Jan Baetens

Prof. Jan Baetensat KU Leuven
Leuven,
Belgium
Focus area: Cultural Practices, Social Practice, Writing, Literature, Poetry

Jan Baetens (b. 1957) is Full Professor at the University of Leuven (Belgium), where he teaches the cultural studies program (www.culturelestudies.be).

He is the founding editor or coeditor of the literary journals conséquences (1983-1991), Formules (since 1997), FPC/Formes poétiques contemporaines (since 2002), the bilingual peer-reviewed academic e-journal Image (&) Narrative (since 1999: www.imageandnarrative.net) and the bilingual online art magazine PLACE ( https://www.place-plateforme.com/ ).

He is the (co)author and/or co(editor) of more than fifty volumes and special issues, among which:

The Graphic Novel. An Introduction (with Hugo Frey), New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

A voix haute. Poésie et lecture publique. Brussels: Les Impressions Nouvelles, 2016. English translation: Poetry Performed, Louisiana University at Lafayette Press, 2021

The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel, coedited with Hugo Frey and Steve Tabachnick. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

The Film Photonovel, Austin, TX: Texas University Press, 2019

Rebuilding Storyworlds, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2020,

 

For an overview of his academic production, see:

http://www.kuleuven.be/wieiswie/en/person/00004749

 

As a poet, he has published twenty books of poetry (all in French), some of them in collaboration with visual artists such as Olivier Deprez, Milan Chlumsky and Sébastien Conard. In 2007, he has been awarded the « Prix triannuel de poésie de la Communauté française de Belgique ».

For a full overview of his poetic production, see:

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Baetens

Journal Articles:
Leonardo Reviews

The Photoromance: A Feminist Reading of Popular Culture

December 2021
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Grammaire de Formes

December 2021
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Pourquoi Le Style Change-T-IL?

December 2021
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La Conversation Transatlantique: Les échanges Franco-Américains en Poésie Depuis 1968

October 2021

Les troubles du récit: pour une nouvelle approche des processus narratifs

August 2021

Peanuts minus Schulz: Distributed Labor as a Compositional Practice/Le travail distribué comme pratique organisationnelle

August 2021
Reviews

Des opérations d'écriture qui ne disent pas leur nom

June 2021
Reviews

Modernist Magazines and the Social Ideal

June 2021
Leonardo Reviews

Archives sonores de la poésie

April 2021
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En cas de malheur de Simenon à Autant-La ra (1956–1958). Essai de génétique scénaristique

April 2021
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Isherwood in Transit

April 2021
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A Forest of Symbols: Art, Science, and Truth in the Long Nineteenth Century

October 2020
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Sensations of History: Animation and New Media Art

October 2020
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Imagining Extinction: The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species

October 2017
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Illegal Literature: Toward a Disruptive Creativity

February 2017
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The New Typography by Jan Tschichold. Ruari McLean, trans. Introduction by Robin Kinross; foreword by Richard Hendel. Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press, 2006. 286 pp., illus. ISBN: 978-0-520-25012-3

February 2008
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Mapping the Moving Image: Gesture, Thought and Cinema circa 1900 by Pasi Väliaho. Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, NL, 2010. Film Culture in Transition series, 256 pp., illus. ISBN: 978-90-8964-141-0; ISBN: 978-90-8964-140-3

April 2011
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Diane Arbus's 1960s: Auguries of Experience by Frederick Gross. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, 2012, U.S.A., 248 pp. Trade, paper. ISBN-13: 978-0-8166-7011-6; ISBN-13: 978-0-8166-7012-3

February 2013
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Virtual Modernism: Writing and Technology in the Progressive Era

October 2014
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Barry Le Va: The Aesthetic Aftermath

June 2016
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From Light to Dark: Daylight, Illumination, and Gloom

June 2018
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Designing an Internet

April 2020
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The Material Image: Art and the Real in Film by Brigitte Peucker. Stanford University Press (Cultural Memory in the Present), Stanford, CA, U.S.A., 2007. 272 pp. Trade, paper. ISBN: 0-8047-5431-6; 0-8087-5430-6

February 2008
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Stance: Ideas about Emotion, Style, and Meaning for the Study of Expressive Culture by Harris M. Berger. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2010. xxi + 167 pp. ISBN-13: 9780819568779 (cloth), 978-0819568779 (paperback)

