Poetics of the Paratext

Announcement title (long): 
NEOHELICON Acta Comparationis Litterarum Universarum

CALL FOR PAPERS SPECIAL NUMBER: POETICS OF THE PARATEXT (No. 1, 2010)
Production: 
Closing date for submissions: 
1 July, 2009
Contact: 
Dr. Péter Hajdu (neohelicon@iti.mta.hu), Dr. R.-L. Etienne Barnett (RLEBarnett@UofA.edu)
NEOHELICON
Acta Comparationis Litterarum Universarum

CALL FOR PAPERS
SPECIAL NUMBER:
POETICS OF THE PARATEXT (No. 1, 2010)

Guest Editor: R.-L. Etienne Barnett


The “paratext,” here defined as any textual accompaniment exterior to the text proper and yet intrinsically bound to it (prefaces, prologues, prolegomena, forewords, codas, authorial appendices, marginal notes, didascalia and other scripturally-conjoined paraphernalia) constitute the focus of this special number. Priority will be accorded to papers exploring the theoretical consequences and/or poetic operations of paratextual “objects” within the plexus of a work or series of works. Priorities notwithstanding, all contributions focused upon the paratextual dimension of literary inquiry will be considered.

Manuscripts in English, French, German or Italian, not to exceed twenty-five (25) double-spaced pages, are welcome. Requirements: Papers, prepared in accordance with MLA guidelines and accompanied by an abstract in English, are to be submitted in the form of a Word document (attachment) to Dr. R.-L. Etienne Barnett ( ) with a copy to Dr. Péter Hajdu ( ).

Deadline for manuscript submission: July 1, 2009.