CFP: Belarusian Visual Culture in the 21st Century

Deadline: June 1, 2024

We are inviting essay submissions for an edited volume on contemporary visual culture of Belarus. The volume is projected to have 12-14 chapters (5000-6000 words each) on Belarusian visual culture divided in three parts: early 2000s, 2010s, and post-2020 visual culture. The volume is expected to have color illustrations and to feature interviews with contemporary artists, filmmakers, and cultural figures.

Submissions on all aspects of Belarusian visual culture are encouraged, including, but not limited to: art history; all aspects of visual arts and art spaces; photography; visual aspects of social media; television and media studies; theatre and cinema studies; dance studies; street art and folk art; protest visual culture and visual art as testimony; independent and official art. 

We are particularly interested in submissions that examine Belarusian visual culture from the following conceptual perspectives: decolonization and postcolonial optics; political and protest art; national identity and belonging; diaspora and art in exile.

We hope to secure a contract this summer (tentatively with Routledge) after collecting abstracts by the deadline of June 1. The deadline for the finalized peer-reviewed chapter submissions is likely to be in spring 2025, with a publication in early 2026. 

If interested, please submit a short abstract for your essay (200-300 words) and CV via email by June 1, 2024 to: and/or

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