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Journal of Literary Theory: Literary Theory and Media Change. Call for Articles. January 15 2012
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Journal of Literary Theory
LITERARY THEORY AND MEDIA CHANGE
JLT – Journal of Literary Theory
Submission Deadline: January 15th 2012
Literature is part of a media world that does not only change the physical aspects of reading by introducing e-books, audio books and other formats, but which links literature to the realms of movies, hypertexts, social media and other phenomena, where different hierarchies of aesthetic objects and their evaluation apply. How do these changes affect concepts and theories of literature?
Contributions should not exceed 50,000 characters in length and have to be submitted until January 15th, 2012.
Submissions that do not focus on one of our special topics can be submitted continuously via our website.
JLT also still accepts contributions for the following topics:
TRAUMA AND LITERATURE – submission deadline July 15th 2011
Since the mid-1990s, the intersection of trauma theory and literary studies has proven itself to be mutually fruitful. Traumatic events as thematized in literature have been researched, for example torture, rape, genocide. Beyond this approach, researchers have also looked at the relations between specific strategies used by victims of trauma for remembering, commemorating and working through these experiences and literary modes of representation.
Controversy: LITERARY STUDIES AND ETHICS – submissions are continuously accepted.
Are literary scholars and critics supposed to voice their view on normative questions within their academic writings? How far should world views, political opinions and evaluations enter into the scholarly and critical work with literary texts? Is it even possible to exclude such judgements from literary studies? How and why do different traditions of literary studies treat these problems divergently?
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