ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS 33, (1/2024)
WAR IN LITERATURE / LA GUERRE DANS LA LITTÉRATURE / RĂZBOIUL ÎN LITERATURĂ

From Homer’s epic to the 21st century Twitter novel, war, undeniably one of the most unsettling human experiences, has been a constant presence in literature. The 33rd AIC issue hosts
academic articles approaching a whole war thematic complex (desolation and suffering, absence and loss, alienation and
despair, abuse and trauma) as depicted in works signed by Ancient and modern Greek, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, French, Franco-Afghan, Franco-Iraqi, German, Cameroonian, Lebanese and Asian American literary authors. Surpassing the heroic stage of premodern literature, war ceases to be essentially a means to achieve personal glory, and shifts towards new meanings and new types of heroism. The relevance of this
thematic complex has led to the appearance of the “war literature” label for a large range of direct and indirect bellic experiences: occupation war, religious war, civil war, World War, colonial war, interethnic war, Cold War, War on Terrorism – to name the types of collective conflicts evoked by the contributors to the present volume.

As here shown, war means more than the battlefield; the war spectre covers the pre-war and the post war states of affairs, touching deep cultural, psychological, social and political issues. It also comes to mean more than clashing armies: once unseen or peripherical
figures of the traditional war scene (women, civilians, veterans, exiles…) step into the
foreground, to challenge and replace conventional ways of thinking war. Through the memory and imagination functions, literature becomes a complement and a substitute for history, taking war from the battlefield to the field of discourse. As used by writers, words have the power to form – deform – reform reality, to deconstruct and reconstruct the
official version of history, to retrieve and reinvent the past. Functioning as an instrument of recollection, testimony, and healing, war literature builds ties between generations and merge individual traumas into the common, collective, transhistorical drama.

Invitation to Publish

ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS 34 (2/2024)
DREAM IN LITERATURE / LE RÊVE DANS LA LITTÉRATURE / VISUL ÎN LITERATURĂ

The deadline for the submission of articles and book reviews (in Romanian, English, French, German, Spanish or Italian) is September 05, 2024.

The final decision of the AIC Editorial Board will be passed on before
December 05, 2024.

Corrections (if required) and comments by the authors expected between
December 06, 2024 and
December 15, 2024.

The e-publication of the AIC 34th issue is planned for January 15, 2025.


ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS 35 (1/2025)
TEMPTATION IN LITERATURE /
LA TENTATION DANS LA LITTÉRATURE /
ISPITA ÎN LITERATURĂ

The deadline for the submission of articles and book reviews is February 20, 2025.

The e-publication of the AIC 35th issue is planned for June 30, 2025.

 

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Forthcoming

AIC 34 (2/2024), DREAM IN LITERATURE / LE RÊVE DANS LA LITTÉRATURE / VISUL ÎN LITERATURĂ

The e-publication of the new issue is planned for
January 15, 2025.