Asun López-Varela Azcárate

Complutense University of Madrid

Asun López-Varela Azcárate is an associate professor at Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain. Her research interests are comparative literature, cultural studies and cognitive and intermedial semiotics. Since 2007, she has been coordinating the university’s research program Studies on Intermediality as Intercultural Mediation (SIIM). She has been awarded various grants, including a Fulbright Visiting Scholarship at Harvard University. A proactive member of the profession, Dr. López-Varela is currently vice-chair of the European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships, Social Sciences and Humanities panel. She is also a coordinator and chief editor at the New Directions in the Humanities Network. To strengthen relations between Europe and Asia, Dr. López-Varela coordinates an annual seminar series on cross-cultural dialogue and sustainability funded by the Eurasia Foundation.

Asun López-Varela Azcárate

5books edited

5chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Asun López-Varela Azcárate

The Intermediality of Contemporary Visual Arts explores a range of topics within the field. The volume delves into the realm of intermediality within the visual arts. Each chapter explores a different aspect; from the evolution of Intermedial Studies over the past decades to the shifts in print typography and the emergence of “cut-ups” within a context of resistance against conventions, the concept of Visual Music and its relation to pioneering filmmaking, visual representations of intimacy as they evolve from painting to other visual formats like comics, film, and television, and finally the transmedial potential of cultural symbols in virtual reality, all of which involve greater multimodal and emotional elements that enhance audience immersion. The volume closes by highlighting the need for a comprehensive approach to visual art education and pedagogical methods that foster creativity, emphasizing the intermedial aspects present in contemporary visual arts.

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