Memory and Collective Identity in Comparative Literature

Memory has lately become a central concern in contemporary culture and politics of all societies in a global scale. This “memory boom”, originated in socio-historical, political, cultural, technological and market-oriented reasons, is articulated around a certain “memory industry”, which in turn generates identity discourses. Cultural products play a fundamental role in the formation and consolidation of these discourses.  [+]

On July 31st 2010, we start the CFP for the fourth issue of 452ºF Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature.This CFP is open and addressed to anyone that wishes to and that holds at least a BA degree.


The bidding terms, which are exposed below and that regulate the reception and publication of the different articles are subject to the content of the Peer review System, the Style-sheet and the Legal Notice. These can be consulted in the Procedures area of the web page.


  • - The deadline is on September 30th 2010, all articles received after this date will be rejected.
  • - The number of articles corresponding to this fourth issue will be between 12 and 16. 40% of these will be reserved to researchers without PhDs, and the Editorial board can only represent 20% of the total.
  • - The articles will be placed, according to their field of interest, in the corresponding section of the journal (monographic or miscellaneous).
  • - The monographic part will be restricted to 6 to 8 articles and, in this fourth issue, will approach the relations between Memory and Collective Identity in Comparative Literature, with the following possible research approaches:

    • a. –Relations between cultural production, memory discourses and the construction of collective identities.
    • b. –Studies on testimonial literature. Relations between individual and collective memory.
    • c. –The fluctuant nature of identity: transformation of the perspective of memory according to the social-historical context.
    • d. –Relations between narrative strategies and the ideological load of memory.
    • e. –Analysis of the politic capitalization of cultural productions around memory.

The journal commits itself to organize a thematic bibliography of the available studies on the topic, following the perspective proposed in the Monographic section of the web page.

  • - All other articles will constitute the miscellaneous section and, placed within the margins of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, the choice of the theme and approach is free.
  • - The articles must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The “subject” of the email should state what section the article belongs to (“monographic” or “miscellaneous”), the name of the author and the title of the article.

Barcelona, July 31st 2010
452ºF Journal
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