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

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

August 2021
Leonardo Reviews

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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Isherwood in Transit

April 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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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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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
Leonardo Reviews

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
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The Secret War between Downloading and Uploading: Tales of the Computer as Culture Machine by Peter Lunenfeld. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2011. 144 pp. Trade. ISBN-13: 978-0-262-01547-9

April 2012
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Mute Poetry, Speaking Pictures by Leonard Barkan. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, U.S.A., 2012. 216 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-69-114183-1

February 2014
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Poetic Language: Theory and Practice from the Renaissance to the Present

June 2015
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Rogue Archives: Digital Cultural Memory and Media Fandom

October 2017
Reviews

Cognitive Gadgets: The Cultural Evolution of Thinking

June 2019
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Shadows, Specters, Shards: Making History in Avant-Garde Film by Jeffrey Skoller. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A., 2005. 232 pp. Trade, paper. ISBN: 0-8164231-1; 0-8164231-X

February 2007
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TV by Design: Modern Art and the Rise of Network Television by Lynn Spigel. University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, 2009. 402 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-226-76968-4

February 2010
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The Horizon: A History of Our Infinite Longing by Didier Maleuvre. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A., 2011. 392 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 9780520267435

April 2012
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Illusions in Motion: Media Archaeology of the Moving Panorama and Related Spectacles by Erkki Huhtamo. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2013. 456 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-26-201851-7

February 2014
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Art, Science, and Cultural Understanding

June 2015
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Rogue Archives: Digital Cultural Memory and Media Fandom

October 2017
Reviews

Traversals: The Use of Preservation for Early Electronic Writing

June 2019
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The Aesthetics of Disengagement: Contemporary Art and Depression by Christine Ross. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A., 2006. 244 pp., illus. Trade, paper. ISBN: 0-8166-4538-8; ISBN: 0-8166-4539-6

April 2007
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Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connections to Trees by Nalini M. Nadkarni. University of California Press, U.S.A., 2009. 336 pp., illus. Hardcover, paper. ISBN: 978-0-5202-4856-4; 978-0-5202-6165-5

April 2010
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Air edited by John Knechtel. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A, 2010. Alphabet City Media Books Series. 320 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN-10: 0-262-01466-1

February 2012
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The Horror Sensorium: Media and the Senses by Angela Ndalianis. Jefferson, NC, U.S.A., and London, U.K.: Macfarland, U.K., 2012. 223 pp., illus. Print (softcover) ISBN: 978-0-7864-6127-1. E-book ISBN: 978-0-7864-9043-1

April 2014
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Modernism and Its Merchandise: The Spanish Avant-Garde and Material Culture, 1920–1930

October 2015
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Digital Renaissance: What Data and Economics Tell Us about the Future of Popular Culture

October 2019
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April 2007
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Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, U.S.A., 2009. 256 pp. Trade, e-book. ISBN: 978-1-4008-3128-9

October 2010
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The Filming of Modern Life: European Avant-Garde Film of the 1920s by Malcolm Turvey. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2011. 170 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-262-01518-9

February 2012
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Creativity and Academic Activism: Instituting Cultural Studies edited by Meaghan Morris and Mette Hjort. Duke University Press, Durham, NC, U.S.A., 2012. 297 pp. Trade, paper. ISBN: 978-1-9326-4320-6; ISBN: 978-1-9326-4302-2

April 2014
Leonardo Reviews

Digital Shift: The Cultural Logic of Punctuation

February 2016
Reviews

Curated Decay: Heritage Beyond Saving

February 2018
Leonardo Reviews

Diva Nation: Female Icons from Japanese Cultural Culture

October 2019
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New Media Poetics: Contexts, Technotexts, and Theories edited by Adalaide Morris and Thomas Swiss. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., and London, U.K., 2006. 416 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 0-262-13463-2

June 2007
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The Speed Handbook: Velocity, Pleasure, Modernism by Enda Duffy. Duke University Press, Chapel Hill, NC, U.S.A., 2009. 320 pp., illus. Trade, paper. ISBN13: 978-0-8223-4430-8; 978-0-8223-4442-1

October 2010
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The Deaths of the Author: Reading and Writing in Time by Jane Gallop. Duke University Press, Durham, NC, U.S.A., 2011. 184 pp. Trade, paper. ISBN: 978-0-8223-5063-7; ISBN: 978-0-8223-5081-1

June 2012
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Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century: A Surrealist History by Derek Sayer. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, U.S.A., 2013. 656 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-6910-4380-7

April 2014
Leonardo Reviews

World Projects: Global Information before World War I

February 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.