In 2018 «The Problems of Literary Genres» is going to publish four volumes (3 of them concerning a selected theme):
1) – general genre issue with no specific dominant subject
Submissions to: 2018-01-31
2) culture of narcissism/exhibitionism
Exemplary topics: confession (genre) and its alternations in the participatory culture; the generality of authorship (self-publishing, social media, blogs, vlogs, etc.); autobiography and its boundaries; the magnitude of PR and marketing; publishing strategies and their role in reception, criticism and «vitality» of texts.
Submissions to: 2018-03-31
3) engaged culture/culture in danger
Exemplary topics: roles of culture and literature, but also journalism, in shaping social relations in the age of bottom-up social movements; engaged culture; engaging processes in culture; ideology in literature; (geo) policy, civic journalism, rhetoric and ideological engagement, new journalism; discourse of power; critical potential of genres such as parody or pastiche, but also novels or engagement poetry.
Submissions to: 2018-05-31
4) monstrous culture/ monsters in culture
Exemplary topics: the Gothic convention and its newest incarnations; the evolution of gothic figures of monstrosity and monstrous bodies – appropriated and appropriated bodies; Gothicism and gender and sexuality; transformation / hybridization of the Gothic genre; Gothic convention in such categories as repulsion, nostalgia, transgression; Gothic narratives – innovations and repetitions; relations between Gothicism and current socio-political context; the impact of the Gothic convention on the rhetoric of political debate; Gothic issues on the meta-level; cultural circularity of the Gothic themed media – fandoms, social media, specialist magazines.
Submissions to: 2018-08-31