Books and Special Issues of Journals



Scottish poetry
A special issue of Études écossaises (nr 18, 2015)
Deadline for proposals: 1 June 2014

The 2015 edition of the journal Études écossaises will be devoted to poetry. Within the research project set by Grenoble 3 - Stendhal University's Centre d’Études sur les Modes de la Représentation Anglophone, we intend to focus on the major role that Scottish poets have played (and still play) at a local level as national writers, but also, on the wider international literary scene.

A historical overview shows that Scottish poetry is imbued with both political and poetical concerns and that it is permeated with the notions of identity, alterity, independence and universality. If most Scottish poets have written in English since the 17th century, it is undeniable that a literary counter-movement, originally initated by Allan Ramsay, soon asserted itself and gave momentum to the cultural and linguistic originality of Scotland. James Macpherson, among others, fully understood this potential and offered up to European readers (Chateaubriand was one of his admirers) his famous Ossian poems. With the same motivations, MacDiarmid in turn initiated the Scottish Renaissance movement at the beginning of the 20th century.
By contrast, the work of William Drummond does not deal with Scottish identity and the sonnets of the "Scottish Petrarch" (as some would have it) make use neither of dialect nor of nationalist sentiments. Rather, his poetry and his intellectual attitude constitute an opening of the frontiers and of the self and, as such, foreshadow the works of James Thomson -- himself an exile and an architect of the Sublime aesthetic -- who helped to lay the foundations of British Romanticism with The Seasons. Robert Burns, despite his propensity for realism and rural life, also reached across the frontiers of Scotland and became universally acknowledged as an authentic romantic figure like Coleridge and Wordsworth. Today, the Franco-Scottish poet Kenneth White, whose work shows strong concerns for open spaces and nomadism, is yet another model of opening.

In this way Scottish poetry always oscillates between the local and the global and its major works seem to celebrate the marriage of politics and poetics. We welcome papers of different natures -- monographical, comparative, interdisciplinary, text commentary -- which pay tribute to any Scottish poets from the 17th century up to the present day.

Papers (5,000-8,000 words) may be submitted in French or in English.
A brief proposal (c. 300 words) should be sent by 1st June 2014. The deadline for finished papers is 1st October 2014.

Contacts : <sebastien.scarpa@u-grenoble3.fr> or <christophe.roncato@u-grenoble3.fr>
(posted 22 October 2013)



In-Yer-Face Theatre: A reassessment. What remains of the Nasty Nineties?
Coup de Théâtre, issue 28
Deadline for proposals: 15 June 2014

RADAC (Recherches sur les Arts Dramatiques Anglophones Contemporains)

For issue 28, we invite papers on the following theme:
It is now 15 years since Sarah Kane, once dubbed the enfant terrible of the British theatre by the press, took her own life. She left behind her a total of 5 plays (1 posthumous) and a short film for TV. Her first play, Blasted, caused a scandal when it was first produced at the Royal Court in London in 1995. It was one of the biggest scandals on the London stage since Look Back in Anger by John Osborne in 1956, or Edward Bond's Saved (1965) and Early Morning (1968), the last British plays to have been censored. Although she refused the idea of belonging to any movement, the young dramatist found herself treated as the leading figure of In-Yer-Face Theatre. In-Yer-Face has been defined by Aleks Sierz as "any drama that takes the audience by the scruff of the neck and shakes it until it gets the message. It is a theatre of sensation: it jolts both actors and spectators out of conventional responses, touching nerves and provoking alarms. Often such drama employs shock tactics, or is shocking because it is new in tone or structure." (Aleks Sierz, In-Yer-Face Theatre, British Drama Today, London: Faber & Faber, 2001, p. 4.)

What remains today of those theatrical Nasty Nineties? This issue of Coup de Théâtre proposes to look at the In-Yer-Face phenomenon diachronically and assess its past and present manifestations. For Aleks Sierz: "some writers wrote one or two In-Yer-Face plays and then moved on. Like all categories, this one can't hope to completely grasp the ever-changing reality of the explosive new writing scene."
 (http://www.inyerface-theatre.com/what.html)

The following areas could be treated:
- Do the playwrights originally associated with In-Yer-Face continue to write in this vein? If so, what influences, both formal and thematic, do their plays have? Intertextual studies would be particularly relevant in this respect.
- At the same time what other currents in the theatre have taken the place of In-Yer-Face? Has it been abandoned by contemporary playwrights or not? To what extent have the major figures of In-Yer-Face theatre (Mark Ravenhill, Philip Ridley, Anthony Neilson or Martin McDonagh) moved in other directions?
- From the point of view of staging, what impact does an In-Yer-Face play have on spectators today? Are reactions the same as they were 15 or 20 years ago? Do these plays still have the power to affect spectators subjected to a constant stream of violence?

