Call for participation for Contemporaneity Journal

*Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture *aims to explore how
the complexities of being in time find visual form. Crucial to this
undertaking is accounting for how, from prehistory to the present, cultures
around the world conceive of and construct their present and the concept of
presentness visually. Through scholarly writings from a number of academic
disciplines in the humanities, together with contributions from artists and
filmmakers, *Contemporaneity *maps the diverse ways in which cultures use
visual means to record, define, and interrogate their historical context and
presence in time.

For our inaugural issue, we seek submissions from scholars, artists, and
filmmakers. Possible topics or areas of interest include, but are not
limited to, the following:

– The concept of the present across time and cultures

– Cultural exchange, temporal disjunction, historical coincidence

– The simultaneity of conflicting kinds of time

– The persistence of the past in the present

– Collecting, the archive, forgery

– Messianic time, circular time, the eternal return, the event, everyday
life, historical time, timelessness

– Teleology, apocalypse, the end of time, the end of art, the end of history

– Tradition, decadence, renaissance, restoration, avant-garde, modernization

– Phenomenology of time

– Nostalgia, melancholy, boredom

– Chronophobia and chronomania

– Making time visible, representing time through images and texts, narrating

– The life of images and reception history

– Treating the present historically

– Historical delays and the acceleration of history

– Methodological problems concerning the writing of art history or film

– Periodization

The deadline for submissions is *September 30, 2010*. Manuscripts should be
no more than 6,000 words in length and should adhere to the *Chicago Manual
of Style*. Contributions from artists and filmmakers may take many forms.

Please visit for more information.


Entradas populares