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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:
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Saint Ghetto of the Loans: Grimoire

February 2024
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Modernité du livre: De nouvelles maisons d’édition pour de nouveaux lectorats

February 2024
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Post-Postmodernist Fiction and the Rise of Digital Epitexts

December 2023
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What Time Is It?: Stories about Painting, Shadows and the Sun

December 2023
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Robert Rauschenberg and Surrealism: Art, “Sensibility” and War

December 2023
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Literature’s Elsewheres: On the Necessity of Radical Literary Practices

October 2023
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Photographie Contemporaine et Anthropocène

October 2023
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The Unification of the Arts: A Framework for Understanding What the Arts Share and Why

October 2023
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Annotation

August 2023
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Contemporary Photography in France: Between Theory and Practice

August 2023
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The Phantom Scientist

August 2023
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Alain Robbe-Grillet: L’Aventure du Nouveau Roman

June 2023
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Arte Programmata: Freedom, Control, and the Computer in 1960s Italy

June 2023
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Scale Theory: A Nondisciplinary Inquiry

April 2023
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La bande dessinée en France à la Belle époque. 1880–1914

April 2023
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Deserted Devices and Wasted Fences: Everyday Technologies in Extreme Circumstances

February 2023
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The Topographic Imaginary: Attending to Place in Contemporary French Photography

February 2023
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Parallel Public: Experimental Art in Late East Germany

February 2023
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Re-Understanding Media: Feminist Extensions of Marshall Mcluhan

October 2022
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Albert Robida: De la Satire À L’Anticipation

October 2022
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Rereading Abstract Expressionism: Clement Greenberg and the Cold War

October 2022
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Brecha De Género en el Audiovisual Español (The Gender Gap in Spanish Audiovisual Production)

October 2022
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Malgré La Ligne Droite : L’Écriture Américaine de Josef Albers

June 2022
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Wikipedia and the Representation of Reality

June 2022
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Advertising and the Transformation of Screen Cultures

April 2022
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Gomes Casseres Y Su Banana Series (1907–1920): Imaginación Fotográfica en Postales de Costa Rica [Gomes Casseres and his Banana Series (1907–1920): The Photographic Imaginary of Costa Rica Postcards]

April 2022
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Aeroscopics: Media of the Bird’s-Eye View

April 2022
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Time, Media, and Visuality in Post-Revolutionary France

February 2022
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Magritte et les Philosophes [Magritte and the Philosophers]

February 2022
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Des Étoiles Nouvelles: Quand la Littérature Découvre le Monde

February 2022
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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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The Photoromance: A Feminist Reading of Popular Culture

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
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Des opérations d'écriture qui ne disent pas leur nom

June 2021
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Modernist Magazines and the Social Ideal

June 2021
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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 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

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.