Call for contributions: Interfaces

Call for contributions: Interfaces (volume 52, 2024)

Bibliophilia: Book Matters

In December 2024, the bilingual online journal Interfaces will issue a volume on the relation between the book, its materials and the lifeforms of the non-human world. It welcomes papers (in English or in French) showcasing the book as ecomedia that can be explored from the perspective of ecocritical intermediality. The theme of this volume will also reflect the environmental and ecocritical turn in art history, and it may prompt theoretical forays into media archaeology. The papers can cover a wide variety of sources, such as single editions or book series, publishers’ and suppliers’ archives, librarian’s catalogues and book artists’ writings. Book historians and print scholars, specialists of ecocriticism and environmental history, plant studies and animal studies, of craft and material culture, word-and-image studies and literature, are invited to submit papers on the following topics of discussion:

– Ambivalence of the book as archive of the living world

– Affordances, textuality and physicality

– Networks and ecosystems

Deadlines for submission: please send an abstract (500 words, in English or in French) and a biobibliographical note to before 1st September 2023. If accepted, the completed papers will have to be submitted by 29th February 2024. All submitted articles should follow the journal’s guidelines and stylesheet: and they will be double-blind peer reviewed. The final version of the accepted papers will have to be delivered by 1st September 2024.

Download the complete call for contributions here…

Contact Info: 

Sophie Aymes (guest editor):

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