Issue 4 Seeks Pre-Modern Scholarship

For our forthcoming issue, we seek submissions from scholars, artists, and filmmakers, especially work that considers issues of contemporaneity in pre-modern contexts. Possible topics or areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

–        The concept of the present across time and cultures

–        The persistence of the past in the present

–        Cultural exchange, temporal disjunction, historical coincidence

–        The simultaneity of conflicting kinds of time

–        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

–        Methodological problems concerning the writing of art history or film history

–        Periodization

 

Proposals for book and exhibition reviews, 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

 

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. Please visit contemporaneity.pitt.edu for more information.