Image & Text (journal) Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda du Preez, University of Pretoria
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Image & Text, in its re-aligned and re-positioned format, aims to be a multi- and interdisciplinary
journal that orbits around the visual culture nexus. The aim is to draw perspectives from a broad
field of interests and subjects: visual anthropology, material culture, visual arts, design culture,
visualising sciences and technologies, art history, philosophy, fashion, media and film studies,
architecture, literary studies, new media and cyber theory. (The list is by no means exhaustive.) The
grounding provided by visual culture studies as a comparative and enabling premise for all these
approaches, subjects, interests and theories is located in the global South, not only geographically
but also critically.

The aim is to showcase new and young academic voices, as well as more established voices within
the ambit of the growing field of visual culture studies. It is also a priority to show how
interest, theories and approaches to visual culture have grown and developed in the recent

The editors invite papers that address or intersect with the visual from any of these diverse fields
and subjects with a particular emphasis on the visual. The journal is published annually and has been
accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training since 1997.

Image & Text has a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy and all submitted articles are first
subjected to editorial screening, after which they are sent anonymously to two reviewers. Only
material deemed to be of a suitably high standard is published.

Articles or other correspondence can be submitted electronically to: or

Contributors should please ensure that their submissions satisfy the following editorial

• Manuscripts must be typed in A4 format in 1.5 or double spacing with generous left and
• right margins
• All pages must be numbered and the Harvard Reference System must be used throughout
• (example is available from the editors)
• Length of articles must be approximately 5000 - 7000 words
• All articles must have a cover sheet that provides the following details: Title of the article,
• name of author/s, affiliation of author/s, designation of author/s and date of submission
• Articles must be presented in the following sequence: title of article, name of author/s, main
• text, notes, bibliography, captions, images
• Digital images must be of a quality suitable for reproduction and printing and should
• preferably be 300dpi and in jpg or tiff format
• Authors are responsible for obtaining copyright and reproduction clearance for all visual
• material submitted
• Text and images must be submitted in separate files

Image & Text is published and distributed by the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Pretoria. The views of contributors are not necessarily those of the editors or of the University of Pretoria. The University therefore accepts no responsibility for opinions expressed in the journal.
This journal is an e-publication and is available through Sabinet online. For any enquiries in this regard, please contact the Department of Visual Arts at +27 12 4202353 or email
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