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FORUM FOR MODERN LANGUAGE STUDIES
Forthcoming Special Issue
Literary Anniversaries: The 15s
Call for Articles

In 2015, FMLS celebrates its fiftieth birthday. To mark this, the General Editors have decided to devote the October 2015 Special Issue of the journal to the topic of literary anniversaries, and more specifically to anniversaries of literary events, or events in literature, which occurred in years ending in '15'. Examples of such literary events might be the appearance in 1615 of the Second Part of Don Quixote or the publication in 1915 of Kafka's Die Verwandlung; events appearing, in however indirect or distorted a form, in works of literature might include the battle of Agincourt (1415) in Henry V, or the battle of Waterloo (1815) in Stendhal's La Chartreuse de Parme or Thackeray's Vanity Fair. We particularly welcome submissions that reflect on such notions as anniversary, commemoration or periodization and address questions such as the following: how do texts explore the relationship between the public time of the anniversary and the subjective experience of temporality? What meanings and feelings attach to literary anniversaries, and what place do the latter occupy in the psychology of characters or authors? What role do anniversaries play in our notions of literary history and periodization? What are the ideological implications of the commemoration of literary events, or of events in literature?

We invite submissions (in English) exploring literature of any period written in any of the languages covered by the journal (usually English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish). Prospective contributors are invited to send a 300-word outline to the editor of this Special Issue, Robin MacKenzie ([log in to unmask]), by 31 March 2014. Articles chosen for further consideration must be submitted in draft by 30 September 2014, and the definitive version by 31 March 2015. Texts should be no more than 6,000 words in length including notes, should conform to MHRA style, and must be accompanied by an abstract summarizing the principal arguments. Please submit articles online at:
http://fmls.oxfordjournals.org
or, if there is a compelling reason, by email attachment: in this case, please contact Robin MacKenzie. Articles which do not find a place in the Special Issue may be considered for inclusion in general issues of FMLS, which appear twice annually.

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