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
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
Leonardo Reviews

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

April 2021
Leonardo Reviews

Isherwood in Transit

April 2021
Leonardo Reviews

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

October 2020
Leonardo Reviews

Sensations of History: Animation and New Media Art

October 2020
Leonardo Reviews

Imagining Extinction: The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species

October 2017
Leonardo Reviews

Illegal Literature: Toward a Disruptive Creativity

February 2017
Leonardo Reviews

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
Leonardo Reviews

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
Leonardo Reviews

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
Leonardo Reviews

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
Leonardo Reviews
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
Leonardo Reviews

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
Leonardo Reviews

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
Leonardo Reviews

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
Reviews

Making Trouble: Surrealism and the Human Sciences

April 2018
Leonardo Reviews

Grammalepsy: Essays on Digital Language Art

February 2020
Leonardo Reviews

Wireless Writing in the Age of Marconi by Timothy C. Campbell. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A., 2006. 209 pp., illus. Trade, paper. ISBN: 0-8166-4441-1; 0-8166-4422-1

June 2007
General Note

Hypertext Revisited

October 2013
Leonardo Reviews

remixthebook by Mark Amerika. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A., 2011. 336 pp. Trade, paper. ISBN 978-0-8166-7614-9; ISBN 978-0-8166-7615-6

June 2012
Leonardo Reviews

The Heretical Archive: Digital Memory at the End of Film by Domietta Torlasco. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, 2013. 160 pp., illus. Trade, paper. ISBN: 978-0-8166-8109-9; ISBN: 978-0-8166-8110-5

June 2014
Leonardo Reviews

Reimagining Cinema: Film at Expo 67

April 2016
Reviews

Memory in Motion: Archives, Technology and the Social

April 2018
Leonardo Reviews

Electronic Literature

February 2020
Leonardo Reviews

Seeing High and Low: Representing Social Conflict in American Visual Culture edited by Patricia Johnston. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A., 2006. 317 pp., illus. Trade, paper. ISBN: 0-520-24187-8; ISBN: 0-520-24188-6

October 2007
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North of Empire: Essays on the Cultural Technologies of Space by Jody Berland. Duke Univ. Press, Durham, NC, U.S.A., 2009. 408 pp., illus. Paper. ISBN: 978-0822343066

April 2011
Leonardo Reviews

The Right to Look: A Counterhistory of Visuality by Nicholas Mirzoeff. Duke University Press, Durham, NC, U.S.A., 2011. 408 pp., illus. Hardcover, Paper. ISBN: 978-0-8223-4895-5; ISBN: 978-0822349181

February 2013
Leonardo Reviews

“Raw Data” Is an Oxymoron edited by Lisa Gitelman. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2013. 208 pp., illus. Paper. ISBN: 9780262518284

June 2014
Leonardo Reviews

The Poetics of Information Overload: From Gertrude Stein to Conceptual Writing

April 2016
Leonardo Reviews

For Folk’s Sake: Art and Economy in Twentieth- Century Nova Scotia

June 2018
Leonardo Reviews

Chromographia: American Literature and the Modernization of Color

April 2020
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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
Leonardo Reviews

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
Leonardo Reviews

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
Leonardo Reviews

Virtual Modernism: Writing and Technology in the Progressive Era

October 2014
Leonardo Reviews

Barry Le Va: The Aesthetic Aftermath

June 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.