La revista Eikón Imago hace una llamada a la participación para su próximo número. La publicación cuenta con una sección miscelánea y otra monográfica, dedicada en este volumen a las representaciones de la muerte en la cultura visual. Hasta el 15 de octubre de 2020.

Shirin Neshat, Nuestra casa esté en llamas (2013). Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha.

Our scientific journal Eikón / Imago, edited by the CAPIRE research team at the Complutense University of Madrid, is already working on the next issue. It is an annual academic publication whose research interest focuses on iconography and visual culture, from a thematic scope that encompasses the forms and meanings of the images of any era, culture or country, as well as any thematic, typological or disciplinary variant: religious, mythological, political, musical, fantastic, animalistic and other.

Each issue of Eikón / Imago Magazine consists of three sections/
– Miscellany: related to any aspect of the general thematic coverage of the Journal (free peer review articles).
– Monographic: the topic changes every year. This year 2021 it is: Eternal Sadness: Representations of Death in Visual Culture from Antiquity to the Present Time (ed. by Luis Vives-Ferrándiz Sánchez)
– Reviews and Chronicles of new books, exhibitions, and conferences.

Call For Paper Eikon Imago 2021
Eternal Sadness: Representations of Death in Visual Culture from Antiquity to the Present Time
Luis Vives-Ferrándiz Sánchez, ed.

The idea of ​​death has been present, since its inception, in visual culture and in the art of different times and spaces. The awareness of the end and the expiration of life have led to reflections of the human being on death and the meaning of existence that have been reflected in images of various forms and materials. The relationships between death and the image have been very fruitful throughout history and have been concretized in themes, ideas, and notions that unfold in the different possibilities of visual culture from Antiquity to the contemporary world. From the representations and personifications of this to the reflections on the passage of time and the fleetingness of the life of the thought of the vanitas, death is a subject treated from different perspectives and sensibilities in the culture that has even been introduced on the web 2.0 and the internet. The purpose of this call for papers is therefore to study the representations of death in visual culture from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The main topics of interest for this monograph, without being exclusive, are the following:
● The image of Death: personification and allegory.
● Iconographic types of Death.
● Tombs and funerary spaces: the image of death and architecture.
● The last portrait: from the funeral mask to post-mortem photography.
● Vanities and disappointments: images about the passage of time and the disappointment of the world.
● Image and feeling: representations of absence and melancholy in visual culture.
● Death at 24fps: death and cinema.
● Death 2.0: death, digital image, internet, and web 2.0.
● Historiography of studies on death.

We are accepting article proposals for the monographic and miscellaneous sections before October 15th, 2020.
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