CFP: Visual Literacies (UK) (3/9/07; 7/3/07-7/5/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher

1st Global Conference
Visual Literacies: Exploring Critical Issues

Tuesday 3rd July - Thursday 5th July 2007
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 – 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. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 9th
March 2007. If selected for presentation, 8 page draft conference
papers should be submitted by Friday 8th June 2007.

Papers should be submitted to the Joint Organising Chairs: these
should be sent as an email attachment in Word or WordPerfect;
abstracts can also be submitted in the body of the email text rather
than as an attachment. Papers will be blind peer reviewed.
Joint Organising Chairs

Dr Phil Fitzsimmons
Faculty of Education
University of Wollongong

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

All papers accepted for and presented at the conference will be
published in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers accepted for and presented
at the conference will be published in a themed hard copy volume.
Three themed volumes are in print and/or in press from previous
meetings of the project.

The conference is sponsored by Inter-Disciplinary.Net as part of the
'Critical Issues' programme of research projects. It aims to bring
together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and
explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.

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