THEORIES AND MODELS OF LITERARY HISTORIOGRAPH
Call for Articles: Journal of Literary Theory, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2013)
JLT – Journal of Literary Theory
Edited by Fotis Jannidis, Gerhard Lauer and Simone Winko
Published by de Gruyter
The Journal of Literary Theory invites contributions for Vol. 7, No. 1 (2013)
THEORIES AND MODELS OF LITERARY HISTORIOGRAPHY
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2012
Since the 1980s theories and models of literary historiography have been repeatedly discussed controversially among scholars in the cultural and literature studies. A variety of models has been introduced and discussed, ranging from annalistic and narrative to teleological theories of literary historiography. Furthermore, critical approaches towards such projects have been developed, which emphasize the subjectivity of literary historiography and argue for a deliberate orientation along a canon of texts. Other approaches focus on quantitative methods. Overall, concepts such as 'literature'' 'development', 'era' or 'epoch' have been criticized and challenged by new conceptions.
Topics may include but are not limited to:
- Facing a variety of theories, as well as postmodern criticism, what goals should literary historiography pursue?
- Should categories such as 'epoch', 'movement', 'style' or 'generation' etc. be considered constitutive, necessary, or obsolete for literary historiography?
- What is the relation between literary historiography and other theoretical enterprises such as edition philology, interpretation, and the history of literary studies?
- Which roles play other disciplines, e.g. historiography, sociology, ethnology, or anthropology in the development of literary historiography? Which new methods (e.g. from the digital humanities) should be deployed in such an enterprise?
- How can the relation between a literary text and its non-literary context be understood? How are texts connected to events, agents, structures, and processes?
We encourage submissions from all language and literature departments as well as other fields within the humanities and social sciences.
Contributions should not exceed 50,000 characters in length and have to be submitted until September 15, 2012. Please submit your contribution electronically via our website www.jltonline.de under 'Articles'.
Articles are chosen for publication by an international advisory board in a double-blind review process.
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:
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?
Submissions are expected to refer to previous contributions to this controversy by Peter J. Rabinowitz and Marshall W. Gregory, which can be found here:
http://www.jltonline.de/index.php/articles/article/view/254/775 and here: http://www.jltonline.de/index.php/articles/article/view/287/879, as well as the contributions by Katharina Pewny and Michael Titzmann, which will appear in the upcoming Vol. 6, No. 1 (2012).
Please contact the editorial office for further details.
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