CFP: “Aesthetic War”, The Polish Journal of Aesthetics vol. 67 (4/2022)

Submission deadline: June 30, 2022

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The Polish Journal of Aesthetics

Call For Papers

“Aesthetic War”, 67 (4/2022)


  • Olga Lagutenko (National Academy of Fine Arts And Architecture, Ukraine)
  • Andrii Markovskyi (National Academy of Arts of Ukraine)
  • Adrian Mróz (The Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland)

Submission deadline: June 30, 2022

Kyle Chayka described the Russian invasion of Ukraine as the first “Tik Tok war,” in which “social media’s aesthetic norms are shaping how Ukrainians document the Russian invasion.” He asks, “Is it a new form of citizen war journalism or just an invitation to keep clicking?” Departing away from a war aesthetic such as propaganda, the notion of “aesthetic war” involves the marketing practices pioneered by Edward Bernays for peace-time propaganda, psychological operations promoting Abstract Expressionism and conducted by the C.I.A. during the Cold War, or as Bernard Stiegler argued, both a term that describes the appropriation of aesthetics as the theater and a weapon in an economic war.

The editors of this forthcoming volume of The Polish Journal of Aesthetics invite researchers to submit relevant articles replying to the question above within the domains of art and aesthetics, especially including analyses of Ukrainian artists and art practices. The main questions of this issue concern the role of art and aesthetics within the domain of their media and political conflicts and struggles. The volume focuses on how others exploit creative and fictive processes. This planned volume provides an opportunity for describing new modes of perception, artists, and media through in-depth reflections on and interpretations of modern culture.

We invite authors to reflect on relevant themes. They may include questions about military and economic wars and their aesthetics, the meaning or legitimacy of art in culture, art theory and practice, the role of artists, symbols and techniques, the category of “aesthetic war,” the art market and profitability, industrialization and media theory, censorship, acceptability, performance, entertainment, judgment, propaganda, and any other area that can be argued to be formative of feeling, emotion, or cognition. This list is not exhaustive, and other submissions relevant to the title Aesthetic War will also be considered.

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About the Journal

The Polish Journal of Aesthetics is a philosophical-aesthetic periodical, which has been quarterly published since 2001 by the Institute of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. The journal has a long editorial tradition and is affiliated with one of the oldest European universities, and at the same time, it is continuously growing through systematic development. The editors’ goal is to implement and maintain the highest international publishing standards and practices, resulting in eminently substantive articles and papers addressing essential and topical issues concerning artistic performances and activities. Each year, four volumes of the journal are published: two regular volumes and two thematic volumes, devoted to specific aesthetics and philosophy of art, prepared in cooperation with experts of a particular subject. Calls for Papers of thematic volumes are separately distributed.

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