CFP The Gaze - Issue 27, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts, 11 September, 2018

deadline for submissions: 
September 11, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts
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FORUM Call for Papers, Issue 27 (2018): The Gaze

Issue 27 of FORUM seeks contributions from a wide range of disciplines concerning the gaze, recognition, and identification. All aspects of culture and identity can be said to be subject to a form of the gaze - how does an art form interact with its audience? How does the presence of the gaze affect the ownership of a medium? How is the gaze redirected in subversive art? Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Visibility and readership of subjugated narratives

  • Digital humanities and contemporary audiences

  • The #metoo movement and the male gaze

  • Queer audiences and popular culture

  • The gaze and hierarchical structures

  • The male gaze in art and literature

  • The onlooker in visual art

  • Cinema audiences in the 21st century

  • The ‘selfie’ and social media viewership

  • Interactions of the audience with live performance

  • The gaze in canonical literature

  • The gaze and sexual identity

  • Historical perspectives on sight and reception

  • The mutual gaze

 

Papers must be between 3,000 – 5,000 words in length, formatted according to MLA guidelines.

FORUM is also considering academic book reviews (1,000 words) and multimedia or alternative presentations for publication.

Please e-mail your article, a short abstract, and your academic CV in separate, clearly labelled .doc(x) files to editors@forumjournal.org by 11 September, 2018. All eligible articles will be peer reviewed prior to publication. Only one submission per author per issue is permitted.