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CFP: Limits, Tensions and Challenges for Literary Theory and Comparative Literature in the 21st Century

On January 31, 2018, we open the CFP for the twentieth issue of 452oF. Revista de Teori?a de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada, to be published on January 31, 2019. The CFP is open and addressed to anyone who wishes to contribute and who holds at least a BA degree.

The following criteria regulates the reception and publication of all works in line with the peer review system, the style sheet and the legal notice, which may be accessed in the Procedures section (

– Deadline for submissions is July 31, 2018. Any articles received after this date will not be considered for this issue.
– To be considered for the peer review process, articles must follow the rules described in the Style sheet:

– The number of articles included in the twentieth issue will range from 8 to 12. Articles will be divided according to the field of interest, in the corresponding section of the journal (monographic or miscellaneous).
– The monographic section will be restricted to 4 to 8 articles and, in the twentieth issue will bring together a body of texts dealing with the topic “Limits, Tensions and Challenges for Literary Theory and Comparative Literature in the 21st Century.” A non-exhaustive list of topics includes:

a)  Contributions and transformations in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature.

b)  Trajectory(ies) of Literary Theory: limits and potentials.

c)  The specificity of Comparative Literature as an academic discipline: what and how does it compare?

d)  From the local to the global: Comparative Literature in dialogue (or contrast) with Postcolonial Studies and World Literature.

e)  Frictions and overlaps between literary disciplines: paradigms and tensions.

f)  Signs and discourses: concepts and variations in the distinct critical literary paradigms.

g)  Theory and Philology: ruptures, renovations, continuities.

h)  Local uses of Literary Theory, Gender Studies, Identity Politics: differences and frictions.

i)  Specificity in LTCL and banalising tendencies in Literary Theory in the 21st Century.

j)  LTCL and university praxis: trends, and (un)fortunate academic uses of theory.

k)  Discipline(ary) problems: codification and simplification of theoretical concepts.

– All other articles will constitute the miscellaneous section. The theme and approach are open, within the boundaries of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature.

– For online submissions and editorial guidelines, please follow the instructions at:

Call for reviews

452°F is also accepting reviews to be published in a section of the journal devoted to newly published books.

– Reviews must be original and unpublished.
– Books reviewed should be of new or recent (last 2 years) publication, and cover issues relating to Literary Theory, Literary Criticism and/or Comparative Literature.
– We would also consider reviews of relevant new editions or translations related to the field of study.
– Format, notes, quotations and references should follow the criteria of the journal’s style sheet.
– Reviews should include a title, the citation of the book and the number of pages, and will not contain an abstract or keywords.
– Reviews should not exceed 1500 words.
– Please send

Barcelona, January 31, 2018 Editorial Board 452oF


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