CFP: [International] 3rd Global Conference: Visual Literacies - Exploring Critical Issues

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher

3rd Global Conference
Visual Literacies: Exploring Critical Issues

Tuesday 14th July - Thursday 16th July 2009
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine
and explore issues surrounding visual literacy in regard to theory and
praxis. Perspectives are sought from those engaged in the fields of
education, visual arts, fine arts, literature, philosophy, psychology,
critical theory and theology. These disciplines are indicative only as
papers are welcomed from any area, profession and vocation in which visual
literacy plays a part.

Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues
related to any of the following themes;

    * the concept and tools of visual literacy
    * pre-school children and visual literacy
    * visual literacy and cultural identity
    * interpreting elements and examples of visual literacy
    * visual literacy as therapy
    * the liminal elements and facets of visual literacy
    * social and cultural reactions to visual literacy
    * visual literacy in literature
    * visual literacy in television and film
    * visual literacy and the media
    * visual literacy as a social semiotic
    * teaching visual literacy
    * visual literacy as deformed discourse
    * theology and visual literacy â€" use and/or abuse
    * teleology and visual literacy
    * the history of visual literacy

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel
proposals. Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word
abstracts should be submitted by Friday 6th February 2009. If your paper is
accepted for presentation at the conference, an 8 page draft paper should
be submitted by Friday 5th June 2009.

300 word abstracts should be submitted to both Organising Chairs; abstracts
may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order:

author(s), affiliation, email address, title of abstract, body of abstract

We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you
do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not
receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to
look for an alternative electronic route or resend.
Joint Organising Chairs

Dr Phil Fitzsimmons
Faculty of Education
University of Woollongong

Dr Rob Fisher
Priory House, Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR
United Kingdom

The conference is part of the ‘Critical Issues’ series of research projects
run by ID.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and
interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are
innovative and challenging. All papers accepted for and presented at this
conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected
papers may be invited to go forward for development into 20-25 page
chapters for publication in a themed dialogic ISBN hard copy volume.

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