Iberian Comparative Literatures

Comparative Literature has fleshed out traditional literary studies with theoretical contributions, in order to pose new methodological approaches. It is difficult to conceive of the literary phenomenon in isolation, and the literary traditions of the Iberian Peninsula cannot be fully comprehended separately. Despite the paradigm shift that led to the incorporation of Comparative Literature into literary studies, particularly as a problematization of the national histories of literatures; with regard to Iberian literatures in the academic context, a comparative aspect has only been developed in certain cases. This omission is not solely due to the lack of tradition, but in addition to institutional qualms, it partakes in the conception of ideas such as the Spanish State, Iberian Peninsula or Europe from a standpoint of diversity rather than from certain positions of power which, incidentally, are not unconnected with/far-removed from the development of literatures in the different peninsular languages.  [+]

On July 31st 2013, we start the CFP for the eleventh issue of the 452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature. This CFP is open and addressed to anyone who wishes to contribute and who holds at least a BA degree.

The criteria that follow, which regulate the receipt and publication of any works, are subject to the content of the Peer review System, the Style-sheet and the Legal Notice. All these may be consulted on the Procedures area of the web page.

- The deadline for submissions is January 31st 2014; all articles received after this date will be rejected.
- The number of articles included in the ninth issue will be between 8 and 12. The Editorial Board will represent at most 20% of the total.
- The articles will be placed, 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 6 articles and, in the tenth issue, will bring together a body of texts dealing with Iberian Comparative Literatures. A non-comprehensive list of possible topics is:

a) Bilingual authors: their creative plan and position within the literary field
b) The literary avant-garde and literary internationalism
c) Literary journals: markets, dialogues, polemics, translations, plurilingualism
d) Peninsular intellectual history: debates and dialogues between linguistic communities
e) Iberianism and European consciousness in literary projects
f) Translation politics
g) Cultural settings of borders
- All other articles will constitute the miscellaneous section and, as long as it stays within the boundaries of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, and the choice of theme and approach is free.

- Articles for publication should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The subject line should include the section for which the article is intended (“monographic” or “miscellaneous”), the name of the author and the title of the article.

Call for Reviews

452°F is also accepting book reviews for 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 discuss issues in 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, provided that the date of publication is in accordance with the above stated criteria.
- 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 reviewed and the number of pages, and will not contain an abstract nor key words.
- Reviews should not exceed 1500 words.
- Please send your proposals to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Barcelona, July 31st 2013
452ºF Journal
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