CFP: Volume on Literary Journalism/Creative Nonfiction in East-Central Europe

Deadline: April 30, 2024

Call for Abstracts

Proposals for Book Chapters for a Volume on Literary Journalism/Creative
Nonfiction in East-Central Europe:

Abstracts are invited for a proposed collection on Literary Journalism/
Creative Non-Fiction in East-Central Europe. The volume takes as its central
concern the current shapes and forms of what is variously called literary
journalism, creative non-fiction, creative documentary narrative, or reportage
(among other terms) in the region. We have already received preliminary
interest from an academic publisher.

Geographically we define East-Central Europe as the world region that lies
between Germany and Russia, south of Scandinavia and north of Greece and
Turkey. Many of the countries in the region are now full members of the EU and
NATO, some are candidate countries, and all of them share a common heritage of
once belonging to the Communist world during the second half of the 20th

We look forward to receiving abstracts for proposed chapters that
chronologically focus on the 21st century and contemporary developments,
motifs, and trends, but we will also consider contributions that provide a
somewhat broader historical context for specific works, authors, national
genre genealogies, etc. Chapter proposals focused on the transition era (late
1980s, early 1990s) and the post-socialist era (mid 1990s to mid 2000s) are
also welcome.

Similar to our geographically flexible definition of the region, we also have
a broad conception of who could count as an East-Central European author. We
would consider authors, groups of authors, or schools that i) originate in the
region, ii) are/were working in the region; iii) originally publish(ed) their
work in regional languages, in regional forums (newspapers, magazines, books,
blogs, online forums, etc.). Proposals on internationally unknown or little-
known authors, traditions, or even national genre genealogies are especially

Please submit abstracts of 500 – 600 words no later than April 30, 2024. After
reviewing the chapter proposals, we will invite contributions. Deadline for
completed chapters will be Nov. 15, 2024.

Final essays should be between 9,000 and 12,000 words, including notes and
references and be argumentative rather than descriptive in approach.

Authors whose works are included in the volume will be responsible for i)
submitting English language proofread chapters and ii) clearing all
permissions for the re-use of third-party material.

Address abstracts to Dr György Túry and Dr. Rob Alexander (editors).

Dr György Túry, Associate Professor, Budapest Metropolitan University
Research Fellow, Corvinus Institute for Advanced Studies, Corvinus University
of Budapest

Dr Rob Alexander, Associate Professor, Brock University
Past President, International Association for Literary Journalism Studies

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