CHAMADAS PARA SUBMISSÃO: CALLADIAN TRACKS: Homage to the Antonio Callado's centenary

"Even if I could, or felt the possibility of doing an entirely abstract literary work, I would never do it against my nature: I must express something always". This statement by Antonio Callado in an interview to Revista Veja (14/07/1976) marks emphatically his characteristics: a writer who was part of an engaged literature - the "generation of repression", as Antonio Cândido declared; or simply the "generation of representation," as Lígia Chiappini affirms - in the arduous task of saving literature from oblivion; and opening possibilities for an ethic of subversion and freedom of expression. As a novelist, in purposing revolutions, he reactivates utopias by creating literary scenarios, recreating the social imaginary itself. It is when persisting in certain archetypes that he wanders in intriguing and unusual symbolic fields. It is also inventing characters, that he reinvents gods and man himself. It is a fictional, utopian, messianic and apocalyptic revolutionary imaginary that is not prevented from the "life" of the myth, because it is found in the terrain of the dream powers of the social, political, anthropological and religious imaginaries. If he is aesthetically influenced by the Joycian and Proustian literature, in its plots there is an agglomeration of varied themes, from religious, political, social problems to the most crucial and intimate themes of human life. Moreover, as a journalist, he outlines a kind of symbiosis between literature and journalism and between his travels and literature itself, endowing his reports with an in-depth knowledge of the culture of a changing country. In this sense, Sociopoética opens up to the contributions of the most different areas of knowledge - literature, journalism, history, communication, etc., establishing the following corpus of research: novels, plays, essays, reports, films, among others through the most varied theoretical prisms. This dossier seeks plural discussions, as did the Calladian Tracks: a multifaceted literary universe that in no way resembles the apparent pun: "silent", "missing", “aphonic”, "voiceless" trails; on the contrary, it’s a prolific and controversial field that is aimed - capable of extracting denunciation, criticism, testimony and action while preserving Brazil's historical-cultural memory of the second half of the twentieth century.

 

Articles should be submitted through the Sociopoética Magazine system - http://revista.uepb.edu.br/index.php/sociopoetica- and should follow the Guidelines for Authors found on the magazine's website.

 

Deadline for submissions: Extended term: august 1, 2017.

 

Organizers: Luciano Barbosa Justino and Geam Karlo Gomes