Icons • Vol. 10
Icons • Vol. 10

This issue of Academic Quarter on the topic of Icon brings together scholars from film and media history, art history, literary history, imagology, cultural semiotics, star studies, fashion studies and cultural studies, initiating a further exploration of the phenomenon of ‘cultural iconicity’. For the purpose of this issue we propose the following definition of a cultural icon: A commercialized, yet sacralized visual, aural or textual representation anchored in a specific temporal/historical and spatial/geographical context, broadly recognized by its recipients as having iconic status for a group of human agents within one or several discursive fields/communities.

Within are contributions analyzing the phenomenon of cultural iconicity in the following areas of study: literature, music, art, fashion, film and other visual media, including photography. The reader will find papers that contribute further to the theorization of the field and its concepts, as well as papers that offer analyses of specific cases of cultural iconicity. 

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Bent Sørensen, Helle Thorsøe Nielsen
5-20
Cultural Iconicity: An Emergent Field
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Jørgen Riber Christensen
21-34
Deep England
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Anna Klara Bom
35-52
Affective practice in the icon-city: Ownership, authenticity and fictionalization of urban space
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Lisa Wiklund
53-65
Circus days: The 1990s as an iconic period of time for Swedish Internet entrepreneurs
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Iben Bredahl Jessen
66-82
Variations of a brand logo: Google’s doodles
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Stinne Gunder Strøm Krogager
83-96
Den androgyne figur som ikon: Om Euromans brug af ikonografiske forlæg i modereportagen
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Jos Mulder
97-106
The Iconic Microphone: Insight and Audibility: Iconic Sound in Media
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Steen Christiansen
107-117
Bullet-Time: A Temporal Icon
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Dale K. Andrews
118-132
An Animated Adoration: The Folk Art of Japanese Gamers
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Jørgen Riber Christensen
133-146
The Icon of the Zombie Mob
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Ellie Lavan
147-160
The friction of the animal and the divine: Sex and the circus in Neil Jordan’s The Miracle (1991)
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Helle Kannik Haastrup
161-174
Hollywood Icons: Contemporary Film Stars in Celebrity Genres
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Penny Spirou
175-185
He’s Still Here: Joaquin Phoenix as Transgressive Hollywood Star
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Gara L. Lampley
186-196
All that jazz: Josephine Baker’s Image, Identity & Iconicity
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Nicolás Lliano Linares
197-207
Your blood is our blood: The metaphorical extensions of ‘Lucho’ Herrera’s glory
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Natia Gokieli
208-221
The Iconicity of an ‘Immigrant Writer’: Jonas Hassen Khemiri and Yahya Hassan
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Erja Simuna
222-232
The Northern Irish hunger strikers as cultural icons
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Mirjam Gebauer
233-248
The Pop-Icon Hitler as a Trope of Critical Reflection on Media Society: The World‘s Most Recognisable Face
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Bent Sørensen
249-261
Images of Freud: Icon-Work
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