Call for Papers & Artwork: Twice Upon A Time: Magic, Alchemy and the Transubstantiation of the Senses
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Call for Papers for Publication in Zētēsis 3
‘Twice Upon a Time: Magic, Alchemy and the Transubstantiation of the Senses’
Following the conference that took place at the end of June 2014, the Centre for Fine Art Research (CFAR) at the School of Art, Birmingham City University invites artist and scholars to submit work and papers for the next issue of the peer review journal Zētēsis published by CFAR and ARTicle Press, focusing on the themes of re-imaging magic and alchemy in the 21st century.
We welcome papers/performances/exhibition installations that respond to magical and alchemical practices, in all their forms; including but not limited to the origins of alchemy and its contemporary relevance in science, magical performance, illusion, automata, the sensory in artificial intelligence and radical thinking in relation to concepts of time. We invite artists, scientists and philosophers to explore again the threshold between these paradigms, dwelling on curiosity and the tradition of scientific questing. By re-visiting the alchemist’s vision, we are looking for a renegotiation of the very boundary that separates the shifting representational referents in the traditional image of magic; seeking a way to extend the concept of transformation of the same (metamorphosis), rather than re-defining a realm that is allegedly beyond rationality and linguistic articulation.
Papers should range between 3000 and 5000 words, and use Chicago style referencing. Please add an abstract of around 300 words, up to five keywords for tagging, and a short bio. If you wish to use images in your article and they are not your own, please make sure you have the express permission of the original image owner/creator.
Images for artworks should be high resolution (300dpi at full scale). Please include a short bio and a short description of the work for peer-review. If you wish to include a description of the work or artist statement for publishing alongside your work, it should be no longer than 500 words.
All papers, articles and artwork are subject to a blind peer-review by a member of our international peer-review and advisory board.
Please submit your papers/artwork to the editors of Zētēsis :
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