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CfP: The Journal for Literary and Intermedial Crossings

The Journal for Literary and Intermedial Crossings (JLIC) is edited by members of the Centre for Intermedial and Literary Crossings, based at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. JLIC aims to offer a publication platform to researchers from various fields engaging either directly or indirectly with the study of hybrid literary, cultural and/or intermedial phenomena. The journal (ISSN 2506-8709) is a peer-reviewed open access publication supported by an international advisory board and is aimed at an academic readership.




The Journal for Literary and Intermedial Crossings (ISSN 2506-8709) offers an online publication platform to researchers who wish to explore various aesthetic ‘crossings’ concerning media, genres and/or spaces. Targeted squarely at investigating the ‘in-between,’ the journal seeks contributions from scholars broadly covering medial, literary, generic, spatial and cultural crossings that bridge a plurality of potential discourses, modalities, and methodologies. The JLIC particularly welcomes articles focusing on e.g. intra-, inter- and transmedial phenomena, hypermedia, genre hybridization and mixing, (inter-/cross-)cultural exchange, networks, interactions, contact zones, entanglements, cross-border movements, multilingualism, transnationality, topographies, etc. 


The JLIC welcomes contributions between 5,000 and 6,000 words (references and footnotes included) in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. All manuscripts are peer-reviewed. JLIC supports textual as well as multi-media formatting. All work submitted to JLIC should reference and be formatted according to the Author Guidelines. Articles may be submitted in Word format. Figures, video and audio files etc. should be saved separately from the text. 


The deadline for articles is 26 April 2021. Please send an abstract of maximum 500 words (in English and, if applicable, also in the language of your article, i.e. Dutch, French, German, Italian or Spanish) and a list of 5 keywords (in the same (two) language(s)) and a 100-word author bio (in English only) to  by 28 February 2021. Potential contributors should bear in mind that a two-stage review process is envisaged for full essays. In the first stage, articles will be reviewed by one of the journal editors. In the second stage, articles will be double-blind peer-reviewed by at least one external anonymous expert referee.  


JLIC considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that: 

- the manuscript is your own original work, and does not duplicate any other previously published work, including your own previously published work. 

- the manuscript has been submitted only to the Journal of Literary and Intermedial Crossings; it is not under consideration or peer review or accepted for publication or in press or published elsewhere. 

- the manuscript contains nothing that is abusive, defamatory, libellous, obscene, fraudulent, or illegal. 

- the author has obtained the necessary permission to reuse third-party material in their article. The use of short extracts of text and some other types of material is usually permitted, on a limited basis, for the purposes of criticism and review without securing formal permission. If you wish to include any material in your article for which you do not hold copyright, and which is not covered by this informal agreement, you will need to obtain written permission from the copyright owner prior to submission.

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