The Journal for Literary and Intermedial Crossings (JLIC) is an e-journal that publishes original and innovative contributions engaging with literary and intermedial phenomena from various methodological angles and a wide range of disciplines including literary, theatre, media and cultural studies. We particularly welcome articles focusing on aesthetic ‘crossings’ of media, genres and spaces.
There will be two issues each year. The Spring Issue (May) regroups regular submissions following an ‘Open Call,’ while the Autumn Issue (November) represents a selection of papers delivered at the annual symposium of the journal’s founding research Centre for Literary and Intermedial Crossings. Call for Papers are regularly posted in the Open Calls section. In addition to articles, we also welcome suggestions for thematic issues for the journal’s spring edition (including a minimum of 5 articles plus introduction). JLIC supports textual as well as multi-media formatting.
Contributions to JLIC can be written in Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish or Italian. All manuscripts are peer-reviewed.
All work submitted to JLIC should reference and should be formatted according to our Author Guidelines.
Open Call for Articles: Spring Issue (May 2020)
JLIC offers an online publication platform to researchers from various fields engaging either directly or indirectly with the study of hybrid literary and/or intermedial phenomena. Targeted squarely at investigating the ‘in-between,’ the journal seeks contributions from scholars broadly covering intra- or inter-, or trans-aesthetic crossings that bridge a plurality of potential discourses, modalities, and methodologies. We particularly welcome articles focusing on aesthetic ‘crossings’ of media, genres and spaces. We welcome 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. In addition to articles, we also welcome suggestions for thematic issues (including a minimum of 5 articles plus introduction). All work submitted to JLIC should reference and be formatted according to our 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 15 October 2019. 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 email@example.com by 1 September 2019. 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.
Please click here for a PDF version of the open call.
Submit via e-mail in Word-format (.doc or .docx) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not mention your name or contact details in this document, but provide a separate file containing the article’s title, your name, affiliation, e-mail address, a 100-word abstract, and a list of 5 keywords.
Headings should be in 14 point, bold, Times New Roman, small caps. The text body should be in 12 point, Times New Roman, double line spacing. Please limit footnotes to a bare minimum. These should be consistent with the MLA-style, as similarly imposed on in-text references and reference lists. Contributions should be between 5,000 and 6,000 words (references and footnotes included). Use the styles provided here: styles.
Identify all references to books, monographs, articles, and other source-types at an appropriate point in the main text by the author’s last name and pagination, as well as year of publication in case of multiple sources from the same author, where appropriate – all within parentheses and consistent with the MLA-style of formatting. Subsequent citations of the same source with identical pagination should be identified by (Ibid.). We distinguish the following types of in-text references, with mention of the publication date contingent upon the presence of multiple sources by the same author:
(Abram 6) [single author, single source]
(Austin 56-62) [single author, single source, page range]
(Baalman 209, 221) [single author, single source, multi. references]
(Adams 2011: 182) [single author, multiple sources]
(Adigard 2011c: 23) [single author, multiple sources from same year]
(Augoyard and Torgue 167) [single source, dual authorship]
(Atkins qtd. in Agamben 78) [author quoted in other source]
(Artaud 23; Ascott 5) [multiple related references]
(Augé et al. 54) [single source, multiple authors]
The bibliography should be listed ‘Works Cited.’ List all entries cited in the text or any other items used to prepare the manuscript in alphabetical order – first by authors, then – in case of multiple entries by the same author – by year of publication. Alphabetize works with no known author by their title. Please follow the MLA-format, including mention of the publication medium. For additional types of references, please visit the Purdue Online Writing Lab.
Baird, Davis. Thing Knowledge: A Philosophy of Scientific Instruments. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004. Print.
Barrett, Estelle, and Barbara Bolt. Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry. London: I.B. Tauris, 2009. Print.
Callon, Michel, Pierre Lascoumes, and Yannick Barthe. Acting in an Uncertain World: An Essay on Technical Democracy. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009. Print.
Desjarlais, Robert. Body and Emotion: The Aesthetics of Illness and Healing in the Nepal-Himalayas. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992. Print.
—. Sensory Biographies: Lives and Deaths among Nepal’s Yolmo Buddhists. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. Print.
Critical Arts Ensemble. Flesh Machine: Cyborgs, Designer Babies, Eugenic Consciousness. New York: Autonomedia, 1998. Print.
Deleuze, Gilles. Cinema 1: The Movement-Image. Trans. Hugh Tomlinson. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1986. Print.
Hutcheon, Linda. A Theory of Adaptation. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2013. Print.
Sterne, Laurence. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. Ed. Joan New. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2003. Print.
Huxley, Julian. “The Tissue Culture King.” Great Science Fiction by Scientists. Ed. Groff Conklin. New York: Collier Books, 1946. 147-170. Print.
Peirce, Charles Sanders. Collected Papers. Vol. 5. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1978. Print.
Heymans, Peter. The Beautiful, the Sublime, and the Aesthetics of Species in British Romanticism. Diss. Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2010. Print.
Jesurun, John. “Mildred Pierce Remake/Remodel.” Index Nov. 1997: 58-63. Print.
Kissel, Howard. “New Speed Limits on Broadway.” New York Daily News 29 Sep. 1988: 51. Print.
Kiesler, Frederick. “On Correalism and Biotechnique.” Architectural Record 86.3 (1939): 60-75. Print.
Lopez, Francisco. “Schizophonia vs. l’Objet Sonore: Soundscapes and Artistic Freedom.” eContact 1.4 (1998): n. pag. Web. 10 August 2013.
Verdonck, Kris. Personal interview. 17 Sep. 2015.
Mamet, David, and Lawrence Kushner. Interview with Alex Chadwick. NPR, Washington. 29 Sep. 2003. Radio.
Hayles, N. Katherine. “South Atlantic Modern Language Association 2013 Annual Conference Presentation.” Georgia State University. Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center, Atlanta, GA. 8 Nov. 2013. Keynote Address.
We’re No Angels. Dir. Neil Jordan. Paramount, 1989. DVD.
Bowie, David. Black Tie White Noise. Savage Music, 1993. CD.
Beethoven, Ludwig van. The 9 Symphonies. Perf. NBC Symphonic Orchestra. Cond. Arturo Toscanini. RCA, 2003. CD.
For quotations within the text, please use double inverted commas on all occasions, except for a quotation within a quotation. In the latter case single inverted commas should be used. Quotations longer than 40 words should be typed in an indented paragraph format, 10 point, without the use of inverted commas.
Video files are best submitted in .mp4 format (maximum size: 96Mb).
Audio clips are best submitted in .mp3 format, but we will accept CDs and convert these.