CFP: “2015 — récits et fictions du terrorisme” / “2015 – Narratives and Fictions of Terrorism”, Deadline 1 March 2023

Committee member Alexandre Gefen is co-organising (with Caroline D. Laurent, Denis Peschanski and Anne-Marie Picard) the colloquium on fictions of terrorism. The even will consider the way in which French society has been able to recapture, through narratives (testimonies or works of fiction), the terrorist attacks of 2015 and how this narrative engagement with the attacks compare to the post-9/11 United States.

The colloquium will take place on November 15-17, 2023 at the American University of Paris and Université Sorbonne Nouvelle. Deadline for proposing papers: 1 March 2023. Further details can be found here.

Ivana Perica: Kick-off Event for the Research Project “The Cartography of the Political Novel in Europe”

Committee member Ivana Perica has assumed a new post as associate researcher in the HORIZON 2022 project “The Cartography of the Political Novel in Europe” (2023-2027). Launched on 1 February 2023, this consortium project examines how a specific literary genre (political novel) in various national and cultural contexts deals with political issues and thereby shapes the perception of local and global politics. In particular, the project aims to understand how perceptions formed by different beliefs, values, traditions, economy, history, culture, age and gender are reflected in the political novel, and how and why this literary genre re-emerges as a social factor today.

Join the project’s kick-off event on February 17, 2023, at 10 a.m. CET at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb (conference hall) and online.

Publications 2022

Here is a selection of studies published by current and former members of the ICLA Research Committee on Literary Theory in 2022:

Zaal Andronikashvili, “A Tale of Two Europes,” in Realities, Challenges, Visions? Towards a New Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy, ed. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha (Karlsruhe: KIT Scientific Publishing), 43–54;

Rok Benčin, “Verso un materialismo stilistico,” in Sulla soglia delle forme: genealogia, estetica, politica della materia, ed. Anna Montebugnoli (Milan: Meltemi), 91–106;

Marco Caracciolo (co-ed. w. Marlene Karlsson Marcussen & David Rodriguez), Narrating Nonhuman Spaces: Form, Story, and Experience beyond Anthropocentrism (New York: Routledge);

Divya Dwivedi (ed.), Virality of Evil: Philosophy in the Time of a Pandemic (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield);

Alexandre Gefen ( co-ed. w. Loïc Bourdeau), “Sous contrôle” : fictions et contre-fictions du contrôle social (= Nouvelles Études Francophones 37.1);

Davide Giuriato, “Kind/Kindheit,” in Handbuch Idylle, ed. Jan Gerstner, Jakob C. Heller, & Christian Schmitt (Heidelberg: J. B. Metzler), 465–67;

Jernej Habjan (ed.), Writing the Himalaya in Polish and Slovenian (= Slavica TerGestina 28);

Hermann Herlinghaus, “Affectivity beyond ‘Bare Life’: On the Non-Tragic Return of Violence in Latin American Film,” in A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture: Second Edition, ed. Sara Castro-Klaren (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons), 537–54;

Djelal Kadir (co-ed. w. Theo D’haen & David Damrosch), The Routledge Companion to World Literature: Second Edition (London: Routledge);

Woosung Kang, “A Fantasy of Survival and Class Stink in Parasite,” Unitas 95.2: 189–212;

Maya Kesrouany, “Theatre of the Probable: Saʿdallah Wannous, Rabih Mroué, and the Spectator,” Contemporary Levant 7.1: 39–53;

Ulrike Kistner, “(Un)Doing Critical Theory in Pretoria, 1981–1987,” History of Humanities 7.2: 195–213;

Karin Kukkonen (w. Dorothee Birke & Eva von Contzen), “Chrononarratology,” Narrative 30.1: 26–46;

Renate Lachmann, Rhetorik und Wissenspoetik: Studien zu Texten von Athanasius Kircher bis Miljenko Jergović (Bielefeld: transcript);

Svend Erik Larsen (co-ed. w. Steen Bille Jørgensen & Margaret R. Higonnet), Landscapes of Realism: Rethinking Literary Realism in Comparative Perspectives. Volume II: Pathways through Realism (Amsterdam: John Benjamins);

Xiaofan Amy Li, “A Post-Orientalist Turn: Pascal Quignard, Michèle Métail, and China,” in The Western Reinvention of Chinese Literature, 1910–2010, ed. Zong-qi Cai & Stephen Roddy (Leiden: Brill), 195–222;

Sowon Park, “Deixis and Dissociation: On the Adaptive Power of Dissociated ‘I’s,Modern Fiction Studies 68.4: 668–86;

Ivana Perica, “The Revolutionary Pulp Fiction,” Wiener Digitale Revue 4:;

Anders Pettersson, “On Literary Meaning,” Neohelicon 49.1: 167–81;

Ruth Ronen (co-ed. w. Rona Cohen), After Life: Recent Philosophy and Death (= Angelaki 27.1);

Robert Stockhammer, “Die Dorfgeschichte in Zeiten von Globalisierung und Anthropozän, ” Internationales Archiv für Sozialgeschichte der deutschen Literatur 47.2: 403–12;

Susanne Strätling, “Wärmelehren der Literatur: Energiemetaphern in Lev Tolstojs Krieg und Frieden,” Figurationen 23.2: 43–64;

Galin Tihanov (ed.), Universal Localities: The Languages of World Literature (Heidelberg: J. B. Metzler);

Stefan Willer, “Verhinderte Zukunft,” in Figurationen von Unsicherheit, ed. Eryk Noji et al. (Wiesbaden: Springer VS), 65–84;

Robert J. C. Young, “Resituating Nikolai Marr,” Interventions 24.5: 621–37.