Call for papers (v. 37, n. 1, 2021): Issue on Literature, Intermediality, and Education

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Call for Papers
March 15, 2020 to August 17, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Digital Humanities, Educational Technology, Literature, Teaching and Learning
 Letras & Letras (UFU)


Call for papers (v. 37, n. 1, 2021): Issue on Literature, Intermediality, and Education


The term intermediality is quite recent and it has broadened the understanding of the research on interart relations by incorporating the word “media”, giving greater emphasis to the materiality of cultural products than cultural values and conventions associated with the term “art”. For Claus Clüver (2011, p. 9), studies of intermediality understand that the word “media” is a more appropriate way to refer to physical means or to the material modality used to produce meaning. Intermediality, also for Clüver (2011), is a recent term used to analyze all types of interrelationships and interactions among the media. On the other hand, according to Irina O. Rajeswky (2012), “intermediality” is a very comprehensive term that includes phenomena that relies on two or more genres to establish themselves. The field of intermediality studies is very broad and can involve both interartistic processes and those that use digital resources.

Whereas debates involving the concept of intermediality and the applicability of the interrelationships between arts, media and diverse literary forms have been quite fruitful, their pedagogies and methodologies have been underestimated. The teaching of culturally informed literature by the arts and media, which are transformed into increasingly complex discursive processes, is becoming more and more necessary, especially with regard to undergraduate courses, a traditional locus of teacher training. For Semali & Pailliotet (1999, p. 4-6), modern readers are faced with intermedial texts all the time and intermidiality requires competence in understanding and producing not only printed media, but also visual, oral, pop media , electronic and combined, as well as texts produced by students, life experiences, cultural, and social events. Still according to these authors, modern critical literacy is intermedial and involves the ability to read and write that uses signs, added to the crossing of boundaries of several semiotic systems.

This dossier proposes to investigate how this interdisciplinary knowledge that converges literature, arts, and media can integrate the curricula of undergraduate courses aiming to bring together linguistic, literary, artistic, and media knowledge, which are now so necessary for teacher training.

The interdisciplinary and transversal characteristics of Intermediality Studies can provide access to the interartistic knowledge necessary to train teachers in the area of Languages and Literature, so that the teaching of literature in basic education becomes mediatic and culturally informed. This proposal seeks to integrate recent research in intermidiality and its applicability in educational contexts, by proposing discussions regarding methodologies for presenting content that integrate literature and other arts and media. This dossier seeks to present studies that include literature, theater, cinema, musicals, television, script, painting, sculpture, graphic novel, comics, photography, among other artistic objects, in the face of teaching-learning contexts. Among the expected intermedial practices, there are the processes of media transposition, the combination of media, intermediate references, transmedia, remediation and its role in the creation of new media, transmedia and the study of transferring media modalities; and yet other forms of interface e hybrid media, such as rewriting and re-readings of literary texts, adaptations, novelizations, ekphrasis, video-art, and visual poetry.  

This issue is expected to comprise articles, interviews, translations and book reviews addressing literature and one or more media in scenarios that include, but are not limited to: 1) case studies involving the classroom, 2) proposal of studies and teaching/learning methods that include literature and media, and 3) theoretical discussions on the interface between intermediality studies and educational contexts.


Guest editors: 

  Prof. Erika Viviane Costa Vieira - Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri, Brazil

  Prof. Miriam de Paiva Vieira - Universidade Federal de São João del Rei, Brazil

  Prof. Heidrun Führer - University of Lund, Sweden


First call : 10 March 2020

Submissions: by 17 August 2020

Letters of acceptance: by December 2020 

Publication: 1st semester 2021


Languages: English, Spanish, French, or Portuguese

Contact Info: 

Professor Erika Vieira - 

UFVJM - Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys


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