Call For Papers

MAST Journal CFP: TOTAL SCREEN: WHY JEAN BAUDRILLARD, ONCE AGAIN?

Call for submissions: TOTAL SCREEN: WHY JEAN BAUDRILLARD, ONCE AGAIN?

Guest Editors:
Katharina Niemeyer (UNIVERSITY OF QUÉBEC IN MONTRÉAL)
Magali Uhl (UNIVERSITY OF QUÉBEC IN MONTRÉAL)

Extended deadline for full submissions: 15th November 2020 (for publication in May 2021).

What place does or could Jean Baudrillard occupy in media studies, visual studies, and art theory today? How does his work—as both a philosopher and a vernacular photographer—continue to influence visual artists and other forms of media art? How can we confront his radical views with feminist, intersectional, queer, postcolonial, and other critical approaches? This special issue of MAST journal seeks to answer and further explore these questions through proposals from arts practitioners and theorists.

We especially welcome proposals that undertake the critical “Baudrillard adventure” by focusing on visuality—pictures, (moving-) images, and photographs. Topics of interest in this context may include but are not limited to:

  • Baudrillard, media, visual, and/or art theory today
  • Baudrillard in discussion with feminist, queer, intersectional, and postcolonial approaches
  • Hyperreality and virality in media theory, visual studies, and/or visual arts
  • Visual implosion and seduction
  • Simulation and singularity
  • Transparency and opacity
  • Loops, memes, and gifs

We encourage submissions in the below categories:

Full papers (4000-6000 words); Short essays (1000-2000 words); Video articles (5-10 min); Practice-based studies (a media artwork/project accompanied by a 1000-2000 words essay)

See more details about the call: https://www.mast-journal.org/cfp-special-issue-total-screen

Please send your submissions (and questions) to specialissue@mast-nemla.org

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MAST is an online, open-access, and double-blind peer-reviewed journal featuring interdisciplinary scholarship in the domain of Media Art Study and Theory.

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