Call for Articles (reopened): Fictions, Facts and “Effects of Reality”

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    Flavio Gregori
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    Call for Articles (reopened).
    The journal English Literature: Theories, Interpretations, Contexts, published at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, invites scholars to send article proposals on the topic of ‘Fictions, Facts and “Effects of Reality”: Questioning the Mimetic in the Nineteenth-Century Novel’.
    The new deadline for sending proposals is August 15th, 2019.

    Please refer to the journal webpage: https://edizionicafoscari.unive.it/en/edizioni/riviste/english-literature/ , click on “Contacts”, fill in the form complete with proposed title and abstract, then click on “Submit”.
    Alternatively, you may write to the journal’s director, prof. Flavio Gregori: flagre@unive.it

    We shall be happy to consider essays that address and problematize the mimetic in the nineteenth-century novel (British, American and in English), highlighting the relationship between fictional and non-fictional elements and focussing on the framing strategies –descriptive, rhetorical, pertaining to plotting and characterization, etc.– of referential material that confer an “air of reality” on works of fiction. Our special concern is the relationship between fictional and non-fictional narrations, the integration of factual reference in fiction, i.e. the fictional deployment of, or tampering with, non-fictional data (e.g. such as occurs in historical novels, romans-à-clef, Newgate novels). We shall also be happy to consider articles addressing nineteenth-century theories of narrative mimesis, and investigating the interaction of mimetic and non-mimetic representational modes (the ‘realist’ novel and satire/allegory/melodrama/the Gothic), as well as forms/strategies of making literary prose real.

    The new deadline for sending the articles is October 1st, 2019. All proposed articles will go through double-blind revision by two peers.

    English Literature started its publication in December 2014 and is a fully open access journal. It is indexed in Scopus (from this year), ERIH-plus, MLA Directory of periodicals, Crossref, DOAJ. More information about the journal and its policy can be read here.
    In full compliance with open-access policies, the journal applies no costs for publication of articles. The journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Contributors can keep their articles’ copyrights and are allowed to re-use their articles for further publication, provided they do not publish the same or modified version before one full year from its publication in English Literature.
    English Literature’s policy is inspired by the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) ethical code.

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