Post-theory, Post-craft

deadline for submissions: 
September 1, 2021
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In Spatele Blocului
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What remains in the aftermath the overarching deconstruction theory for the fields of literary criticism and literary practice? Did the humanities find their vocation in the field of (meta)-theory and did literary practice abandon its traditional craft for good? Or does the advent of theory spell out a crisis of the humanities, and the "literature of replenishment" has been replaced by the "literature of exhaustion" (John Barth)? These are some of the questions we will try to address in the third issue of the Romanian online magazine In Spatele Blocului (, together with discerning new ways of configuring the craft of literary practice in general. We invite contributions – literary, artistic, theoretical, on this topic. Articles (maximum 3000 words), essays, poems, fiction and drama are welcome.