CFP: "POST-SCRIPTUM", Meridian Critic Journal
In a culture permeated with the aesthetics of incompleteness, the practice of the post-scriptum no longer refers to the classical supplement that clarifies what the text has omitted to say primarily, not even to the platitudes justifying idiosyncrasies of style or of any other kind that writers of previous centuries used to conclude their writings with. Post-scriptum denotes now whatever comes after the text, any type of addendum that completes (sometimes competes with) the initial text, which is thus defined as provisional and forever amendable. In spite of the fact that it appears to conclude a text, any ending marks the place where another text originates in the same way in which an original text, that is never the original text, reclaims itself from the endings of other texts.
Since practices of recycling and reproduction, together with those that decenter and demolish authorial authority, are quasi-universal, we use the term ‟text” to cover arts in general and all forms of media where one can detect protheses of original texts that have mobilised energies capable of producing further texts.
The academic journal Meridian critic invites researchers to propose innovating and interdisciplinary perspectives on the subject. Possible topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- afterwords, addenda, codicils, excursuses, supplements, appendixes, epilogues, errata, etc.;
- double/ multiple endings, altered/ alternative/ open endings;
- palimpsests, versions, variants, abridgments, revisions, revaluations;
- rewritings, sequels, follow-ups, film and book franchises;
- funeral texts as existential postscripts: elegies, epitaphs, requiems, obituaries, necrologues, funeral inscriptions, laments;
- literary criticism, movie/stage versions of literary texts as postscripts.
Articles may be written in Romanian, English, French, or German.
Abstracts (no more than 200 words), full article (maximum 7,000 words) and a brief presentation of the author (a bio-note of no more than 400 words) will be sent at: email@example.com
For further details concerning style and templates, follow the format of the samples given at: http://meridiancritic.usv.ro/index.php?page=norme-de-redactare
Deadline for full article submission: 31st of March 2021.
Post-Scriptum: We dedicate this issue to the memory of our colleagues, Sabina Fînaru (1959-2019) and Gabriela Rangu (1969-2020), former members of the editorial board of Meridian Critic. The volume pays homage to their life, devoted with joy, humour and intelligence to teaching and literature.
Luminita Elena Turcu, PhD
Special Issue Editor