Journal Issue MODERNISM’S METAPHORS, IMAGES, AND SYMBOLS

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Sollars/Texas Southern University
contact email: 
sollars_md@tsu.edu

MODERNISM’S METAPHORS, IMAGES, AND SYMBOLS

The World Literary Review is seeking scholarly research and writing on the figurative language of metaphor, image, and symbol prevalent in literary Modernism to be published in its online edition. Any work of modernism from around the globe is eligible. Writers include but are not restricted to Yeats, Eliot, Pound, Woolf, Joyce, Kafka, O’Neill, Beckett, Pinter, Camus, Sartre, Stein, Faulkner, Hemingway, Steinbeck, Wright, Ellison, Plath, and others. Seeking an international perspective, the editors welcome works representing Africa, China, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, and other countries. Examples of works include Lu Xun’s Diary of a Madman and Natsume Sōseki’s Botchan and Kokoro. Russian authors include Gorky, Sholokhov, Tolstoy, and others.

We are particularly interested in the manner in which images from these works have impacted the period of Modernism, later literature, social discourse, and cultural framing.

The use of postmodern works is welcomed as long as the scholar shows a meaningful relationship between postmodern, or contemporary, and modernist imagery.

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and should include the writer’s name and institution of record. Completed manuscripts should range between 2,000 and 5,000 words, written in MLA style. Please refrain from using endnotes.

Please submit an abstract to Dr. Michael Sollars at Sollars_md@tsu.edu

Publication is scheduled for October 18, 2011.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
childrens_literature
interdisciplinary
journals_and_collections_of_essays
modernist studies
poetry
postcolonial
romantic
science_and_culture
theatre
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond