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Call for papers

Special Issue of Phrasis. Studies in Language and Literature:
"Literature and Economy as Mutually Shaping Discourses since the
Enlightenment"


The German Literature Research Group of the Department of Literary
Studies at Ghent University is editing a special issue of the peer
reviewed scholarly journal Phrasis. Studies in Language and Literature
on the topic Literature and Economy as Mutually Shaping Discourses
since the Enlightenment. Goal of this publication is to bring together
insights from different linguistic and cultural traditions into the
interplay between literature and economy.

Phrasis. Studies in Language and Literature is a scholarly journal,
published by Academia Press, devoted to the study of Dutch, French,
English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Latin, (Ancient and
New) Greek and the Scandinavian language and literature. It appears
bi-annually and features a theme issue on literary studies in the
spring and a theme issue on linguistics in the autumn.
For more information on Phrasis please visit the website
http://www.phrasis.ugent.be/.

Thematically, this theme issue on Literature and Economy seeks to
address such issues as:
(1) the ways in which predominant economic theories inform
contemporary (i.e. from the late 17th and 18th century onward)
literature,
(2) the equi- or multivocality of literary discourse in consolidating
as well as eroding and even altering economic aspects of
power/authority, and
(3) the contribution of both literary and economic discourse to the
larger complex of institutionalized production of cultural meaning and
identity.
Major methodological influences informing this topic include the
(early) Foucauldian discourse-concept as well as theories of
poststructuralism that build on Foucault (Greenblatt's cultural
poetics, gender and postcolonial studies).

Articles (approximately 8,000 to 10,000 words long, written in MLA
style and fit for double blind peer review) should be sent to
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8, 2013.


Jules De Doncker, MA
Research Group 'German Literature'
Ghent University
Blandijnberg 2
B-9000 Gent
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Prof. Dr. Benjamin Biebuyck
Research Group 'German Literature'
Ghent University
Blandijnberg 2
B-9000 Gent
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