• CFP: Special Issue: Authorship in Canadian Literature

    2020-06-03

    Guest editor Professor Ruth Panofsky (Ryerson University) is seeking articles on the cultural performance of authorship in Canada, in any contemporary or historical literary milieu, for a special issue of the journal Authorship to be published in June 2021.

    Topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Authorship across and within diverse languages, literatures, and geographical locations: First Nations, colonial, transatlantic, transnational, translated, polyglot
    • Varieties of authors: poets, dramatists, novelists, journalists, critics, humourists; authors as entertainers, public intellectuals, moralists
    • Authenticity, authority, agency, attribution
    • Authorship and the canon
    • Gender, genre, and authorship: interrogating putative “feminine” and “masculine” models and modes of writing, self-fashioning, and getting published
    • Fame, infamy, lack of public recognition; the self-creation, branding, and reception of authors
    • Anonymity, pseudonymity, and authorial personae
    • Authors and cultural networks; authors and collaboration; single and multiple authors
    • The quotidian activities of writers as they relate to the public image of authors
    • Translation, editing, redacting, and reviewing considered as kinds of authorial performances
    • Authorship and the global marketplace; authorship and intellectual property
    • The textual re-creation of authors by editors, publishers, and printers
    • Authorship and/in the material book; authorship and new technologies (film, digital media, the internet)

    As an average length, Authorship prefers articles of approximately 5,000 words (notes and bibliography included), but slightly shorter ones are acceptable. Finalized articles should include parenthetical references to a final bibliography, using either the MLA style sheet or the Chicago style sheet (Author-Date system). The journal uses footnotes rather than endnotes.

    Please send your submission as an email attachment to panofsky@ryerson.ca by 15 January 2021. Kindly include a 50-word biographical statement and feel free to contact me with any questions.

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