CFP # 10

CALL FOR ARTICLES, REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS 

From 

TEXT MATTERS: A JOURNAL OF LITERATURE, THEORY AND CULTURE No. 10 

Lit­er­a­ture Goes Pop! 

Lit­er­ary Inter­texts in Pop­u­lar Cul­ture 

edit­ed by 

Doro­ta Fil­ipczak 

(Uni­ver­si­ty of Łódź) 

Are we deal­ing with a cri­sis of lit­er­a­ture or its trans­for­ma­tion as it migrates from books into media such as music videos, video games, lit­er­ary blogs/vlogs, jour­nal­ist pho­tog­ra­phy, films, TV series, theme parks and many oth­er diverse forms of pop­u­lar cul­ture? Issue 10 of Text Mat­ters invites sub­mis­sions con­cern­ing the pres­ence of lit­er­ary inter­texts, con­ven­tions, gen­res, etc., in the visu­al and/or dig­i­tal mode. We are also inter­est­ed in con­tri­bu­tions on the­o­ret­i­cal aspects con­nect­ed with the way lit­er­a­ture alters in tran­sit from books into new media. 

Despite the fact that dis­tinc­tions between high and low cul­ture have col­lapsed, lit­er­a­ture is often seen as opposed to the forms that make it pop­u­lar visu­al­ly and/or dig­i­tal­ly. And yet the dis­sem­i­na­tion of lit­er­ary motifs has gath­ered momen­tum as nar­ra­tive and artis­tic music videos, video games and oth­er forms inter­pret, recy­cle or recre­ate famil­iar con­ven­tions and inter­texts. 

We invite arti­cles (between 3000 and 5000 words), as well as reviews and inter­views, on the sub­ject. Sub­mis­sions should be sent to: 

1. Doro­ta Fil­ipczak, issue edi­tor and edi­tor-in-chief of Text Mat­ters: dorota.filipczak@uni.lodz.pl 

2. Text Mat­ters offi­cial email account: text.matters@uni.lodz.pl 

Please con­tact us if you have any queries. 

Dead­line for abstracts/proposals: 1 Sep­tem­ber 2019. 

Dead­line for final essays: 31 Octo­ber 2019.