Call for papers - English

Materiali di Estetica 10.1-2 (June 2023) – “The language of colors”

Materiali di Estetica will devote an issue has an issue to the "language of colors." The topic does not only concern the visual arts, but also invests other artistical, cognitive and cultural spheres. For instance, in music, one can speak of the “coloratura” soprano, the colors of an orchestra, the timbres of instruments; in literature of the colors of a vowel (think of Rimbaud's Voyelles), of a poem, of a novel; and even of a philosophical discourse; in other sensory worlds we could describe the colors of flavor or tactile sensations. All this is obviously associated with aesthetic-artistic and philosophical themes. The question of colors ultimately requires a conceptual exploration, capable of moving between perceptual observation, psychic experience and the linguistic ordering of the world. First and foremost, the papers at the “Conversations on Aesthetics”, held on “The Language of Colors” between September and November 2022 at the Corrente Foundation, will be collected. However, contributions other than the one presented at Corrente will integrate this issue of the journal. We would be pleased if the journal could also count on you your cooperation.

We accept contributions in Italian, English, French and Spanish. Contributions should range between 25,000 and 40,000 characters (spaces, notes and bibliography included) and should be written according to the journal’s guidelines (available here). Each paper should be accompanied, in addition to a succinct bibliography, by a short abstract of no more than 1,000 characters (spaces included) and four keywords, both in English.

Submission proposals (essay title and abstract) should be sent to by December 31, 2022. An initial response of acceptance or non-acceptance by the Editorial Board will follow. The deadline for submitting the complete articles is March 1, 2023. The Editorial Board will notify the authors of the receipt of the material and, once the consistency of the contribution with the journal's objectives has been verified, will initiate a double-blind peer review process. The process of selection and publication will take place according to the following steps:

Deadline for submission of proposals: December 31, 2022.

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: March 1, 2023.

Notification of acceptance, conditional acceptance or rejection: April 15, 2023.

Deadline for submission of the final version: May 15, 2023.

Issue publication: June 2023.