Jan Baetens

Jan Baetens is Professor at the Institute for Cultural Studies of the University of Leuven. His main fields of research are the word and image studies, more particularly in photography and "minor" genres, such as comics and photonovellas. He has also published more than 10 collections of poetry (all in French).

Relevant websites to his work include: http://www.lievengevaertcentre.be, http://www.lesimpressionsnouvelles.comhttp://www.imageandnarrative.be.

Books and Journal Articles

Leonardo Reviews

Neo-Baroque Aesthetics and Contemporary Entertainment

February 2005
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Telematic Embrace. Visionary Theories of Art, Technology, and Consciousness by Roy Ascott. Edited by Edward A. Shanken. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A., 2003. 439 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 0-520-21803-5

April 2005
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Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science edited

June 2005
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First Person: New Media as Story, Performance, and Game

October 2005
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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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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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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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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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April 2007
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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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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
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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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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
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The Material Image: Art and the Real in Film by Brigitte Peucker. Stanford University Press (Cultural Memory in the Present), Stanford, CA, U.S.A., 2007. 272 pp. Trade, paper. ISBN: 0-8047-5431-6; 0-8087-5430-6

February 2008
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Pop Modernism: Noise and the Reinvention of the Everyday by Juan A. Suárez. University of Illinois Press, Chicago and Urbana, IL, 2007. 321 pp. Trade, paper. ISBN: 978-0-252-03150-2; ISBN: 978-0-252-07392-2

April 2008
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Collectivism after Modernism: The Art of Social Imagination after 1945 Edited by Blake Stimson and Gregory Sholette. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, 2007. 312 pages, illus. Trade, paper

June 2008
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Cartographic Cinema by Tom Conley. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A., 2007. 264 pp. illus. Trade, paper. ISBN: 0-8166-4357-1; 0-8166-4356-3

June 2008
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The Hidden Sense: Synesthesia in Art and Science by Crétien van Campen. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2007. 208 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 0-262-22081-4

August 2008
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Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2008. 316 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN 10: 0-262-11311-2; ISBN 13: 978-0-262-11311-3

October 2008
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Notes on the Underground, New Edition: An Essay on Technology, Society, and the Imagination by Rosalind Williams. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2008. 283 pp., illus. Paper. ISBN: 0-262-73190-8

February 2009
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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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Roy Ascott: The Syncretic Sense Curated by Paula Orrell. Plymouth Arts Centre, 4 April–24 May 2009.

October 2009
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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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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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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 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
General Note

Hypertext Revisited

October 2013
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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
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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
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Stance: Ideas about Emotion, Style, and Meaning for the Study of Expressive Culture by Harris M. Berger. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2010. xxi + 167 pp. ISBN-13: 9780819568779 (cloth), 978-0819568779 (paperback)

April 2011
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When the Lights Went Out: A History of Blackouts in America by David E. Nye. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2010. 304 pp., illus. ISBN-10: 0-262-01374-6; ISBN-13: 978-0-262-01374-1

February 2011
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Bring on the Books for Everybody: How Literary Culture Became Popular Culture by Jim Collins. Duke University Press, Durham, NC, U.S.A., 2010. 312 pp., illus. ISBN: 978-0-8223-4588-6; ISBN: 978-0-8223-4606-7

June 2011
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Photo-texts: Contemporary French Writing of the Photographic Image by Andy Stafford. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, U.K., 2010. 246 pp., illus. ISBN: 978-1-8463-1052-2

June 2011
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Dara Birnbaum: Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman by T.J. Demos. Afterall Books (One Work series), London, U.K., 2010. 112 pp., illus. ISBN-10: 1846380677; ISBN-13: 978-1846380679

June 2011
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Manhood Factories: YMCA Architecture and the Making of Modern Urban Culture by Paula Lupkin. Minnesota University Press, Minneapolis, 2010, 312 pp., illus. ISBN: 978-0-8166-4834-4; ISBN: 978-0-8166-4835-1

October 2011
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Regards Croisés: Perspectives on Digital Literature edited by Sandy Baldwin and Philippe Bootz. West Virginia University Press, Morgantown, WV, U.S.A., 2010. 128 pp., illus. Paper, eBook. ISBN: 978-1-933202-47-1; ISBN: 978-1-933202-48-8

October 2011
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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
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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
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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
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Under Blue Cup by Rosalind E. Krauss. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2011. 200 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-262-01613-1

April 2013
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High Society: Mind-Altering Drugs in History and Culture by Mike Jay. Thames and Hudson, London, U.K., 2012. 192 pp., illus. Paper. ISBN: 978-0-500-28910-5

April 2013
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Cybertext Poetics: The Critical Landscape of New Media Literary Theory by Markku Eskelinen. Continuum Books, London, U.K. New York, U.S.A., 2012. 462 pp. Trade; paper. ISBN: 978-1-44-112438-8; ISBN: 978-1-44-110745-9

April 2013
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The Camera as Historian: Amateur Photographers and Historical Imagination, 1885–1918 by Elizabeth Edwards. Duke University Press, Durham, NC, U.S.A., 2012. 344 pp., illus. Trade, paper. ISBN: 978-0-8223-5090-3; ISBN: 978-0-8223-5104-7

June 2013
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Transformative Beauty: Art Museums in Industrial Britain by Amy Woodson-Boulton. Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, U.S.A., 2012. 288 pp., illus. Trade, ebook. ISBN: 978-0-804-77804-6; ISBN: 978-0-804-78053-7

October 2013
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The Invention of Heterosexual Culture by Louis-Georges Tin. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2012. 208 pp. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-262-01770-1

October 2013
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Borges and Memory: Encounters with the Human Brain by Rodrigo Quian Quiroga. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2012. 224 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-262-01821-0

October 2013
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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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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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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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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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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
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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
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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
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“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
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Virtual Modernism: Writing and Technology in the Progressive Era

October 2014
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The Art of Failure: An Essay on the Pain of Playing Video Games

October 2014
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Storytelling and the Sciences of Mind

October 2014
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Conversations on Cognitive Cultural Studies: Literature, Language, and Aesthetics

February 2015
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Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents

February 2015
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Self-Projection: The Director’s Image in Art Cinema

April 2015
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Love Objects: Emotion, Design and Material Culture

April 2015
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Ethos and Narrative Interpretation: The Negotiation of Values in Fiction

June 2015
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Henri Lefebvre: Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment

June 2015
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Poetic Language: Theory and Practice from the Renaissance to the Present

June 2015
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Art, Science, and Cultural Understanding

June 2015
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Modernism and Its Merchandise: The Spanish Avant-Garde and Material Culture, 1920–1930

October 2015
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Digital Shift: The Cultural Logic of Punctuation

February 2016
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World Projects: Global Information before World War I

February 2016
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Reimagining Cinema: Film at Expo 67

April 2016
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The Poetics of Information Overload: From Gertrude Stein to Conceptual Writing

April 2016
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Barry Le Va: The Aesthetic Aftermath

June 2016
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Softimage: Towards a New Theory of the Digital Image

October 2016
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Art and Science: Works from the Collection of the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga

October 2016
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Barnstorming the Prairies: How Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest

February 2017
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Illegal Literature: Toward a Disruptive Creativity

February 2017
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Selling Digital Music, Formatting Culture

February 2017
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Holograms: A Cultural History

April 2017
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American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street

April 2017
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When Movies Were Theater: Architecture Exhibition and the Evolution of American Film

June 2017
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Rogue Archives: Digital Cultural Memory and Media Fandom

October 2017
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Rogue Archives: Digital Cultural Memory and Media Fandom

October 2017
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Imagining Extinction: The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species

October 2017

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