Issue 6

Call for Essays

Art Style | Art & Culture International Magazine, an open access, biannual, and peerreviewed online magazine devoted to art and culture, invites the submission of extended essays.

#issue_6   Deadline: June 28, 2020. This issue is scheduled for publication in September 2020.

Special issue on postmodern age. Appearances of a contemporary phenomenon in design, fashion, architecture, film, and art.

Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, Jean Baudrillard, Jean-François Lyotard, and Jacques Derrida, as well as Susan Sontag, Judith Butler, and many other authors, have analyzed our culture and society and its phenomena in a new way. Therefore, they have introduced a concept of postmodernism that shakes the foundations of our understanding of society and ourselves. But almost nobody –except research– knows about its meaning. So this special issue aims to present their basic ideas and discuss the phenomena, not of verbal articulations, but of non-verbal images. In this way, we are asking for contributions of extended essays on art, media, and culture regarding a postmodern perspective. The following questions are intended to facilitate access to the task and its possible focus:

Which concepts discussed by postmodern philosophers can be identified in artistic media? Are there differences between the media concerning the same concept? Please give one or more examples.

What role do the artistic media play in preserving or deconstructing the “myths of everyday life” (Barthes)?

What methods are used to address the recipient effectively? In this context, can organizational forms be distinguished that aim at an unconscious or conscious address?

Are there differences between the self-understanding of the individual artistic media and, thus, the position they grant to the recipient? Are there any differences at all?

What is the relationship between the behavioral and action-relevant aspects of postmodernism and traditions in a philosophy that proposes epistemological and pleasurable approaches?

The main task of the special issue of the Art Style Magazine is, therefore, to discuss and clarify the conditions of postmodernism and its functional and effective modalities, as well as its individual and social consequences, either individually or comparatively, using examples from various artistic media. We seek contributions that take up the challenge of demonstrating the postmodern understanding of images of artistic media and their respective individual and normative effects, as well as their possible immersive and deconstructive operations.

Peer-Review Process

Essays submitted to Art Style Magazine are subject to strict peer review and published online as soon as the two external reviewers have approved them.

Author Guidelines

Language: American or British English

The extended essay should be submitted to

Please, use The Chicago Manual of Style system, in Microsoft Word format (.docx), with a word count of minimum 3,000 and maximum 5,500 (excluding figures, endnotes and references).

Required structure of the extended essay: title; abstract (300 words); introduction; body of the essay; conclusion; author biography; endnotes; references. 

Everything written should be proofread.  

Text body: Times New Roman 11 pt

Line spacing: 1.15

Quotations: more extended quotations should be single-spaced and separated from the text.

Figures: images are required – color or monochrome in RGB color mode. Please, set the resolution of images destined for web pages to 72dpi, and save images in .jpg or .png format only. Resolution: between 1500 and 2500 pixels wide. Don’t enlarge a small image to avoid pixelated images. The related images to incorporate into your paper should have permission from the image owner or use pictures in the public domain. You can choose royalty-free photos with a Creative Commons or similar license. Otherwise, you can create some images of your own. The editorial team will evaluate the images, and choose the most appropriate.

Author Biography: your full name, e-mail, recent position, and institution, and a short bio with no more than 150 words.

For more informationplease see The Chicago Manual of Style

License and Publishing Agreement

Authors are required to sign a License and Publishing Agreement, when an essay is accepted for publication, retaining copyright while allowing the Art Style Magazine to publish under the terms of that agreement. Authors of Art Style Magazine are invited to accept and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of Creative Commons.

Terms & Conditions

Publishing in Art Style Magazine is free of charge for anyone, there are no article processing charges or other publication fees. Art Style Magazine is independent and supports the Open Access Movement.

Art Style Magazine is following what is recommended in international guidelines of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities

This magazine is available under the Creative Commons license (CC BY; 4.0). All authors (have) permitted the publication under this license. There is no copyright transfer towards Art Style Magazine, the authors hold the copyright and publishing rights without restrictions.

The editors of Art Style Magazine cannot be held responsible for errors or any consequences arising from the use of information contained in essays published on the Art Style Maganize’s website. Authors agree to the terms and conditions and assure that their submissions are free of third parties’ rights.

The views and opinions expressed in the essays are those of the author and do not reflect the views of Art Style Magazine. The authors of Art Style Magazine’s essays are responsible for its content. Images from other sources should be fully acknowledged in the caption. The Art Style Magazine website provides links to third-party websites. However, the magazine is not responsible for the contents of those linked sites, nor for any link contained in the linked site content of external Internet sites.