Info about Call


For all matters concerning the Journal please contact:
Beatrice Töttössy
, General Editor:

LEA - Lingue e Letterature d’Oriente e d’Occidente publishes research papers in Italian, English, French, German and Spanish, as well as other languages with translations on the facing page in one of the above mentioned languages. The Journal is interested in articles concerning ongoing individual and group research projects; a new look at classics of literary criticism and linguistic studies in all their theoretical and applied aspects; previews of works by European and other writers (with a critical introduction, translation and interviews); conference presentations, reviews and surveys.

LEA - Lingue e Letterature d’Oriente e d’Occidente is published once a year and considers articles submitted in response to a CFP and on invitations to individual scholars or research teams, subject to double-blind review.

Articles submitted should follow the Journal’s editorial guidelines. They can be downloaded here.

Proposals should be sent to the above mentioned e-mail address in A4 format, with .doc or .docx extension, single line spacing, including references and quotations (in the original language and translation) plus an abstract (max. 110 words / 800 characters including spaces) and (5) keywords in English. The maximum number of words is usually 7,500 (50,000 characters including spaces). Tables and illustrations must be sent in separate files accompanying the manuscript. Please note that, after the proposed paper has been accepted, figures, images and previews, if subject to copyright, should be accompanied by permission.

The following CFP concerns a special section of the Journal. Proposals concerning other research topics can be sent to the email address of the scientific editor given above. 


CALL FOR PAPERS 2019-2020 

 LEA - Lingue e Letterature d’Oriente e d’Occidente
Section «Literature and Visual Culture»

volumes 8-2019 and 9-2020

Section editor: Federico Fastelli (
Deadlines for proposals: 15 June 2019 / 15 June 2020
Publication dates: December 2019 / December 2020

The 2019 and 2020 issues of the LEA – Lingue e Letterature d’Oriente e d’Occidente journal will include sections devoted to the study of the relationship between literature and visual culture. A short description of the state of the art of research in this area can be consulted in the essay accompanying the CFP (

We invite scholars working in this field to send contributions to the section, in any of the following languages: Italian, English, German, French or Spanish, following the editorial guidelines. Selection can be made from the following topics: 

  • Theoretical studies on the relationship between literary texts and research on visual culture
  • Studies on iconotextual pratice
  • Studies of phototextual production
  • Studies on iconisms
  • Studies on “scopic regimes” in literary narrative
  • Studies on ékphrasis 

Please click here for more details: Italian English 

and LEA Guidelines Italian-English