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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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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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Aeroscopics: Media of the Bird’s-Eye View

April 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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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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Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science edited

June 2005
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Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2008. 316 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN 10: 0-262-11311-2; ISBN 13: 978-0-262-11311-3

October 2008
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Manhood Factories: YMCA Architecture and the Making of Modern Urban Culture by Paula Lupkin. Minnesota University Press, Minneapolis, 2010, 312 pp., illus. ISBN: 978-0-8166-4834-4; ISBN: 978-0-8166-4835-1

October 2011
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The Invention of Heterosexual Culture by Louis-Georges Tin. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2012. 208 pp. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-262-01770-1

October 2013
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Love Objects: Emotion, Design and Material Culture

April 2015
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Holograms: A Cultural History

April 2017
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List Cultures: Knowledge and Poetics from Mesopotamia to BuzzFeed

February 2019
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First Person: New Media as Story, Performance, and Game

October 2005
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Notes on the Underground, New Edition: An Essay on Technology, Society, and the Imagination by Rosalind Williams. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2008. 283 pp., illus. Paper. ISBN: 0-262-73190-8

February 2009
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Regards Croisés: Perspectives on Digital Literature edited by Sandy Baldwin and Philippe Bootz. West Virginia University Press, Morgantown, WV, U.S.A., 2010. 128 pp., illus. Paper, eBook. ISBN: 978-1-933202-47-1; ISBN: 978-1-933202-48-8

October 2011
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Borges and Memory: Encounters with the Human Brain by Rodrigo Quian Quiroga. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2012. 224 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-262-01821-0

October 2013
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Ethos and Narrative Interpretation: The Negotiation of Values in Fiction

June 2015
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American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street

April 2017
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Passwords: Philology, Security, Authentication

April 2019
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Shooting from the HIP: Photography, Masculinity, and Postwar America by Patricia Vettel-Becker. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis and London, 2005. 199 pp., illus. Paper. ISBN: 0-8166-4301-6.

October 2006
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Electric Animal: Toward a Rhetoric of Wildlife by Akira Mizuta Lippit. Minnesota University Press, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A., 2008. 296 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8166-3486-6

June 2009
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Celluloid Symphonies: Texts and Contexts in Film Music History edited by Julie Hubbert. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 2011. 508 pp. Trade, paper. ISBN: 978-0-520241-01-5; ISBN: 978-0-520241-022

April 2012
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Wartime Kiss: Visions of the Moment in the 1940s by Alexander Nemerov. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, U.S.A., 2012. 184 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-69-114578-5

February 2014
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Henri Lefebvre: Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment

June 2015
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When Movies Were Theater: Architecture Exhibition and the Evolution of American Film

June 2017
General Notes

A Note on “Demediation”: From Book Art to Transmedia Storytelling

June 2019
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Art, Time, and Technology by Charlie Gere. Berg, Oxford, U.K. 2006. 138 pp., illus. ISBN: 1-84520-135-2

February 2007
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Roy Ascott: The Syncretic Sense Curated by Paula Orrell. Plymouth Arts Centre, 4 April–24 May 2009.

October 2009

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.