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Interfaces is a bilingual (English/French) scholarly journal founded by Michel Baridon (University of Burgundy) in 1991, edited by the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, Massachusetts, USA), the Université de Bourgogne (Dijon, France) and the Université Paris-Diderot (France). It focuses on intermediality, on the relationship between text(s) and image(s), art and literature, history and visual sources as well as extending to the history of the visual arts and the epistemology of images, especially in a comparative perspective in francophone and anglophone domains. The papers appearing in Interfaces focus on contemporary theoretical debates (digital creation and images, theories of adaptation, theoretical advances, etc.) and the journal will broaden its ambit to include geographical areas that are under-represented in our fields of research (Africa, South America, Asia).

Interfaces addresses specialists of various disciplines in the Humanities directly, but might also interest some science departments focusing on classes in epistemology and the history of the sciences, as well as specialists in adjoining fields like publishing.

Interfaces moved online in 2018 and its editorial standards meet the requirements of open digital edition.



Interfaces was founded in 1991 by Michel Baridon and a group of scholars from the English department of the Université de Bourgogne in Dijon. Wishing to take into account the increasing importance and the new conditions of ‘visual culture’ in contemporary society, they wished to expand the scope and methods of their teaching by exploring the image / language relationship and nexus. In order to consider this relationship from the broadest possible angle, they opened the journal to interdisciplinary research, not only on the arts and literature but also on linguistics and epistemology.

The journal, which is bilingual (French / English), has benefited, from the outset, from the support of researchers from other institutions who approved its approach and its objectives, in particular Maurice Géracht, Professor of English literature at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, and Frédéric Ogée, Professor of British literature and art history at Université Paris Diderot, and their two universities have supported the journal since the beginning and have become partners with the Université de Bourgogne to carry out and develop its activities.

Between 1995 and 2008 was granted CNRS recognition. The CNRS (InSHS) has renewed its support since 2018.

In 2010, Interfaces received the Parnassus Award for Significant Editorial Achievement from The Council of Editors of Learned Journals. This competition solicits a single issue, published within the previous 3 years, that constitutes an unusually high realization of the belletristic journal’s mission in combination with application of the highest standards of ‘learned’ editorial practice—understood to encompass editing for selection of high-quality content, compelling arrangement of contents, style, visual appeal and readability.

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