2nd Global Conference
Visual Literacies: Exploring Critical Issues
Monday 30th June - Thursday 3rd July 2008
Mansfield College, Oxford
Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding visual literacy in regard to theory and praxis. Perspectives are sought from those engaged in the fields of education, visual arts, fine arts, literature, philosophy, psychology, critical theory and theology. These disciplines are indicative only as papers are welcomed from any area, profession and vocation in which visual literacy plays a part.
Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;
* the concept and tools of visual literacy
* pre-school children and visual literacy
* visual literacy and cultural identity
* interpreting elements and examples of visual literacy
* visual literacy as therapy
* the liminal elements and facets of visual literacy
* social and cultural reactions to visual literacy
* visual literacy in literature
* visual literacy in television and film
* visual literacy and the media
* visual literacy as a social semiotic
* teaching visual literacy
* visual literacy as deformed discourse
* theology and visual literacy – use and/or abuse
* teleology and visual literacy
* the history of visual literacy
The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 1st February 2008. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 6th June 2008.
300 word abstracts should be submitted to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order:
a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract
We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.
Joint Organising Chairs
Dr Phil Fitzsimmons
Faculty of Education
University of Woollongong
Dr Rob Fisher
Priory House, Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR
All papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers will be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume.
The conference is sponsored by Inter-Disciplinary.Net as part of the 'Critical Issues' programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.
For further details about the project please visit:
Fir further details about the conference please visit:
Dr Rob Fisher
Priory House, Wroslyn Road, Freeland, Oxfordshire. OX29 8HR.
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