Call for papers: eLyra #12


Poetic Rewritings 

Poetic writing is marked by a dialogue with works which configure themselves as creative matrixes, a process whose traces one can find in the libraries of writers , personal archives, manuscripts and correspondence, etc. In the context of the creative act, we highlight the reconfiguration of pre-existing texts, a procedure that has been constantly deployed by poets, in pursuit of a sharper means of expression and taking into account that literature, in its dialogue with itself, offers writers the possibility to communicate through their own poems and those of others. In this way, for the present issue of eLyra, we are looking for conversations that poets initiated, going off of older texts, with the intent of transforming, rediscussing, paraphrasing or parodying them in new poems, using devices and strategies like paraphrasis, parody, collage and the displacement of lines or parts of pre-existing texts. Palinody will also be discussed in this issue, as a form of spontaneous or coercive portraiture. Thus, this issue of eLyra, titled “Poetic Rewritings”, welcomes articles that result from theoretical, analytical and critical readings of poems that revise or recreate other poems as well as poems that appear as portraits of a certain author and his/her style.

We will accept articles that study:

  1. a)  the rewriting of poems from a particular work or the oeuvre of a particular writer, reusing lines, stanzas or larger sections from a pre-existing text;
  2. b) a poet’s rejection of his/her previous works, as well as processes of negation, revision and recreation of the style and form of previous poems, considered as theoretical and critical means of engagement;
  3. c) the relation between rewriting and the reconstruction of the poet’s aesthetic project;
  4. d) the rewriting of another author’s poems and its intertextual implications;
  5. e) the process of creation, from a genetic standpoint, that is, taking into account the role that previous texts play in the generation of new ones
  6. f) poems with a parodic, paraphrastic or palinodic intent

We also welcome reviews of works that deal with the topics at hand released in the last five years.

Organizers: Cristiane Rodrigues de Souza e Fabiane Renata Borsato

Deadline for proposals: November 05th 2018

We accept unpublished articles by Ph.D. graduates and students in the following languages: Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.

We will not accept texts that do not conform to the journal’s style guidelines.

Submissions will only be accepted if sent to: