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Call for Papers

Contributions in English, German, French, Portuguese, Czech, Spanish and Italian should be submitted to rainer [dot] guldin [at] usi [dot] ch

All papers are thoroughly double-blind peer-reviewed for originality, soundness, significance and relevance. Authors will be notified of the status of their papers within three months of submission. The journal publishes papers up to 8500 words, as well as shorter texts up to 3000 (event reports, reviews of books, comments on papers etc.).

Flusser Studies is aimed at a reading audience already familiar with the general outline of Flusser’s philosophy as well as with the essentials of his biography. General introductory references to the life and work of Vilém Flusser should, therefore, be avoided.

Flusser Studies is published twice a year (May and November).


Special issue on Merano - November 2019 / FS 28

For the first three years after his return to Europe in 1972, Vilém Flusser used to spend the fall and the winter in the town of Merano in South Tyrol, northern Italy, where he retired to read and write. In spring and summer, he was on the road again holding speeches in symposia (mostly in France) and traveling through Europe. In Merano, Flusser made friends with the artists Matthias Schönweger and Gina Thusek and with Bernardino Bagolini who was working in the field of prehistoric archaeology. He also published in local journals and newspapers. Flusser Studies dedicates a special issue to this part of Flusser’s life and work that has received little attention so far.

Guest editor is Markus Neuwirth (Markus [dot] Neuwirth [at] uibk [dot] ac [dot] at ).The deadline for submissions for the issue is September 15, 2019.


Clouds, Swarms and Pixels – May 2020 / FS 29

„In the course of the modern era, numerical thinking has penetrated more and more deeply into things but instead of reaching the ground it has dissolved things into wafts of mist that float in nothingness. But this is not the essential moment yet. While bending over things [the subject] has [also] dissolved itself … This uncanny process is generally termed euphemistically ‘Enlightenment’ confusing fog with clarity.“ Vilém Flusser, Vom Subjekt zum Projekt.

The focus of the May 2020 issue of Flusser Studies is on a central metaphorical cluster in Vilém Flusser’s work that reaches back to his early interest in Buddhism, relates to his constructivist view of the world and his notion of nothingness, as well as to his translation and communication theory, the possibilities of new information technologies and the way they transform our vision of the world.

The deadline for submissions for the issue is March 15, 2020. I look forward to hearing from and working with you. Please let me know if you are interested in contributing and if you have any questions (guldinr [at] usi [dot] ch).

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