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CFP: “Politics and Art. Exploring the Intersection of Aesthetics and Political Economy”, 67 (4/2022)

Submission deadline: January 31, 2023; Editor: Adrian Mróz (The Jagiellonian University in Krakow, PL)

The intersection of aesthetics and politics is a complex and multifaceted field of study. From the use of art as propaganda to the exploitation of creative processes for political ends, the ways in which aesthetics and politics intersect are numerous and varied.

In this forthcoming volume of The Polish Journal of Aesthetics, we invite researchers to submit articles that explore the relationship between aesthetics and political economy. We are particularly interested in analyses of political conflicts, artists and art practices, and their relationship to economic systems and structures. However, we welcome submissions from all areas of art and aesthetics that relate to this theme. Some potential topics for articles include:

  • The role of art in times of war and conflict and its effects on economic systems
  • The exploitation of aesthetic norms in political marketing and its economic impact
  • The use of art as propaganda and its effects on political and economic ideologies
  • The relationship between the art market and profitability, and its influence on political economy
  • The impact of industrialization on aesthetic practices and the economic structures supporting them
  • The role of censorship in shaping aesthetic norms and its effects on political and economic power dynamics
  • The intersection of performance, entertainment, and politics, and its relationship to economic systems
  • The role of artists in political movements and struggles and their impact on economic structures
  • The use of symbols and techniques in political messaging and their relationship to economic ideologies
  • The question of acceptability in art and politics, and its effects on political economy

This list is by no means exhaustive, and we welcome submissions on any topic that relates to the intersection of aesthetics and political economy.

We are particularly interested in articles that address gaps in current knowledge and highlight areas in need of further research, such as:

  • The effects of social media on the relationship between aesthetics and political economy
  • The role of art in political activism and social movements, and its relationship to economic structures and systems
  • The influence of globalization on political aesthetics and its effects on political economy
  • The intersection of aesthetics and politics in mass media and popular culture, and its relationship to economic systems
  • The relationship between aesthetics and political economy in non-Western cultures and contexts

Researchers from all backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged to submit their work. 

Extended submission deadline: January 31, 2023.

We would like to kindly ask all authors to familiarize themselves with our guidelines, available under “For Authors”. and to double-check the completeness of each article (including an abstract, keywords, a bibliography, and a note on the author) before submission. Only completed papers should be submitted using the submissions page, which can be found here.

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