CFP: [General] New Perspectives on Novels, Short Stories and other Narratives. [Publ. and Conf.]

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Philipp Koteas

Call for Papers

New Perspectives on Novels, Short Stories and other Narratives. Literary
Studies beyond the Cultural Turn.

---> Date of Publication: October 2009
---> Date of Conference: 2-4 October 2009 (Vienna)

---> Submissions beginning NOW, ending: 14 November 2008

We welcome essays of interest to those concerned with the study of novels,
short stories and other narrative accounts. Due to successful fundraising
and immense support by public and private institutions during the past
weeks, we are happy to announce that the two volumes which are to be
published in October 2009 will contain up to 60 scholarly articles on “New
Perspectives on Novels, Short Stories and other Narratives. Literary
Studies beyond the Cultural Turn.”

We are looking particularly for essays on various topics in literary
studies, cultural studies and aesthetic philosophy answering to the
publication's subject matter.

We welcome papers examining this issue of “Novels, Short Stories and other
Narratives” from either practical perspectives (such as single
interpretations), or based on foregrounded theoretical assumptions, as well
as papers concerning single authors or comparative views. We are especially
interested in papers taking polemical positions concerning the relationship
between narrative forms and content and cultural/philosophic implications.

The publication will appear in two hardcover volumes at a major US
publishing house, accompanied by an international conference in Vienna
Austria in October 2009. All authors who are decided to be included in the
collection of essays will be invited to participate in the conference
(10/02/2009-10/04/2009). All expanses regarding flights, accommodation and
full board will be financed by the organizers.

Articles of fewer than c. 6,000 words or more than c. 18,000 words are not
considered for publication. The word count includes foot notes but excludes
works-cited lists and translations, which should accompany foreign language

Each article submitted is send to two reviewers in international
departments of literary study. Articles recommended by these readers are
then sent to the members of the editorial board, who meet in late April
2009 to make final decisions. Until a final decision is reached, the
author's name is not made known to consultant readers and the editorial
board. Because the submission of an article simultaneously to more than one
refereed project can result in duplication of the demanding task of
reviewing the manuscript, it is our policy not to review articles that are
under consideration elsewhere.

Submissions, prepared according to the “MLA Style”, should be sent
electronically (MS Word document) to:

---> Assistant: Dr. Philipp Koteas :

Please enclose a brief cv and publication list. All authors of articles are
not paid but will receive 25 offprints free of charge and a copy of the

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the responsible assistant.
Dr. Philipp Koteas:

US Albertina Foundation for Academic Excellence and Europäische
Stiftung-Albertina für Akademische Exzellenz at and with DFG,
DAAD, Cusanus Werk, Schweizerische Studienstiftung Fonds, Tel Aviv
Foundation, Bank of America, Toyota Bank

 From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
             more information at
Received on Tue Aug 05 2008 - 04:47:12 EDT