Deadline Extended! Beyond Language: Intermediality and Multimodality in Literature and Literary Studies

deadline for submissions: 
May 10, 2022
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Lublin Studies in Modern Languages and Literature 46.3 (2022)

Lublin Studies in Modern Languages and Literature 46.3 (2022)
Beyond Language: Intermediality and Multimodality in Literature and Literary Studies
Guest editors: Dominika Bugno-Narecka, Heidrun Führer, Miriam Vieira
Call for papers/articles
Derived from the Latin word littera which means “a letter of the alphabet,” literature has been predominantly associated with language, and has rarely been considered as intermedial. However, as recently underlined by researchers of intermediality, any form of communication involves all our senses, and so “[t]here are no purely visual, textual, or auditory media” (Bruhn & Schirrmacher 2021,p. 3).
Inspired by Montaigne and Gadamer arguing that “[t]o really seek to understand is to seek contradiction and provocation” (Jarvis, 2016, p. 4), we are seeking articles that strive to think in modes and challenge the clear-cut divisions and traditional assumptions how to understand literature and the material media format of books. We attempt to find a path beyond traditional structuralism and narratology. The profile of this issue in particular favors, but is not limited to, papers which will investigate the following aspects of a literary text:
- hybridity,
- in-betweenness,
- performativity,
- embodiment,
- participatory aesthetics,
- interart relationships,
- modes and modalities,
- materiality.
Both papers that examine contemporary literary works and those that look at old texts in a new, intermedial and/or multimodal way are welcome.

Article length: 30,000 characters with spaces (including summary, references, footnotes and appendices)
Deadline: 30 March 2022
Submission guidelines: https://journals.umcs.pl/lsmll/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
In case of inquiries, contact: dominika.narecka@gmail.com

Works cited:
Bruhn, J. & Schirrmacher, B. (2021). Intermedial Studies: An Introduction to Meaning across Media.
London & New York: Routledge.
Jarvis, T. (2016). Gadamer’s Concept of Experience. University of Tasmania.

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