The editors of RoundTable invite academic articles and creative submissions on any aspect of literary engagement with the experience or concept of memory, from the medieval to the contemporary, the individual to the collective, the material to the digital. How, and why, does memory matter?
RoundTable is an online, peer-reviewed, open access literary journal for and by postgraduate and early career researchers and creative practitioners, published by Fincham Press at the University of Roehampton. Submissions are encouraged across the fields of English literature, children’s literature, and creative writing; we welcome interdisciplinary contributions and those that engage with memory in their methodological approach (for example, oral history).
RoundTable Volume 2, Issue 1, Spring 2018
Potential approaches to the theme of memory may include, but are not limited to:
- Memory, narrative and media
- Memory, space and place
- Memory in the digital age
- Autobiography, life-writing and memoir
- Memory, childhood, adolescence and (young) adulthood
- Memorialising, remembrance and commemoration
- Fragmented, or distorted memory
- Memory and translation, metamorphosis, re-use or recycling
- Memory and the material text
- Forgetting and (mis)remembering
- Collecting and recollecting: memory and the archive
- Memory and trauma
- Embodied memory
- Migration, diaspora and memory
- Memory and ageing
- Memory, illness and end-of-life narratives
- The intersections of memory with race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, gender, disability
- Memory and futurity
Academic articles should be approximately 4,000-6,000 words. In the first instance, please submit a 250 word abstract and a 150 word biography to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome poetry, short stories, creative non-fiction and multimedia/audio submissions, up to 3,000 words. Please note that extracts from longer written pieces (for example, novels), and exclusively visual artwork (for example, photography), will not be considered. Creative work should be accompanied by a critical commentary of between 500 and 1,500 words. Critical commentaries will be requested in full after creative works have been selected. In the first instance, please submit your creative work in full, alongside a 200 word abstract for an accompanying critical commentary, and a 150 word biography to email@example.com.
Deadline: 15 October 2017
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any enquiries!