SPECIAL ISSUE 2023 – REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DANUBE IN LITERATURE AND THE ARTS
Organization: Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania
Cultural Intertexts, an academic journal of Literature and Cultural Studies, ISSN 2393-0624, E-ISSN 2393-1078, invites proposals of original articles related to the theme: “Representations of the Danube in Literature and the Arts”.
From the Black Forest to the Black Sea, the Danube crosses ten countries and four capital cities, forming a site of cultural memory, both fluid because of the natural features of the river and static because of the lands it connects. From epoch to epoch, the Danube has sparked the imagination of many writers and artists that left us a rich artistic heritage, whose disparate locations invite us to travel and explore.
The river Danube is an essential element in defining and shaping the geographical, environmental, historical and political landscape of Central and Eastern Europe. Therefore, the study of the cultural phenomena of the Danube region is meant to increase our awareness of belonging to a common tradition and to get inspiration from the natural relationships the river represents.
Future contributors are invited to submit papers that explore the artistic cultures of the Danube in verbal, visual and aural forms – such as prose, poetry, drama, graphic novels, comics, documentaries, feature films, photography, painting, sculpture, installation art, music, etc. – examining the signifying systems they use, the imagery on which they draw, their audiences, their social and historical contexts, and the discourses they bring about.
Please send your proposals, which should have between 4,000 and 6,000 words and include a title, an abstract of 250-300 words, five key terms, endnotes, a bibliography, and a biography of about 100 words, to email@example.com by 16 April 2023. Please prepare your manuscript according to the Harvard Manual of Style and the style sheet available here: https://www.cultural-intertexts.com/submissions/.
Every manuscript is single-blind peer-reviewed by two senior researchers or academics. All submitted essays are expected to be original and previously unpublished. The authors will be notified of the editorial decision in about 60 days.
Dr Monica Manolachi
Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature
University of Bucharest