Call for Papers No. 27, April 2022

The Editorial Board of AM Journal of Art and Media Studies is inviting all potential contributors to send their proposals for issue No.27/April 2022.

AM Journal is structured in four sections: Main Topic, Beyond the Main Topic, Artist Portfolio, and Book Reviews. Only the first section, which is also the central one, is predefined by the main topic of the issue.

The main topic of issue No.27/April 2021 is 

TRANS-TACTICAL IMPACTS: The transdisciplinary, transcultural, transnational, translinguistic, transmedia, and transindividual in contemporary humanities, politics, artistic and media practices

The new issue of the AM Journal of Art and Media Studies will be thematically dedicated to liminal, nomadic, transformative, porous, and dynamic experimental research practices in the fields of contemporary humanities, politics, art and media practices. We are interested in how traditional, modern, and contemporary concepts and discourses move between different disciplines, contexts, and possible worlds of philosophy, theory, writing, and artistic/media productions. At a time of crisis in global and local health, environment, economy, politics, and education, when the neoconservative and conservative demand is aimed at closing disciplines (into their 'parent' disciplines), cultures (favouring cultural homogeneity), nations (for the sake of ethnic/national homogeneity), languages (in favour of stable, standardised languages), knowledge (ontology, reontologization), communication (controlled and corrupt media), and individuality (pragmatic and self-sustaining utilitarian subjectivity), we want to start discussions about alternatives based on experimentation and searching for open, in other words, free forms of life, action, and exchange. We are looking for reasons, arguments, and challenges for experimentation in contemporary humanities, politics, arts, and, certainly, media practices. The goal is to find a foothold for an open kind of humanities and theoretical disciplines, as well as potentials for critical action, at a time when bare survival, the ideology of economic sustainability, the politics of education in skills, and technocratic fetishism have begun to suppress fundamental and risky experimental research in the humanities, politics, the arts, and media. This means that we face important issues related to the functional and dysfunctional, human and non/post-human, thinking and AI management, psychoanalysis and cognitivism, the ontological and epistemological, free and controlled, active and inactive, closed and open, alienated and de-alienated, emotional and affective, imperial and nomadic, ecological and urban, etc. Contemporary humanities, politics, arts, and media practices are faced, as always, with the important demand of pursuing self-reflection and self-criticism that may lead to catastrophic self-destruction or an experimental way out of the crisis. Of course, this always concerns the allegorical image of the relationship between catastrophe and progress, which was posited for us by Walter Benjamin in his discussion of Paul Klee's allegorical painting Angelus Novus and which remains relevant even today. In a completely different context, the choreographer Jerome Bell produced his dance piece Show Must Go On! The important question we need to test and re-examine is how to proceed, how to go further, how to get out of one context and enter into other/different contexts?

Please download Author Guidelines or see Author Guidelines and submit your proposal to:

Deadline for abstracts (Main Topic and Beyond the Main Topic): October 31, 2021.

Deadline for finalized full article contributions (Main Topic and Beyond the Main Topic): December 31, 2021.

Deadline for section Artist Portfolio: November 30, 2021.

Deadline for section Book Reviews: November 30, 2021.

You will be notified by 15 November, 2021 if your proposal has been accepted.


Looking forward to working with you,

Dr Miško Šuvaković, Editor-in-Chief