The Paradigm of the Archive in Contemporary Narrative and Visual Culture

This dossier aims at explore the notions around the archive in contemporary narrative and visual culture. Bearing in mind a tradition that stems from Michel Foucault's thought in the late 1960s (especially The Archaeology of Knowledge, 1969) and Jacques Derrida reflections in Archive Fever. A Freudian Impression (1995), we welcome contributions that look into recent re-elaborations of the topic across disciplines such as literature, literary criticism, (audio)visual arts and aesthetics.  [+]

On January 31, 2017, we publish the CFP for the eighteenth issue of 452°F. Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, to be published on January 31, 2018. The CFP is open and addressed to anyone who wishes to contribute and who holds 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, 2017. 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 “The Paradigm of the Archive in Contemporary Narrative and Visual Culture”. A non-exhaustive list of topics includes:


  1. Dialogues between contemporary narrative and philosophical approaches to the archive.
  2. Dialogues between contemporary visual culture and the materiality and instrumentalization of archives.
  3. Debates around the notion of archive in relation to avant-garde experiences in literature and art.
  4. Relationship of the paradigmatic thinkers on the archive and contemporary perspectives.
  5. Explorations around the relationship between memory, archive and history in literature and visual culture
  6. The configuration of personal archives, family albums, and autobiography in contemporary narrative and visual culture.


- 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 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 your proposals to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Barcelona, January 31, 2017

Editorial board, 452ºF

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