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Visual Literacies: Exploring Critical Issues

4th Global Conference

Visual Literacies: Exploring Critical Issues

Wednesday 7th July 2010 - Friday 9th July 2010

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


* social and cultural reactions to visual


* 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 15th

January 2010. If your paper is accepted for

presentation at the conference, an 8 page draft

paper should be submitted by Friday 28th May 2010.

300 word abstracts should be submitted to both

Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word,

WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order:

author(s), affiliation, email address, title of

abstract, 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 Wollongong


Email: philfitz@uow.edu.au

Dr Rob Fisher


Priory House, Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR

United Kingdom

Email: vl4@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'At the Interface'

series of research projects run by ID.Net. It aims

to bring together people from different

areas and interests to share ideas and explore

various discussions which are innovative and

challenging. All papers accepted for and presented

at this conference will be eligible for

publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may

be invited to go forward for development into

20-25 page chapters for publication in a themed

dialogic ISBN hard copy volume.

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