Rowman and Littlefield International

Artistic Research

Series edited by Paulo de Assis and Lucia D’Errico

“Artistic research” is a recent term that relates to a particular mode of artistic practice and of knowledge production, in which scholarly research and artistic activity become inextricably intertwined. Placed at the crossroads of art and academia, in-between thought and sensible apprehension, articulating different artistic practices and disciplines, and giving a central role to processes and materiality, artistic research questions the boundaries between art, philosophy, and science, enabling the exploration and generation of new modes of thought and expression. Crucial in order to grasp artistic research, and how it differentiates itself from other more traditional modes of research on the arts (such as art history, musicology, sociology of art, or aesthetics), is the focus on practice: it is practice-based, practice-led, and practice-driven, being primarily conducted by practitioners. In this sense, artistic research is a specific area of activity where artists actively engage with and participate in discursive formations emanating from their concrete artistic practice.

Fundamentally cross- and transdisciplinary, artistic research nevertheless starts from specific areas of artistic practices, such as music, cinema, painting, design, architecture, poetry, literature, dance, sound studies, and so on. Within a transdisciplinary horizon of thought and practices the Artistic Research series will address these more specific fields from a practical perspective, offering extended primers intended for students, docs and postdocs, but also for early-career researchers, who will find in them methodologies, strategies, and best-practice examples.

The series welcomes proposals for monographs and edited collections—also enhanced by multimedia components (images, videos, sounds)—, which pioneer new practices and methodologies, exposing challenging outputs of artistic research.

Editorial Review Board

Barbara Bolt, Professor of Art Theory and Criticism, University of Melbourne, Australia

Christel Stalpaert, Director of the research centre S:PAM, Ghent University (BE)

Claudia Mareis, Professor for Design Theory, University of Basel (CH)

Corina Caduff, Professor for Literature and Culture Studies, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland

Edward Campbell, Senior Lecturer, University of Aberdeen (UK)

Einar Torfi Einarsson, Professor of Composition, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Iceland

Elena Del Rio, Professor of Arts and English and Film Studies, University of Alberta (CA)  

Erin Manning, Professor of Philosophy and Cinema, Concordia University, Canada

Esa Kirkkopelto, Professor of Artistic Research, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland

jan jagodzisnki, Professor of Education, University of Alberta, Canada

Janae Sholtz, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Alvernia University (US)

Jean-Marc Chouvel, Professor at the University of Paris-Sorbonne, Researcher at the Institute for Research in Musicology, FR

Julia Kursell, Professor of Musicology, University of Amsterdam  

Laura Cull, Reader in Theatre and Performance, University of Surrey (UK)

Martin Scherzinger, Associate Professor of Media, Culture, Columbia University (US)

Michael Schwab, Editor in Chief of the Journal for Artistic Research

Mick Wilson, Professor of Artistic Research, University of Gothenburg (SE)  

Zsuzsa Baross, Professor at the Cultural Studies Department, Trent University (CA)