CFP: Contemporaneity, issue 4

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Eingabeschluss: 30.09.2013

"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 forthcoming 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
- 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
- Tradition, decadence, renaissance, restoration, avant-garde,
- Phenomenology of time
- Nostalgia, melancholy, boredom
- Chronophobia and chronomania
- Making time visible, representing time through images and texts,
- The life of images and reception history
- Methodological problems concerning the writing of art history or
film history

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

The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2013. Manuscripts should
be no more than 6,000 words in length and should adhere to the Chicago
Manual of Style. Please visit for more

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

CFP: Contemporaneity, issue 4. In:, 12.02.2013. Letzter Zugriff 20.10.2017. <>.

Beiträger: Henry Skerritt

Beitrag veröffentlicht am: 12.02.2013

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