CFP: Aesthetic Critical Inquiry (book series)

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Andrea Feeser
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Announcing a New Book Series with Parlor Press
Aesthetic Critical Inquiry

Series Editor
Andrea Feeser
Modern and Contemporary Art History and Theory
Clemson University

At least from the beginning of the twentieth century, artists and scholars
have created critical investigations presented in aesthetic terms through
word and image. Neither conventional academic text nor traditional work of
art, this hybrid research produces knowledge by combining rigorous analysis
with affective visual and written language. Such material appeals to the
mind and the senses, and operates on the premise that learning occurs most
powerfully when intellectual study incorporates noumenal and phenomenal
experience. Important examples of aesthetic critical inquiry include:
illustrated essays in Surrealist periodicals; Conceptual art that
interrogates theory; poetically written and creatively designed cultural
criticism; and digital projects that deliver information and ideas through
artful web design.

This series provides a forum for aesthetic critical inquiry through the
printed and digital book format and aims to defy developing categories for
interdisciplinary research. Interdisciplinarity is currently understood in
terms of hybrid subjects and/or methods within academic scholarship.
Aesthetic critical inquiry bridges academic scholarship and artistic
creation, and thereby fundamentally questions not only what we know, but
also how we know it. Because of this emphasis on interdisciplinarity, the
series will highlight collaborative endeavors between writers and artists.

The series will publish books and digital projects that explore and
reconfigure the following subjects:


Prospectus Guidelines
For complete submission guidelines, see

Your proposal should outline the rationale and projected audience for the
book or project and its relation to other books in the field; include the
book's table of contents or a chapter outline, the estimated length and the
timetable for completion, and the introduction or a sample chapter. Please
also send the c.v. of the author or editor.

Contact Information
Queries should be directed to Andrea Feeser, Associate Professor, Modern and
Contemporary Art History and Theory
Clemson University, 123 Lee Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-0509
Email inquiries should be directed to

Parlor Press is an independent publisher of scholarly and trade titles in
print and multimedia formats, including Acrobat eBook and Night Kitchen
(TK3). For additional submission information or to find out about Parlor
Press publications visit the website,, write to
Parlor Press, 816 Robinson St., West Lafayette, Indiana, 47906, or e-mail
David Blakesley <>. 765.746.0175.

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