[H-verkko] CFP: Authorship

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Authorship looking for Submissions


Call for Contributions

The peer-reviewed, open access e-journal Authorship, planned to go
online in the summer of 2011 and to appear twice a year, is seeking
submissions for its inaugural issue. The journal aims to offer a
venue in which to describe diverse historical and discursive settings
of authorship, and to grapple with the complex issues of authorial
authority, independence or interdependence, and self-fashioning. The
Romantic or New Critical concept of the solitary genius or auteur (if
indeed such an entity ever existed at all) has for decades now been
the subject of intense critical scrutiny and revision; as a result,
what the general public might once have thought of as authorial
agency is now submerged in an elaborate tissue of critical feedback,
textual instability, editorial intervention, and accidents of
publishing, branding, and spin. And yet the Author persists, as a
nomenclature, as a catalogue entry, as a biographical entity, as a
popular icon, and as an assumed agent of creativity and innovation.
In analyzing cultural formations of 'authoriality' as they developed
historically, over a long period of time and in a variety of
geographical locations, in relation to cultural networks and social
change, to transformations of the media, as well as to changing
perceptions of gender and personhood, Authorship hopes to foster a
more refined and precise theoretical and historical understanding of
the complex ideological, technological and social processes that
transform a writer into an author. We therefore welcome articles in
English on the cultural performance of authorship in any contemporary
or historical literary milieu. 

Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Authorship across and within diverse languages, literatures, and
geographical locations: colonial, transatlantic, transnational,
translated, polyglot.

- Varieties of authors: dramatists, novelists, poets, journalists,
sages, critics, humorists; authors as entertainers, public
intellectuals, moralists.

- Authenticity, authority, agency, attribution.

- Authorship and the canon.

- Gender and authorship: interrogating putative 'feminine' and
'masculine' models of writing, self-fashioning, and getting

- Fame, infame, disfame, lack of fame; the self-creation, branding
and reception of authors.

- Anonymity, pseudonymity, and authorial personae. 

- Authors and collaboration; single and multiple authors.  Authors
and cultural networks.

- The quotidian activities of writers as they relate to the public
image of authors.

- Translation, editing, redacting, and reviewing considered as kinds
of authorial performances.

- Authorship and the marketplace; authors and patrons; authorship and
intellectual property.

- The textual re-creation of authors by editors, publishers, and

- Authorship and/in the material book; authorship & new technologies
(film, digital media, the internet).

Submissions may be sent to the editors (authorship[at]ugent.be).  The
recommended length for articles is about 5,000 words, and the deadline
to be considered for inclusion in the first issue is 1 May, 2011. See
the website of Authorship at http://www.authorship.ugent.be/ for more
information and to sign up for email notification of future issues.  

This journal is an initiative of the Research project on Authorship
as Performance (RAP). For further information, visit

Ilmoituksen lähetti: Agricola <agricola at utu.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 02.05.2011
Lisätietoja WWW-osoitteesta: http://www.authorship.ugent.be