[artinfo] Inaugural issue of Flusser Studies

Anke Finger anke.finger at uconn.edu
Thu Dec 8 17:15:07 CET 2005

I am delighted to inform you about the posting of the inaugural issue of
Flusser Studies

Please visit http://www.flusserstudies.net

About flusserstudies.net

Flusser Studies is an international e-journal for academic research
dedicated to the thought of Vilem Flusser (1920-1991). In addition to
publishing articles about Flusser92s work, the journal seeks to promote
scholarship on different aspects of specifically interdisciplinary and
multilingual approaches Flusser himself developed in the course of his
career as a writer and philosopher. These approaches range from
Communication Theory to Translation Studies, Cultural Anthropology to the
New Media.

Flusser wrote his texts in different languages, translating himself over
and over again, moving from English, to Portuguese, German, French and
back again. Similarly he worked by juxtaposing and contaminating
different discourses: philosophy, anthropology, communication theory, art
and design, zoology to mention only a few.

Among his most original contributions in this context are his
philosophical fictions - above all Vampyroteuthis infernalis - scientific
fables on the borderline of literature, science and philosophy.

Flusser Studies is published twice a year. Publication languages include
English, German, French, Brazilian and Czech. Some editions will be
dedicated to a specific area of research.


A note from a the editor:

Flusser Studies is a new online journal that seeks to support research on
and with the theories and works of Vilem Flusser (more information on the
philosopher, writer, cultural historian VF on the site itself).

I co-founded the journal with Rainer Guldin (Universita della Svizzera
Italiana, Lugano) and am serving as associate editor, and I would be most
grateful if you could send the link to those friends and colleagues of
yours who might be interested in reading or contributing to the journal.
The next issue, due in May, will publish general submissions, but the
November 2006 issue will focus on Flusser and Brazil, and the May 2007
issue will focus on Flusser and the Czech Republic.

I am happy to answer any questions you may have, of course.

Thank you and with best wishes,

Anke Finger

Assistant Professor, German Studies
Interim Director, Graduate Studies in German
Director, Language Program in German Studies
Associate Editor, Flusser Studies (www.flusserstudies.net)
Modern and Classical Languages
University of Connecticut
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