Sunday, July 3, 2011

New Formalism CFP, deadline 1/2012

 Pennsylvania Literary Journal (ISSN#: 2151-3066) is a printed
peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical essays, book-reviews,
short stories, interviews, photographs, art, and poetry. Three issues,
starting with the Summer 2010 Issue, “New and Old Historical
Perspectives on Literature,” are on sale through Amazon and other
distributors. PLJ is also available through the EBSCO Academic
Complete database in full-text. It is listed in the MLA International
Bibliography, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Genamics JournalSeek,
and Duotrope’s Digest. The journal is a member of the Council of
Editors of Learned Journals, and the third and fourth issues were
displayed on the CELJ table at the January, 2011 MLA Convention in Los
Angeles, where the Editor-in-Chief, Anna Faktorovich, presented her
research and chaired a few panels. The business is registered in
Pennsylvania. An “In Brief” article about the Journal, by the Editor,
was published in the November/December 2009 Issue of the D-Lib
Magazine. A scholarly essay on the journal and on online publishing
appeared in Peer English (UK). The Journal is published through the
Anaphora Literary Press, www.anaphoraliterary.wordpress.com.


“New Formalism: Spring 2012 Issue”: After a series of historicisms,
formalism has returned once again to claim a place in twenty-first
century deliberations about literature.  We consider Marjorie
Levinson's “What Is New Formalism?” (PMLA, March 2007) to be a helpful
commentary on this development.  We invite submissions in all fields
of literary study that either address broadly the turn to the
aesthetic in critical discourse or focus more narrowly on a particular
work or author in terms of new formalist concerns.  We are open to
consideration of a range of genres, national literatures, and periods.
 The deadline is January 5, 2012; the length of essay should be
between 4,000 and 9,000 words. The work should be written according to
MLA style.  Please submit your essay to Guest Editor Nicholas Birns
(birnsn@newschool.edu).

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