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Cultural Intertexts (Year VII, Vol. X)
Topic of the Current Edition
The (Roaring) Twenties
CULTURAL INTERTEXTS started in 2014, as a result of a yes, we can kind of attitude. The name of the journal was meant to reflect the multi-layered textuality of the world embedded in cultures and embedding cultures in its turn. The first two issues came out at Casa Cărții de Știință Press in a single volume (1-2/ 2014) of 373 pages, with 23 papers on Literature and Cultural Studies, and 11 dealing with Linguistics and Translation Studies. They had all been presented during the 2014 edition of the annual Doctoral Conference of “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania. Six years have passed, and seven more issues have been added to the collection. As the tenth issue of the journal is to be published in 2020, we feel that it’s high time for statistics.
- 6 years;
- 9 issues, both in print and electronic OA edition;
- 1573 pages;
- 133 peer-reviewed scientific articles and reviews;
- Contributors from: the Czech Republic, Greece, Georgia, Italy, India, Israel, Kuwait, Moldova, Nigeria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Tunisia, Ukraine, the UK and USA;
- Indexing: presence in the following international databases: ERIH+, Ebsco, DOAJ, ProQuest, Index Copernicus, CEEOL; under evaluation by Clarivate Analytics.
Eclecticism is what best characterises the nine issues published so far. Feeling that many areas of expertise may fall under the generous name of the journal, we have accepted a wide range of topics.
But the times are a-changing and we are changing with them; therefore, for the 10th issue of Cultural Intertexts, we invite our contributors, for the first time, to submit papers under a unifying theme. And what could be more appropriate in 2020 than… the (Roaring) Twenties?
Although the name is borrowed from the boisterous years following the Great War in the United States, we welcome papers on cultural matters from all geographical and cultural spaces of the 1920s and 2020s, with an aim to create a hundred years’ bridge between then and now. If it’s still too eclectic, it’s because this is what we did in the 1920s and are (still) doing in the 2020s.
We dreamed the American Dream with Fitzgerald, roamed the Parisian avenues with the Lost Generation, spent time in speakeasies accompanied by jazz, while drinking moonshine, experimented with narrative and poetic forms alongside Joyce and Eliot, and asked for women’s right to a room of [their] own with Virginia Woolf. We did everything we could to recover after an exhausting war.
And now? Now we’re Brexit-ing, alongside a nation that didn’t seem to know what they had voted, we’re Meghan-Markle-ing, casting away the timeless/obsolete traditions of the British royal family, we’re Trump-ing, raising walls between us and the others, we’re still Coca-colonizing and Hollywood-izing the rest of the world, while also being concerned with the state of the planet, war refugees, environment, globalization, literature of the previously silenced and, once again, women’s rights. We are plunging into fantasy novels made famous by video games and Netflix series, we are reading and watching satirical and political dystopias, fooling ourselves that they’re only fiction, we are mourning for Notre Dame, for Australia and for the victims of terrorist ‘incidents’. We have invented political correctness. We are bracing ourselves for another world war with every piece of breaking news from Russia or the Middle East.
These topics and others which we may have omitted may stand at the core of the research papers that we would gladly gather between the covers of the 10th issue of Cultural Intertexts, provided that they meet the scientific standards of our editorial staff and pass the double-blind peer review process. Please send your 4,000-6,500-word contribution (including abstract, references and endnotes) as editable Microsoft Office Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 June 2020. Book reviews covering critical materials of the periods under focus are also welcome.
Faculty of Letters, “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati
Deadline for Proposals
June 30, 2020
Conference Announcement: The 30th Annual International Conference on British and American Studies – Timișoara (Romania)
The English Department of the Faculty of Letters, University of Timişoara, is pleased to announce its 30th international conference on British and American Studies, which will be held in May 14-16, 2020.
Confirmed plenary speakers:
- Professor Dirk Geeraerts, University of Leuven
- Professor Ștefan Oltean, University of Cluj-Napoca
- Professor Aline Ferreira, University of Aveiro
- Professor Vesna Goldsworthy, University of Exeter and East Anglia
Organiser: West University of Timișoara
Date: 14-16 May 2020
Venue: West University of Timișoara
Deadline for proposals: 1 March 2020
Conference Announcement: Thirty Years since the Fall of Communism: Visual Narratives, Memory and Culture – Galați (Romania)
The conference is intended as a cultural forum for imparting knowledge and research on the textuality and representation of recent, lived history, from different yet interrelated angles:
- History and Memory Studies
- Political Sciences
- Cultural Studies
- Film Studies
- Literary criticism
- Cultural Anthropology, etc.
Without any claims to historical truth(s), we hereby invite individual contributions to an academic debate within the framework of an event that will hopefully shed some light on the way in which communism was culturally represented before and after 1989 in the former communist states and in the West.
Organiser: Faculty of History, Philosophy and Theology, Faculty of Letters, the Cross-border Faculty – Dunarea de Jos University of Galati
Date: November 21-22, 2019
Venue: Dunărea de Jos University Faculty of History, Philosophy and Theology, Faculty of Letters, Galati, STR. Domneasca nr. 111, building AS
Deadline for proposals: July 28, 2019
Conference website: http://fift.ugal.ro/30years/
Choices and Common Sense
This conference aims at the exchange of ideas and experiences across the fields of English and German language, literary studies and cultural policies, also taking into consideration cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary issues raised in the fields of literature, linguistics, culture, translation studies and applied linguistics.
Organiser: The Department of British, American, and German Studies in collaboration with Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade and with Romanian Society of English and American Studies
Date: October 17 – 19, 2019
Venue: University of Craiova, Romania
Deadline for proposals: July 31, 2019
Conference website: https://litere.ucv.ro/litere/ro/content/llcp-home
Exploring Language Variation, Diversity and Change
Organiser: Department of Theoretical and Applied Languages, Transilvania University of Brașov
Date: 10-11 May 2019
Venue: Brașov (Romania)
Deadline for proposals: 25 April 2019
Conference website: https://anglistica.unitbv.ro/
Conference Announcement: Language and Literature – European Landmarks of Identity, Pitești (Romania)
Irony and Humour: Imaginary and Representation
Organiser: FACULTY OF THEOLOGY, LETTERS, HISTORY AND ARTS
THE RESEARCH CENTRE ON THE IMAGINARY. TEXT, DISCOURSE, COMMUNICATION. IMAGINES
LE CENTRE DE RÉUSSITE UNIVERSITAIRE UNIVERSITY OF PITEŞTI
Date: June 14-16, 2019
Venue: Pitești, Romania
Deadline for proposals: 3 April 2019
History, Memory and Accomplishment
Organizer: Department of English, Faculty of Letters, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj
Dates: 24-26 October 2019
Venue: Faculty of Letters, Str. Horea 31, Cluj-Napoca
Deadline for proposals: 15 September 2019
Conference website: https://constructions10.wordpress.com/