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MMLA Journal Current CFPs:
Fall 2020 - Doubles, Duality, Doppelgängers
From the invention of writing to the society of simulation, doubles have been present in literatures and cultures throughout the ages. Whether in the form of alter egos, twins, doppelgängers, reflections, or look-alikes, doubles fascinate – in everyday life and culture as well as in literature. As Pirandello confirmed in One, No One and One Hundred Thousand, there are as many versions of one single person as there are others’ eyes looking on, perceiving, reflecting and judging. Individual and social worlds are comprised of a myriad of doubles. This special issue seeks to engage how these themes are expressed throughout literature and across cultures.
- Doubles, doppelgängers, twins, mirror images, reflections in world literature(s);
- Identity, transcultural identity, transgender identity, psychology studies, cultural studies, literary criticism, gender studies;
- Duality in pedagogy, doubles in the classroom (the professor’s persona, teaching Gothic and other generic doubles and duplicities, the student-teacher relationship/dichotomy, teaching with various methods, digital teaching, hybrid and on-line teaching vs face-to-face);
- Double-meanings (linguistics, semantics, multiple interpretations);
- Duality of texts and parataxis
- Double entendre: humor, jokes, dark humor, all aspects of laughter (laughter as a social construct, laughter as a cultural construct);
- Literal/metaphorical; Transnational/ global/local
- Translations and translators (translating double meaning, cross-cultural interpretation, choosing the right word, translating the word vs translating the idea);
- Reproductions, mass productions, copies, reproducing the written word (printing press, mimeograph, electric pen, consumerism, capitalism).
Submissions due June 1, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
JMMLA Editorial Staff:
Eloise Sureau, Butler University
Shanna Salinas, Kalamazoo College
Jack Kerkering, Loyola University Chicago
Guest Editor, Spring 2020: Jack Kerkering, Loyola University Chicago
Guest Editor, Spring 2019: Michelle Medeiros, Marquette University
Guest Editor, Spring 2018: Dale Tracy, Royal Military College of Canada
Guest Editor, Spring 2017: Emily Lutenski, Saint Louis University
Guest Editors, Spring 2016: Kathryn Dolan, Missouri University of Science and Technology and Andrea Knutson, Oakland University
Guest Editor, Spring 2015: Jason Arthur, Rockhurst University
Editorial Assistant: Aleks Galus Sapp, Loyola University Chicago