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Spring Seminar  2023 : Spring Seminar 2023 · Montage


When May 10, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Where Porto, Portugal
Submission Deadline Feb 28, 2023
Notification Due Mar 10, 2023
Categories    art   film studies   aesthetics   cultural studies

Call For Papers

Spring Seminar 2023 · Montage

10-12 MAI 2023

School of Arts -  Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Call for Communications

Extended Deadline: February 28, 2023

Results: March 10, 2023

Keynote speakers

David Joselit

Delfim Sardo

Nuno Faria + Jonathan Uliel Saldanha

Sergei Loznitsa

Sofia Borges

Spring Seminar 2023 · Montage
The Spring Seminar 2023 will discuss montage as a decisive strategy for the arts and for philosophy, from modernity to the present. The use of montage has become a way of breaking with the traditional claim of theoretical completeness or beautiful aesthetic harmony, making it clear that it is more about assembling fragments than totalizing an absolute truth. It opens a different way for conceiving knowledge and political practice.

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In this context, different proposals and different areas of research and artistic practices are welcome to think about montage in art, criticism, philosophy, curatorship, and culture production in general:
• montage of ideas against totalization of truth;
•  curatorial practice as montage and performativity;
• political implications of montage;
• fragments in art and philosophy;
• different approaches in dialectical thinking;
• unconscious associations in poetry and psychoanalysis;
• collages in painting and arts;
• different montage practices in cinema;
• film essays and other forms of appropriation films in contemporary cinema;
• images and photomontages;
• sound juxtapositions in music;
• montage between different art forms;
• essay as a form in writing or images;
• archive and memory in the historical knowledge of the past.

Submissions should contain the following information:
• Title
• Authors' names, affiliations and contacts
• Abstract, 250-300 words
• 3-5 keywords
• 3-5 references
• Authors' short bio (maximum 100 words)
Please submit here:
Any inquiries, please send an email to:

We accept individual submissions (communications up to 20 minutes), or from a pre-constituted panel (3 to 4 people, 20 minutes per person), identifying a coordinator, who assumes responsibility for the submission. We accept communications in Portuguese or English.
The conference will be hybrid (presential and online).

A joint initiative:  School of Arts, Universidade Católica Portuguesa; CITAR – Research Centre for Science and Technology of the Arts; PUC – Rio; CAPES Print; Grupo de Arte, Autonomia e Política

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