eSharp Issue 16 - Politics and Aesthetics

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eSharp, University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow's journal eSharp invites papers for the forthcoming themed issue. For Issue 16, Politics & Aesthetics , we will welcome articles which engage with issues of the politics of (re)presentation, as well as those investigating the (re)presentation of politics. We encourage submissions from postgraduate students at any stage of their research and early career authors within one year of graduation.

Recent developments in international politics such as the UDD/Red Shirt Protests in Thailand, the Green Revolution in Iran, including the broadcast of the young woman Neda's death via YouTube, and the findings of the Saville Inquiry into the events of Bloody Sunday in Derry/Londonderry foreground issues of image and representation. As technology develops, the rise of political groups like Sweden's Pirate Party reveals the increasing importance of the relationship between aesthetics and politics.

In focussing its analysis on all aspects of the intersections of politics and aesthetics, this issue aims to address concerns relating to how representations are created, managed and disseminated, by whom and for whom.

Subjects may include, but are not limited to:

* Political/Artistic Histories
* The Avant-Garde and Politics
* Propaganda
* Minorities in Representation
* Politics in Drama
* Political Comedy
* Political Language/Politics of Translation
* Censorship
* Media Policy and Law
* Arts Policy and Law
* The Politics of Museum and Gallery Curation
* Economics and Aesthetics
* Copyright and anti-copyright campaigns
* Technology and the Internet
* (Trans)national Representational Practices
* Power and Image Hierarchies
* Peace and Conflict
* Body Language and Performance
* Sport, Politics and Aesthetics
* Intersections of Politics and Religion
* Politics of Educational Policy and Representation

Submissions to eSharp must be based on original research and should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words in length. These should be made in Word document or RTF format. Please ensure that you accompany your article with an abstract of 200 to 250 words and a list of three to five keywords to indicate the subject area of your article. A full list of guidelines and our style sheet is available here. Submissions and enquiries should be sent to The final deadline for submission of articles is 6 th September 2010.