CFP: Literary Theory and Media Change (JLT)

Call for Articles: Journal of Literary Theory, Vol. 6, No. 2 (2012)

Literary Theory and Media Change

Submission Deadline: January 15th 2012


Literature is part of a media world that does not only change the physical aspects of reading by introducing e-books, audio books and other formats, but which links literature to the realms of movies, hypertexts, social media and other phenomena, where different hierarchies of aesthetic objects and their evaluation apply. How do these changes affect concepts and theories of literature?

Papers are welcome that systematically analyze the changing attitudes, terms and concepts of literary theory provoked by recent (or not so recent) shifts in (digital) media environments.

Possible topics could include, but are not limited to the discussion of changes in reading habits, possibilities opened up to research by digital corpora, aspects of media competition, convergence, and combination in relation to literature, aspects of the history of media or literature studies.

Contributions should not exceed 50,000 characters in length and have to be submitted until January 15th, 2012. Please submit your contribution electronically via our website under ‘Articles’.

Articles are chosen for publication by an international advisory board in a double-blind review process.

For further information about JLT and to view the submission guidelines, please visit or contact the editorial office at

Christina Riesenweber
Assistant Editor
JLT – Journal of Literary Theory
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Seminar für Deutsche Philologie
Kate-Hamburger-Weg 3
37073 Göttingen
0049 – (0)551 – 39 – 7534

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