April 2011
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Under Blue Cup by Rosalind E. Krauss. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2011. 200 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-262-01613-1

April 2013
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The Art of Failure: An Essay on the Pain of Playing Video Games

October 2014
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Softimage: Towards a New Theory of the Digital Image

October 2016
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Plain Text: The Poetics of Computation

June 2018
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The Technology Fallacy: How People Are the Real Key to Digital Transformation

June 2020
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Pop Modernism: Noise and the Reinvention of the Everyday by Juan A. Suárez. University of Illinois Press, Chicago and Urbana, IL, 2007. 321 pp. Trade, paper. ISBN: 978-0-252-03150-2; ISBN: 978-0-252-07392-2

April 2008
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When the Lights Went Out: A History of Blackouts in America by David E. Nye. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2010. 304 pp., illus. ISBN-10: 0-262-01374-6; ISBN-13: 978-0-262-01374-1

February 2011
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High Society: Mind-Altering Drugs in History and Culture by Mike Jay. Thames and Hudson, London, U.K., 2012. 192 pp., illus. Paper. ISBN: 978-0-500-28910-5

April 2013
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Storytelling and the Sciences of Mind

October 2014
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Art and Science: Works from the Collection of the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga

October 2016
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So Famous and So Gay: The Fabulous Potency of Truman Capote and Gertrude Stein

October 2018
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Adaptation and Convergence of Media: “High” Culture Intermediality versus Popular Culture Intermediality

June 2020
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Collectivism after Modernism: The Art of Social Imagination after 1945 Edited by Blake Stimson and Gregory Sholette. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, 2007. 312 pages, illus. Trade, paper

June 2008
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Bring on the Books for Everybody: How Literary Culture Became Popular Culture by Jim Collins. Duke University Press, Durham, NC, U.S.A., 2010. 312 pp., illus. ISBN: 978-0-8223-4588-6; ISBN: 978-0-8223-4606-7

June 2011
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Cybertext Poetics: The Critical Landscape of New Media Literary Theory by Markku Eskelinen. Continuum Books, London, U.K. New York, U.S.A., 2012. 462 pp. Trade; paper. ISBN: 978-1-44-112438-8; ISBN: 978-1-44-110745-9

April 2013
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Conversations on Cognitive Cultural Studies: Literature, Language, and Aesthetics

February 2015
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Barnstorming the Prairies: How Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest

February 2017
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Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment

October 2018
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The Supermarket of the Visible: Toward a General Economy of Images

June 2020
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Neo-Baroque Aesthetics and Contemporary Entertainment

February 2005
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Cartographic Cinema by Tom Conley. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A., 2007. 264 pp. illus. Trade, paper. ISBN: 0-8166-4357-1; 0-8166-4356-3

June 2008
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Photo-texts: Contemporary French Writing of the Photographic Image by Andy Stafford. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, U.K., 2010. 246 pp., illus. ISBN: 978-1-8463-1052-2

June 2011
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The Camera as Historian: Amateur Photographers and Historical Imagination, 1885–1918 by Elizabeth Edwards. Duke University Press, Durham, NC, U.S.A., 2012. 344 pp., illus. Trade, paper. ISBN: 978-0-8223-5090-3; ISBN: 978-0-8223-5104-7

June 2013
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Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents

February 2015
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Never Alone, Except For Now: Art, Networks, Populations

February 2019
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Telematic Embrace. Visionary Theories of Art, Technology, and Consciousness by Roy Ascott. Edited by Edward A. Shanken. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A., 2003. 439 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 0-520-21803-5

April 2005

Podcasts

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Art critic and curator Annick Bureaud and curator and art historian Natalia Kolodzei discuss COSMOS and CHAOS in the context of their contributions to the February 2021 issue of Leonardo journal on Space Art, a special publication in English and Russian for the CYFEST-13 Media Art Festival. Jan Baetens reviews the new book Peanuts Minus Schultz by Ilan Manouach.

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EPISODE NOTES (click through for transcript and more)

Art critic and curator Annick Bureaud and curator and art historian Natalia Kolodzei discuss COSMOS and CHAOS in the context of their contributions to the February 2021 issue of Leonardo journal on Space Art, a special publication in English and Russian for the CYFEST-13 Media Art Festival. Jan Baetens reviews the new book Peanuts Minus Schultz by Ilan Manouach.