Contemporaneity is now accepting submissions for Issue 4

Call for Papers: Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2014

Contemporaneity aims to explore the diverse ways in which the complexities of being in time are expressed. 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. Through scholarly writings from a number of academic disciplines in the humanities, together with contributions from artists and filmmakers, Contemporaneity maps the dynamic ways that cultures use visual and literary means to record, define, and interrogate their historical context and presence in time.

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 the fourth issue, we seek submissions that address topics such as:

– 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
history
– Periodization

 

The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2014. Manuscripts should be no more than 6,000 words in length and should adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style.Proposals for book and exhibition review, interviews or scholarly discussions will also be considered. We encourage submissions from artists and filmmakers, recognizing that these submissions may take many forms. Proposals can be directed to the editors at contemporaneity@mail.pitt.edu

Please visit contemporaneity.pitt.edu for more information. To make a submission, click Register and create an Author profile to get started.

Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture is a scholarly, peer-reviewed online publication edited by graduate students in the Department of History of Art & Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh. It is hosted by the University Library System of the University of Pittsburgh as part of its D-Scribe Digital Publishing Program.