Call for Papers: eLyra #18


eLYRA, n. 18 (December 2021)

We ask the authors when sending manuscripts, to strictly respect the publication norms exposed on this site, in the “Submissions” section. The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2021. Unpublished papers will be accepted, from Ph.D. authors or doctoral candidates, in the following languages: Portuguese, English, French, and Spanish.
Papers should be sent to the email:

Poetry and Archive

This issue of eLyra journal seeks not only to discuss the many relationships between poetry and archive, from a modern-positivist model in which archive means source and storage of documents, but also to think the poem from a broader archival logic – a kind of archival thinking – in which the meaning of documents does not depend on them in themselves, but on the laws that created them and, above all, on their forms of organization, preservation, suppression.
In this sense, an archive does not represent the past but constructs it. The forms of archiving and selection speak to the construction of this past, in a process in which the integrity and fixity of the texts are not necessarily confused with their immobility. Thus, to question the functioning of the archives is to show a struggle for the control of the possibilities of enunciation and not so much a control of the enunciated contents.
Following this debate, the 18th issue of eLyra is dedicated to thinking about the poem in its various relations with the notion of archive. It is intended, for example, 1) to inquire into the relations between poetry and document; 2) to reflect on the book of poems in its various historical formats; 3) to describe and analyze literary spoils, 4) to think about translation as a form of the archive; 5) to discuss the possibilities of preservation and maintenance of the poem in its oral manifestation of the possibilities of digital publication and circulation of the poem; 6) to follow the changes that a poem or a book has gone through over several editions, among other possibilities raised by the general theme.

Volume organizers:
Franklin Alves Dassie, Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF)
Leonardo Gandolfi, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP)