This fall, NYU’s Undergraduate Comparative Literature journal brio. invites you to submit short stories, poems, articles, essays, translations, visual images, screenplays, stage plays, sheet music, lyrics and other interdisciplinary works in any language to be considered for the Fall 2022 issue of the journal. Our theme for this issue is Tmesis, from Greek tmesis, “a cutting,” literally a grammatical separation of a compound word by an intervening word. We are inspired by Roland Barthes’ tmesis in The Pleasure of the Text: “source or figure of pleasure…a seam or a flaw,” or that which is skipped over in our reading in order to get to desired parts of the text. This fall, brio. would love to see a wide array of written and visual interpretations of Tmesis across disciplines, such as playful, experimental prose and language, parody, interference, flaws, and the history of marginalization in literature.
The submission deadline is Friday, November 25th. Our submissions are open to all undergraduate students in the US. We encourage submissions with an intertextual, intercultural, and inter-disciplinary focus in any language. Creative as well as academic submissions are equally welcome, providing they fit the criteria for submissions.
Written submissions should be at the longest a single prose submission of 3000 words or 5 poems of any length for poetry submissions. All text documents should be in an editable .doc or .docx format. All images should be in .jpg format, and you may submit up to 5 images.
Submissions and any questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 25th.