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  • ReImaging Breasts
    Vol. 11 No. 1 (2020)

    Erotic. Maternal. Cultural. Symbolic. Medical.
    What are breasts? How are they imagined? And who gets to decide?
    Let’s open up the discussion.
    This special open access journal issue on Reimaging Breasts, focuses on visual representations in order to unsettle conventional ideas about breasts, which are often conceived in medicalized, objectified, sexualized, maternal, colonial and heteronormative terms. It will explore resistant and subversive voices and images where breasts are not just biological body parts, but where their presence or absence can disrupt medical, social, cultural, political and/or economic norms and practices.

  • Open Issue
    Vol. 10 No. 2 (2019)

  • Alexandra Halkias, Question Mark in Reverse

    Critical Relationality | L’autochtone et queer au-delà de la nature et du sexe coloniaux
    Vol. 10 No. 1 (2019)

    This special issue contains articles that document, provoke, or imagine relations between humans, and between humans and nonhumans that go beyond and trouble normative categories of “nature,” “sex,” and “love.” These manifest, for example, in hierarchical, anthropocentric, hetero- and homonormative, monogamous, marriage-centric and other settler-colonial forms of kin, kind, and relating. Ideas of what is natural are always paramount in settler invocations of what are considered the right ways to relate. Our focus on indigenous (“traditional” and/or “resurgent”), queer, and other consciously critical forms of relating takes inspiration from innovative work within the potentially articulated fields of indigenous studies; feminist, queer, and trans theory; disability and crip studies; critical race studies; science studies; and performance studies. We are looking for submissions in which scholars, artists, and other thinkers interrogate normative, especially state-sanctioned forms of relating.

     

  • Fashion Cultures and Media

    Fashion Cultures and Media – Canadian Perspectives | Cultures et médias de la mode – Perspectives canadiennes
    Vol. 9 No. 2 (2018)

    This special issue on Fashion Cultures and Media profiles interdisciplinary research and artistic output by the Canadian Fashion Scholars Network. Founded in 2014, this association gathers Canadian scholars, fashion artists, designers, and other fashion professionals. The Network’s annual symposia has taken place in Montreal (McCord Museum, 2014), Vancouver (Museum of Vancouver, 2015), and Toronto (Bata Shoe Museum, 2016). This issue includes sections on “Consuming Canada,” “Fashion Culture,” and “Fashion Media,” as well as two critical introductions by the co-editors. As the scholarly and artistic contributions to this volume demonstrate, fashion media and fashion cultures are inextricably linked. Critical studies of fashion media and fashion cultures are still largely under-represented in Canadian Fashion Studies. Analyzing fashion cultures requires interdisciplinary and comparative approaches and methodologies. It presupposes an understanding of fashion and of culture as complex frameworks of cultural analysis that can be multifaceted and contradictory, and often challenge disciplinary training as feminists, historians, theorists, literary and media critics and scholars. The contributions to Fashion Cultures and Media – Canadian Perspectives aim to celebrate, promote, and strengthen these interdisciplinary collaborations in Canada.

  • Still from All the President's Men

    The Mise-en-scène of a Decade: Visualizing the 70s | La mise en scène d’une décennie : visualiser les années 1970
    Vol. 9 No. 1 (2018)

    This special issue features contributions invested in exploring the intersections between the 1970s and its many visual afterlives and echoes. Our desire to re-think the recent past occurs in a present-day context in which it is increasingly difficult, yet necessary, to imagine alternative futures. But instead of abandoning the past (and its afterlives) as mere fantasia or the prerogative of reminiscence, perhaps a productive route forward could be found by describing the past in more precise ways and in reflecting on the desires it continues to provoke in us, expanding its inventory of images, with an eye to what such an expansion can teach us about the limits of the present itself. Here we are guided by the relationship to the past explored by both Benjamin and Adorno, figures who mine historical forms not in the mode of a merely psychological nostalgia or as a way of avoiding the present, but as the dynamic site of collectively repressed dreams and possibilities. Contributions engage the decade as residue and reproduction, as a material form that extends to us from the period, as a symbolic act rooted in the present which seeks to give life to a time now vanished or changed, or artistic attempts to name, critique, or perform the decade in some way. In the spirit of developing fresh visual constellations we are looking for a mise-en-scène that allows us to see the 1970s more clearly in its hold on, and relation to, the present.
  • Imaginations 8.2 Location and Dislocation

    Location and Dislocation: Global Geographies of Digital Data
    Vol. 8 No. 2 (2017)

    Guest Editors: Alix Johnson and Mél Hogan

  • The Visuality of Scenes

    The Visuality of Scenes
    Vol. 7 No. 2 (2016)

  • NORTH BY NORTHWEST

    North by West
    Vol. 7 No. 1 (2016)

  • Caribbean Cinema Now

    Caribbean Cinema Now
    Vol. 6 No. 2 (2015)

  • Scandals of Horror
    Vol. 4 No. 1 (2013)

  • Sighting Oil
    Vol. 3 No. 2 (2012)

  • CRYPT STUDIES

    Special Issue: Crypt Studies
    Vol. 2 No. 1 (2011)

    The articles in this issue track the transmission of the crypt from a number of literary, cultural, medial, and psychoanalytic angles, augmented by cryptonymic visions of artists at the Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe.

  • Inaugural
    Vol. 1 No. 1 (2010)