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Fear and Literature

Lucian Blaga Yearbook / Caietele Lucian Blaga

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Published on Friday, January 27, 2023

Abstract

The actuality of this type of theme, fear and literature, is born out of the experience of the past years, when the pandemic brought about various reformulations, including of literature, but also out of the mutations which have arisen throughout the cultural ages under the influence of fear, analysed from a philosophical, literary, or cultural point of view in relation to all cultural products.

 

Announcement

Call For Papers : Articles for Lucian Blaga Yearbook – XXIV tome 1 – 2023

Argument

Theme: Fear and Literature

The actuality of this type of theme is born out of the experience of the past years, when the pandemic brought about various reformulations, including of literature, but also out of the mutations which have arisen throughout the cultural ages under the influence of fear, analysed from a philosophical, literary, or cultural point of view in relation to all cultural products.

Issue XXIV (1) of the Lucian Blaga Notebooks advances the following axes of debate:

  • Pandemics, epidemics, social maladies as reflected in literature
  • Catastrophes and the apocalyptic imaginary
  • Terrorism and individual / collective threats
  • „Fear” and „anxiety” in defining characters
  • The ideology of fear, reality and fantasy
  • Collective terror and social vision
  • Pathologies and representations of maladies in literature
  • Collective trauma and their representation in art, film, literature
  • Censorship, subversive language in literature written in totalitarian regimes

Submission guidelines

The deadline for submission of articles is July 15 2023,

under the email address colocviublaga@gmail.com. Articles will undergo a process of peer review, with the volume expected to be published in December 2023. Articles can be submitted in English, French, German, Spanish and Romanian.

Guidelines for contributors can be found online.

Reviews can be between 8.000 and 15.000 characters long, scientific articles between 30.000 and 40.000 characters.

The journal

Lucian Blaga Yearbook an annual academic publication edited by the Department of Romance Studies from the Faculty of Letters and Arts – Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania, an Open Acces journal, indexed in: Sciendo, Ceeol – Central And Eastern European Online Library, Cnki Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), Cnpiec – Cnplinker

Ebsco Discovery Service, Erih Plus (European Reference Index For The Humanities And Social Sciences), Google Scholar, Index Copernicus, Semantic Scholar, Summon (Proquest), Tdone (Tdnet) Etc. And Publish Free Of Charge.

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Bibliographical suggestions

Bourke, Joanna Fear. A Cultural History. Emeryville, Schoemaker and Hoard, 2005

Delumeau,  Jean, La peur en Occident (XIVe-XVIIIe siècles), Paris, Fayard, 1978

Mannoni, Pierre, La peur, Paris, PUF, « Que sais-je ? », 1988

Glassner, Berry, The Culture of Fear. Why Americans are afraid of the wrong things, Basic Books, New York, 1999

Marks, Isaac, Fears and Phobias, Heinemann, London, 1967.

Watts, SJ. Epidemics and history: disease, power, and imperialism. Yale University Press, London, 1997

Places

  • Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
    Sibiu, Romania

Date(s)

  • Saturday, July 15, 2023

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Keywords

  • fear, literature, culture

Contact(s)

  • Alina Bako
    courriel : alina [dot] bako [at] ulbsibiu [dot] ro

Information source

  • Alina Bako
    courriel : alina [dot] bako [at] ulbsibiu [dot] ro

License

CC0-1.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal.

To cite this announcement

« Fear and Literature », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, January 27, 2023, https://doi.org/10.58079/1afm

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