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 (www.452f.com).
- Deadline for submissions is July 31, 2016. 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 sixteenth 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 sixteenth issue will bring together a body of texts dealing with the topic “Beyond Maps. Imaginary of Open Space in Contemporary Culture”. A non-exhaustive list of topics includes:
a) Displacement of “open spaces” as diegetic element in contemporary literature, film and art. Artistic mediations of territory, region, landscape, map, and itinerary.
b) Landscape as visual expression of the relationship between humans and nature across time. Figurations of particular geographies: islands, rivers, seas, deserts, mountains, plains, jungles.
c) Cartography and mapping. Cognitive and affective maps. Mobility and agency of mapping.
d) New and old forms of experiencing open space. Re-reading of exploration trips and the Romantic naturalist. Utopic, dystopic, and heterotopic figurations. “Navigation” and crossing of real and virtual space. Problematization of spatial notions previously applied to urban experience, such as “other spaces”, “any space” and “non space, in open spaces.
e) Geographies of transit, “enunciative walking”. Wandering, rounds in open space and enunciative spaces. Travel narratives and spatial practices. Path and scape. Nomadism and becoming.
f) Space and national identity. Contemporary spatiality and memories of territorial identities. Reassessing of landscape archive in the present: melancholic and nostalgic gaze, cosmopolitan imaginary, post-apocalyptic imaginary.
g) Open space and processes of deterritorialization and re-territorialization of identities in the context of globalization.
h) Ecology and landscape: ecocritical approaches in literature, film and art. New perspectives on landscape and novels on the land. Ecological crisis and the “depletion” of landscape. Reconfiguration of the relationships between natural and industrial landscapes. Urban space, urban planning. Entropic landscapes.
i) Configuration of ruinous landscapes: the ruin of landscape, of language, of memory.
j) Gendered geographies (feminine itineraries, queer gazing) and alternative spatialities (new approaches to “ethnic” landscape). The role of spatiality in novel forms of practicing ethnography.
k) Redefinition of genres of “geographical writing”: travel journals, visual travelogues, road movies, eco/cartographies, specialization of subjectivity and processes of collective memory.
l) Displacement of frontiers and new cartographies in contemporary art. Thinking about the space of reading, the space of the novel and poem, visual and sonic projection of the written text.
- All other articles will constitute the miscellaneous section. The theme and approach is 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 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 or key words.
- Reviews should not exceed 1500 words.
Barcelona, January 31, 2016
452°F Editorial Board
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