Call for Papers: Ekphrasis for ‘Word & Image’

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on July 10, 2011

As noted by Jon Lackman at The Art History Newsletter, Michèle Hannoosh and Catriona MacLeod are succeeding John Dixon Hunt as editors at Word & Image. Their editorial from the current issue (27:1) seems promising for the eighteenth century:

. . . All of us working in the area of word and image studies owe an enormous debt of gratitude to John Dixon Hunt for making Word & Image the journal of reference for all work in the relation between images and texts. As new editors, we aim to continue the formative role the journal plays in advancing the field of word and image studies in its latest developments. We would like to open up the field to new research in as many periods and approaches as possible. While maintaining our acknowledged strength in medieval and modern subjects, we encourage submissions in other periods such as antiquity, early modern, romanticism and the nineteenth century, and
contemporary; in Western and non-Western subjects; in philosophical and theoretical approaches to word and image; in book arts, photography, new media and virtuality; in translation and adaptation. On-line technologies now make it possible to include supplemental material and video images on our website, thus expanding the possibilities for illustration beyond the printed page. We envisage a series of critical assessments of key works in the history of word and image studies. We welcome ideas from our readers for other initiatives in which the journal could take the lead. In all things, we remain committed to publishing significant new research, methodologically rigorous and intellectually enlightening. We take this occasion to announce a special issue in honor of John Dixon
Hunt. The issue will focus on one of the most fundamental issues in the relations of word and image, one in which John Dixon Hunt has had a long interest: ekphrasis. Readers are invited to submit articles on any aspect of ekphrasis in theory or practice by 1 December 2011. . . .

The full editorial is available here»

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