and discursive frames. McKenzie is able to play with rhetorics of in situ production without succumbing to reductive understandings of site and authenticity, and without conflating time–space production with discursive production. Such a discursive array can elaborate the dissonances between the discursive and the affective.


The viscosity of duration: Painterly surface and the phenomenology of time in the London paintings of Frank Auerbach

Authors: Anne Robinson

Page Start: 199


This article aims to examine our perceptions of temporality in painterly surface and investigate the relationship between subjective perceptions of temporality and emotional ‘affect’ in encounters with painting. Frank Auerbach’s London paintings are taken as examples of ‘painterly’ surface with which to consider the elastic temporality of painting. At the centre of this investigation are the engaged and embodied artist and the engaged spectator, encountering the ‘strangeness’ of painterly surface as an intense experience, offering an enhanced sense of lived temporality: both caught in a circuit defined by Merleau-Ponty: ‘For painters, the world will always be yet to be painted...’.

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Call for papers for the Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices 10.2

 

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CFP: JAWS 4.1

Call for Papers

JAWS: Journal of Arts Writing by Students Volume 4 Issue 1

JAWS is the only academic arts journal run by and dedicated to postgraduate students (and those who have recently graduated). We have published work by students from India, China, Australia, North America, Canada and the United Kingdom, and maintain an international peer-review network.


What We Want:
  • Theoretical and discursive essays up to 5000 words.
  • Critical reviews of events, exhibitions or performances up to 3000 words.
  • Visual essays about art practice (demonstrating a research approach, and if possible responding to the journal format), including images or stills, plus up to 1000 words
 

All work must be prefaced with a 100 word abstract and 6–8 keywords, and followed by a short contributor biography. Please include your university affiliation, full name, course and year of graduation.

All work must use Harvard referencing, following Intellect House Style. For full submission guidelines please refer to www.jawsjournal.com/submissions.

Deadline for submissions: Monday 20 November 2017.

Volume 1 Issue 1 is available for free at:
 
Our guest editorials from previous issues are also available for free, including those by Professor Arnold Aronson (Columbia University), Dr Sophie Hope (Birkbeck), Dr Inger Mewburn (the Thesis Whisperer) and Professor Joseph Heathcott (The New School of Design).
For all inquiries please email rob@jawsjournal.com  or babettescarlet@gmail.com.
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1st Edition of the Italian Film Festival!
 
 

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New issue of Dance, Movement and Spiritualities – out now!

Intellect is delighted to announce that the new issue of Dance, Movement & Spiritualities is now available.


The special issue of DMS focuses on ‘Global Journey’s of Sufi Whirling Sufism and Arts Practice.’


For more information about this issue, please click here or email katy@intellectbooks.com.


Articles within this issue include (partial list):


World as sacred stage for Sufi ritual: Performance, mobilization and making space with the act of whirling

Authors: Esra Cizmeci

Page Start: 199


This article examines the theoretical and applied relationship between Sufism and performance as embodied acts (including theatrical events comprising dance, theatre, music, praying and meditating and everyday life actions of semazens). I focus on how a Sufi devotee artist, Narin dede with his semazens have come to use performance as a medium for the mobilization of Sufi cultural beliefs and values. Performing their ritual movements as theatrical events outside of Sufi lodges, semazens seek to recognize and embrace world as a sacred stage in which every act is devotional and is embodied and practiced to move closer to God. The analysis of the connection between Sufism and performance shows how Sufism is more than a set of religious doctrines designed solely for Sufi devotion. The connection between Sufism and performance opens a lens through which devotees and non-devotees perceive Sufism’s relationship to different cultures, religions and art forms.


Transmodernity and the heart: The unique position of the semazen-artist

Authors: Hannah McClure

Page Start: 243


This article looks at Sufi whirling as both a sacred act and a purifying process that sorts, sifts and reconfigures the ego. The article highlights the necessity of our spiritual and religious practices to a transmodern effort. By a renegotiation of ritual, practice and doctrine, ingenious solutions for both personhood and collective thriving may arise. The semazen-artist, an initiate who walks in the worlds of both spiritual submission and commercial arts production, emerges at a moment in time to hold the past, literally within their body and living practice, while consciously engaging the present towards a reimagined universal reality.


A work of two registers: Mukabele, private and public

Authors: Mark James Hamilton

Page Start: 263


The Mevlevi sema, usually described as the dance of the whirling dervishes, can be understood to be both a private transformational passage and a public performance with theatrical dimensions. The exceptional commitment and effort that it requires evolves a participant’s deep focus towards one’s interior. At the same time, the commitment to welcoming guests as witnesses to the ceremony ensures that the practice remains connected to the wider world. What is created through the balance of these two dimensions? What is made possible by the ceremony’s dynamic relationship, in which the participants’ immersion in personal transformation contributes towards an aesthetic composition for onlookers? I explore these questions with reference to the propositions of Jerzy Grotowski, whose transcultural vision seeded my three decades of embodied practice as research and my arrival at participation in the Mevlevi sema in London.

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CFP: Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies 3.2

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: JOURNAL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY VOICE STUDIES 3:2

THEMED ISSUE: ‘VOICE, IDENTITY, CONTACT’

GUEST EDITOR: YVON BONENFANT, Professor of Artistic Process, Voice and Extended Practices, University of Winchester

The Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies invites submissions from scholars in a wide array of fields that intersect with, and/or move beyond, voice studies: such as: theatre and performance studies, musicology, sound studies, cultural studies, materiality studies, philosophical discourses, clinical voice studies, speech studies and voice and speech science to consider, and respond to, the questions in our below call.

We are interested in exploring emerging and exciting approaches to how we might synthesise knowledge from across the voice and sound studies field to address the below questions in interesting ways.

PRACTICAL ISSUES:

1.         Interested in the theme? Read the below context statement and questions, and consider sending us a draft article for peer review.

2.         We seek articles approximately 5000 words in length. However, we are open to articles longer or shorter – we will be making a final selection of articles using curatorial principles.

3.         The ‘Voicings’ section of JIVS allows for discourses that are more narrative, report-like, poetic, or experimental in nature. You can consider sending us alternative writing forms that would take us inside your response to this call. Consult back issues of the journal for examples.

4.         Send your article to: Yvon Bonenfant at yvon.bonenfant@winchester.ac.uk

5.         Deadline for articles to reach us: September 30, 2017

As this call follows on from a symposium in January, 2017, we are aware there may be many more articles sent to us than this volume of JIVS can contain. Know that your article may be considered for future issues of JIVS, should it be of excellent quality, but not ‘map on’ to the thematics of this volume and its final curated format.

QUESTIONS AND CONTEXT STATEMENT:

 

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Personal Style Blogs: Appearances that Fascinate by Rosie Findlay

The lastest book to be added to our Cultural & Media Studies subject areas is Personal Style Blogs: Apperances that Fascinate by Rosie Findlay. 

From Style Rookie to Style Bubble, personal style blogs exploded onto the scene in the mid-2000s giving voice to young and stylish writers who had their own unique take on the seasonal fashion cycle and how to curate an individual style within the shifting swirl of trends. Personal Style Blogs examies the history and rise of style blogging and looks closely at the relationship between bloggers and their (often anonymous) readers as well as the response of the fashion industry to style bloggers' amateur and often-unauthorized fashion reportage.

You can find out more information on this title and pre order a copy here.

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