The Journal of Visual & Critical Studies collects and celebrates some of the best undergraduate academic writing at OCAD University. Comprising exhibition and performance reviews, critical essays, and thesis abstracts, this anthology challenges the boundaries of art history and visual studies in order to produce innovative relationships between art, design, and academic at OCAD U and beyond.
We encourage students to submit work that they have written for courses and would feel proud to share. The Editorial Committee is seeking submissions from all current OCAD U students in the following formats:
Exhibition and Performance Reviews [250 to 500 words]
Reviews of exhibitions, performances or art-related events that happened after April 2019. We welcome reviews that are local, national, or international in scope.
Critical Essays [1000 to 2000 words]
We publish academic essays about art, design, and visual studies. We are open to a wide range of methods and analyses, including experimental writing on aesthetic experiences and interdisciplinary research. We accept excerpts from larger essays.
Submissions should be sent either as an email attachment, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Writing should be submitted as a Word Document (.doc or .docx). Chicago style citations are encouraged!
In your submission email please provide a 1 to 2 sentence biography that includes your name, your program, the year of your program, and a few details about your research interests and/or studio practice.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
To learn more about the JVCS and to read past volumes, please visit visualcriticalstudies.tumblr.com.
This project supported by Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies and OCAD Student Union.
ABOUT JOURNAL OF VISUAL & CRITICAL STUDIES:
The Journal of Visual & Critical Studies collects and celebrates some of the best undergraduate academic writing at OCAD University. Comprising critical essays, exhibition reviews, artist portfolios, creative non-fiction, and thesis abstracts from students across all disciplines, this annual publication reflects the unique approaches to art history and visual culture that are being undertaken here. We value and emphasize interdisciplinary research methods and modes of thinking to provide diverse perspectives. The JVCS welcomes new editorial committee members every year, offering students the opportunity to help sustain the publication through peer-to-peer education about the publishing process.
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