Dandelion Journal – Call for Submissions: Deadline 4th September 2015


Special Issue: The Artist Identity, Dandelion Journal Vol. 5, No. 3 (2015)

The Dandelion editors seek submissions on the theme of ARTIST IDENTITY for their forthcoming issue.

A question as simple as asking ‘what is an artist?’ can result in a labyrinth of references, extend to related fields, and lead to contrasting interpretations. This reaffirms the idea that the artist identity is a variable, evolving and adapting representation of the artist’s self. In the symposium that inspired this special issue our speakers added a range of perspectives on the ways in which the artist identity is created, nurtured, sustained and challenged. They also indicated a need for further investigation of these central themes and a platform for the exchange of these ideas.

This special issue aims at encouraging further debate and invites submissions which engage with questions of artist identity in arts policy and management, art history, art practice, sociology and marketing, as well as considerations of the notion of ‘the artist’ in public discourse. We propose that the platform provided by this special issue on the artist identity can help to both explain it, as a concept, and also explore its power to provoke certain sociological responses.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Art education
  • Artistic labour
  • The studio, in whatever shape or form
  • Myth, stereotypes and ready-made narratives
  • Career development and the self
  • The work of art
  • Personal identity
  • Artistic identity crisis

We welcome short articles of 3000-5000 words, long articles of 5000-8000 words and critical reviews of books/ films/ exhibitions/ shows. We also strongly encourage submissions of artwork including visual art; creative writing; podcasts and video footage (up to 10 mins), accompanied by a 300-500 word summary/description/analysis.

We would be happy to discuss ideas for submissions with interested authors prior to the submissions deadline.

We welcome submissions from doctoral students, early career researchers, established academics and independent practitioners, working chiefly within the arts and humanities.

PLEASE EMAIL SUBMISSIONS BY 4 SEPTEMBER 2015 to the editors: mail@dandelionjournal.org or submit through the Dandelion website.

Please include a 50-word author biography and a 200-300-word abstract alongside your submission. All referencing and style is required in full MHRA format as a condition of publication and submitted articles should be academically rigorous and ready for immediate publication. Complete instructions for submissions can be found at www.dandelionjournal.org under ‘About’.

The journal is also seeking EDITORS to join the Dandelion Journal Editorial Team. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity please email us at mail@dandelionjournal.org.

Dandelion is an online postgraduate journal affiliated with the Birkbeck
School of Arts, and is supported by Roberts Funding and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Dandelion aims to bring together a diversity of works from researchers in the arts, to offer collaborative research and training possibilities, and to promote an independent, cross-institutional space for creative professional development.

We are in the process of compiling the following ‘scoop-it’ page to tie together all the various recordings, blogs and links that emerged from the symposium, which may be of interest to those who didn’t attend the event, or to those who wish to refresh their memories of it: http://www.scoop.it/t/artist-identity

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