UPDATE: The Question of Reading (7/15/07; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Gina Barreca
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Extended deadline: 7/15/07

According to Jean-Paul Sartre, “a concrete act called
reading” is necessary for a text to become a literary
object. LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory is
soliciting critical, historical, and theoretical
explorations of the act of reading. Suggested
questions are: How should the act of reading be
conceived? How do historical, social, and cultural
conditions shape the reception of texts? How have
readings of texts changed historically? How do gender,
race, sexual orientation, and other categories of
social difference factor into reader response and the
reception of texts? How does one read across these
categories of social difference? Submissions should
engage with specific literary texts, range from
5,000-10,000 words, and must be in MLA style. Guest
Editor: Patsy Schweickart, Purdue University. Send
three copies to Regina Barreca, Editor, LIT:
Literature Interpretation Theory, University of
Connecticut, Department of English, 215 Glenbrook Rd.,
Unit 4025, Storrs, CT 06269-4025, USA. Deadline for
submissions: July 15, 2007.

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