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Special Issue "Epistemologies in 20th Century French Literature and Thought"
A special issue of Literature (ISSN 2410-9789).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2022) | Viewed by 3341
Special Issue Editor
Interests: contemporary literature and theory from France, Latin America, and the United States; ecocriticism and animal studies
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Special Issue Information
This Special Issue is dedicated to a discussion of literary and philosophical texts that explore different ways of knowing, along with the implications of particular knowledge practices and approaches. While the topic certainly lends itself to an engagement with philosophical texts, as the title indicates we are equally interested in papers that examine epistemological questions that arise in fiction and poetry. With that in mind, we invite papers that consider the intersection of literature with other fields of study, such as ecology, ethology, anthropology, and psychology. In a century where many writers and thinkers define themselves against older empirical and rational models of knowing, we also see new knowledge practices arise, along with careful study of the way knowledge reflects particular social structures, cultural norms, and power dynamics. How do literary and philosophical texts—or those that blur the boundary between the two—respond to or manifest new epistemological questions and challenges that arise in the 20th century? What assumptions do these texts challenge, and what new epistemologies do they posit? For this Special Issue, we understand the designation of “French” literature and thought as inclusive of all French-language texts and traditions of the 20th century.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Anne McConnell
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Literature is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- 20th century literature
- French literature
- Francophone literature
- 20th century philosophy
- critical theory
- philosophy of science