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PJA 72(1) 2024 : Ideas in Pop Culture – Potential and Risks


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Call For Papers

Ideas in Pop Culture – Potential and Risks

Special Editors: Agnieszka Mikrut-Żaczkiewicz (Jagiellonian University in Krakow) and Paweł Dybała (Jagiellonian University in Krakow)

"The Polish Journal of Aesthetics" Volume 72 (1/2024)

Submission deadline: January 31, 2024

Ideas, multifaceted in nature, embody thoughts, beliefs, and abstract representations of concepts or entities. Their manifestation and propagation occur through diverse techniques across various media. This special issue aims to delve deep into the intricate relationship between ideas and their portrayal within popular culture.

Popular culture is not just a repository of ideas but actively shapes and influences them. It is fascinating to observe how ideas, when embedded in popular culture, can undergo shifts in their intended meanings or even manifest as potential hazards. With its nuanced complexities, the intricate dance between popular culture and ideas warrants thorough examination and comprehension.

Historically rich with ideas—art and aesthetics serve as mediums for promotion, critique, and discussion. Popular culture has emerged as a potent medium for articulating ideas in our contemporary landscape. The nexus between aesthetics and ideas within pop culture has never been more salient, prompting more research into this particular issue to explore these interrelationships in our current milieu.

Suggested Topics Include (but are not limited to):

- The role of popular culture in amplifying ideas.

- Popular culture’s influence in public service announcements: Advocating positive concepts.

- The presence of propaganda within popular culture.

- The intersection of religious ideas and popular culture: How religious movements harness pop culture for recruitment.

- Utilizing popular culture as a soft power mechanism to advance cultural and political ideologies.

- The portrayal of utopia within popular culture.

- Popular culture’s reflection on societal gender roles.

- Narratives of war as presented in popular culture.

Author Guidelines:

We ask Authors to read our guidelines posted under the tab For Authors and to double-check the completeness of each submission (please remember to submit the abstract, keywords, bibliography, and a biographical note about the author collectively) before submitting.

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All submitted articles are subject to double-anonymized reviews. Articles published in The Polish Journal of Aesthetics are assigned DOI numbers.

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The Polish Journal of Aesthetics is highly regarded as an international forum for debate in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. The journal is published to promote the study and discuss philosophical questions about aesthetic experience and creative work. The Journal is open to different intellectual and artistic orientations. It publishes lively and thoughtful articles on various topics, from art, aesthetics, the philosophy of art, popular culture, and new technologies. The journal is a semi-annual (appears twice a year) periodical published by the Institute of Philosophy at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland.

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