Dada/Surrealism Special Journal Issue on 'Surrealism and Egypt'
“Wonderful Things” - Surrealism and Egypt
This special issue of Dada/Surrealism (http://ir.uiowa.edu/dadasur/) will mark the 90th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb by evaluating Egypt’s significant impact on surrealism.
This influence can be traced throughout surrealism’s diverse artistic productions. Desert landscapes, hieroglyphic inscriptions, sphinxes, pyramids and other Egyptian figures and symbols play significant roles in many surrealists’ works.
In turn, surrealism developed in Egypt through the Egyptian Georges Henein, who joined the movement in 1936 and whose establishment of the movement Art et liberté in 1937, together with Ramsès Younane, Fouad Kamel and Kamel el-Telmessany, marks the first beginning of surrealism in Egypt.
Please send a 250-word abstract, title and brief CV to the guest editors, Patricia Allmer firstname.lastname@example.org and Donna Roberts email@example.com, by October 16th 2011.
Essay deadline: February 13th 2012
Essay length: 6000-8000 words
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