Concepts of ‘I’ - ‘Self’ - ‘Subject(ivity’) in Literature and Literary Theory

Venue: Vienna

Location: Vienna, Austria

Event Date/Time: Apr 17, 2009 End Date/Time: Apr 20, 2009
Registration Date: Aug 15, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Aug 15, 2008
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Concepts of ‘I’ - ‘Self’ - ‘Subject(ivity’) in Literature and Literary Theory.

- Submissions beginning NOW; Deadline: 15 August 2008

- Date of Publication: April 2009

- Date of Conference: 17 April – 20 April 2009, Vienna

The Albertina-Foundation Europe welcomes approximately 40 essays of interest to those concerned with the study of key concepts, both, in literature, literary studies: ‘I’ – ‘self’ – ‘Subject(ivity).’

We are looking particularly for contributions on various topics in literary studies, literary theory and philosophy of literature answering to the publication's subject matter.

We welcome papers examining the issue of ‘I’ – ‘self’ – ‘Subject(ivity)’ from either practical perspectives, or based on foregrounded theoretical assumptions, as well as papers concerning single authors or comparative views. We are especially interested in papers taking polemical positions concerning the relationship between poetic forms and content and cultural/philosophic thought.

Articles of fewer than 12,000 words or more than 25,000 words are not considered for publication. The word count includes notes but excludes works-cited lists and translations, which should accompany foreign language quotations.

Each article submitted is send to two reviewers. Articles recommended by these readers are then sent to the members of the editorial board, who meet in late October 2008 to make final decisions. Until a final decision is reached, the author's name is not made known to consultant readers and the editorial board. Because the submission of an article simultaneously to more than one refereed project can result in duplication of the demanding task of reviewing the manuscript, it is our policy not to review articles that are under consideration elsewhere. We also accept sections of unpublished dissertations.

The PUBLICATION will appear in two volumes; followed by a CONFERENCE in Vienna, April 2009. As a result of generous financial support given by institutional and public donators, we are able to cover all expenses related to traveling to and from Vienna as well as lodging and board. The authors of accepted contributions will be equipped with flight tickets and hotel vouchers by December 2008.

Submissions, prepared according to the “MLA Style (6th edition),” should be sent electronically (MS Word document) to:


Please enclose a brief cv and publication list if existing. Authors of articles are not paid but will receive 25 offprints free of charge and one copy of the publication.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us any time.

Prof. Dr. J. Taffarel (Buenos Aires)
US Albertina Foundation for Academic Excellence
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