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Visual Literacies

3rd Global Conference
Visual Literacies: Exploring Critical Issues

Tuesday 14th July - Thursday 16th July 2009
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 ˆ 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 6th
February 2009. If your paper is accepted for
presentation at the conference, an 8 page draft
paper should be submitted by Friday 5th June 2009.

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 Woollongong

Dr Rob Fisher
Priory House, Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR
United Kingdom

The conference is part of the 'Critical Issues'
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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Sponsored by: Inter-Disciplinary.Net

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