[artinfo] CFP: Adaptation, Manipulation, Quotation in the Digital Age

Andreas Broeckmann broeckmann at leuphana.de
Fri Sep 13 15:39:24 CEST 2013

from: Horea Avram <avramgarde at gmail.com>
date: Sep 13, 2013
subject: CFP: Adaptation, Manipulation, Quotation in the Digital Age

Deadline: Sep 30, 2013

Call For Papers

EKPHRASIS. Images, Cinema, Theatre, Media
Vol. 2 (10)/2013
Recycling Images: Adaptation, Manipulation, Quotation in the Digital Age

Having long played an essential role in the 
development of art, media and culture, recycling 
has emerged also as a field of theoretical 
explorations. The idea of recycling is understood 
here in a wider sense, as a production means and 
critical thinking tool, as an instrument for 
approaching and reclaiming-equally with deference 
and irreverence-the established cultural models.

Adaptation, remix, manipulation, remediation, 
quotation, serialism, appropriationism, 
simulations, mash-up, cut-and-paste, or simply 
copy-paste are different manifestations of the 
same idea of recycling and are all part of what 
was called the "Re- culture". Such diversity 
proves that recycling-as a concept and as a 
means-is not linked to a specific artistic trend, 
media, technique or time period.

The main consequence of the practice of freely 
borrowing and recirculating sources is the 
undermining of established values such as 
originality, uniqueness, authorship and 
copyright. So, instead of narcissism and hermetic 
construct, recycling relies on networking and 
borrowing, on adaptation, free reference and 
intertextual commentary. In this process, both 
the sources recycled and the resulting products 
are seen not as terminals, but as networked 
nodes, as open narratives ready to be 
incorporated and reinterpreted in a new, 
recyclable discourse.

Ekphrasis is seeking papers that address the 
theme of recycling in the larger context of the 
digital age. How notions such as adaptation, 
manipulation, quotation are mobilized by artists 
and scholars nowadays? Does the act of recycling 
images have been altered as a result of the 
recent developments of new media technologies? 
What role the new recycling methods play in 
cinema, visual arts, literature and mass media? 
What are the goals, expectations, means and 
limitations of recycling images in the digital 
age? Is recycling a possible catalyst for the 
emergence of new technologies and mediums? How 
recycling images acted upon the development of 
new audiences?

Topics may include, but are not restricted to:

-Adaptation and quotation in film, art, literature and mass media
-Medium revisited and residual media
-Remediation and accessibility
-Valuable, available, tactical cultural models
-Recycling as a locus of cultural exchange
-Mix, remix, mashup
-The use of found footage and their artistic impact
-Ownership, accountability, copyright
-Empathy, epigonism, fake 
-Cross-disciplinary/inter-disciplinary recycling 
-Originality, postmodern relativism and new forms of recycling
-Transfer between high and low cultures
-Appropriation and (media) manipulation
-Strategies, patterns and platforms of recycling
-Global, local and cross cultural fertilizations
-Nostalgia and the memory of images
-Recycling and cultural institutions: cinema, museum, archive
-Retro chic
-Piracy, activism, hacktivism -Oldies but goldies

Guest editors: Horea Avram and Claudiu Turcu?

Abstracts of up to 300 words are due by September 30th 2013.

Final submission is due November 20th 2013.
The articles should be written in English or 
French (for English, please use the MLA citation 
style and documenting sources).

For the final essay, the word limit is 5000-8000 
words of text (including references). Please 
include a summary and key-words
The articles should be original material not 
published in any other media before.
Graduate students are particularly encouraged to submit papers.

Please send all correspondence to 
horea.avram at gmail.com and turcus_claudiu at yahoo.com

Ekphrasis is a peer-reviewed academic journal, 
edited by the Faculty of Theatre and Television, 
"Babes-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

For more information and submission guidelines, please visit:

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: Adaptation, Manipulation, Quotation in the 
Digital Age. In: H-ArtHist, Sep 13, 2013. 


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