We are pleased to announce the release of the second issue dedicated to visual studies!
In this edition, entitled Visuality, you will find materials and articles covering various spheres of the humanities and liberal arts. For the first time, the issue includes illustrations. We are now also including academic reviews in our editions.
The issue is introduced by Victoria Malkina, PhD and head of Theoretical and Historical Poetics at RSUH. In the interview, she provides her personal views and experience in visual studies.
The first block is dedicated to visuality in literature, and includes articles about the Sistine Madonna in F.M. Dostoevsky’s novel Demons, the visual legacy of colonial regimes in Africa, and the use of verbal and non-verbal approaches when creating images of teenagers in graphic novels.
The second part of the issue deals with the role of cinematic techniques. Authors provide their perceptions of how the Vietnam and Donbass military conflicts have been represented, covering visual approaches from slow cinema to shimmering.
The third block elaborates on the development of visual styles "on and out of stage". The articles analyse vestimental codes during the 1917 Russian Revolution and modern scenography in the ballet Sylvia.
In the final section, you will find a review on the collective monography that assesses the commercialisation of history and tackles issues such as nostalgia, ideology, and modern popular visual culture.
We invite our overseas colleagues to submit materials in English. We are currently working on our 3rd and the 4th issues, "Marginality" and "School Canon". We are no longer accepting submissions for these issues. However, you may submit materials including interviews, articles, reviews, and translations for our upcoming issues. These will respectively cover memory and ego-documents, sound studies, and gender.