Please submit your paper proposal (of no more than a page) with a brief CV by June 15, 2014 to:
- Susan Blattès <Susan.Blattes@u-grenoble3.fr)>
- and Samuel Cuisinier-Delorme <samuel.delorme@gmail.com>.

The selected contributors will be notified by July 15, 2014. Final papers -- in English or in French-- will be due on September 30, 2014 for submission to the scientific committee.
(posted 19 April 2014)



Success and Failure in Languages for Specific Purposes
Volume XXXIV N°2 (June 2015) of Recherche et pratiques pédagogiques en langues de spécialité
Deadline for proposals: 15 June 2014

What does the term "success" mean in the field of LSP (Languages for Specific Purposes)? What do we mean by "failure"? If the concepts of success and failure seem to be interdependent, are they mutually exclusive? Is failure a necessary step on the route to success? And in the pursuit of excellence, which has become one of the major stakes in higher education since the Bologna Process (1999 & 2003) and the Lisbon Strategy (2000), is failure for some necessary for the success of others? Does this last statement imply the creation of an elite with "good", "less good" and "bad" institutions, teachers and students.
Since no aspect of higher education seems exempt from assessment any longer, has the time come to reaffirm that success and failure are relative, even arbitrary concepts? How should we define them? How should we measure them? How should we take them into account to improve teaching programmes in higher education?

This issue of Recherche et pratiques pédagogiques en langues de spécialité (see http://apliut.revues.org) will provide the opportunity for teachers and researchers to explore the question of success and failure in teaching, learning and assessment the field of LSP.

Send your submission to <apliut@revues.org>

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 June 2014 (long abstract with some bibliographical references - 3000 signs not incl. bibliography, Word file)
Notification of results: 15 July 2014
Deadline for submission of full paper if accepted: 15 September 2014

Should your submission be accepted, you will be required to strictly follow the guidelines for authors to be found on the Recherche et pratiques pédagogiques en langues de spécialité website at  http://apliut.revues.org/1965
(posted 24 April 2014)



The ‘Self’: Theories and Representations in Great Britain in the Long Eighteenth Century
Deadline for proposals: 20 June 2014

Following the Conference that took place on Saturday 7th December 2013 at the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, "The ‘Self': Theories and Representations in Great Britain in the Long Eighteenth Century", a publication is planned of the papers of those participants who have expressed the wish to contribute to the volume. The provisional title of the volume remains the same as that of the conference.
The present CFP is an invitation to other colleagues working in the fields of literature, philosophy / history of ideas, art history (the self-portrait) and life writing who wish to contribute a paper to the book. The volume will be in English.
If you wish to contribute to the volume, please send an abstract of your proposal of about 250 words as well as a short biography/CV by June 20th to both:
- John Baker (john.baker@univ-paris1.fr)
- and Marion Leclair (marion.leclair@univ-paris3.fr).
Decisions on the selected proposals will be communicated by July 15th. The submitted articles themselves will be peer reviewed.
 
Here below is the original CFP for the conference :
In the course of the 17th century an ever-growing confidence in reason and its perceived potential became apparent, based on the observation of the external world and on a scientific, experimental method, which promised to establish solid foundations for the study and knowledge of the natural world. This scientific and philosophical curiosity finds its 'internal' counterpart in the attention it brings to bear on the workings of the mind and 'soul'. Man at once questions the world and himself. Technological advances such as the microscope and telescope opened up seemingly limitless horizons. As the poet Edward Young was later to write with enthusiasm but also with Pascalian dread: "Where, begin / The Suburbs of Creation?" (Night Thoughts, 9.1519-20).
All the genres address, in one way or another, the question of 'human nature' in the eighteenth century. The term 'human', for instance, appears in the titles of Locke, Berkeley and Hume. Pope, too, places man firmly at the forefront in his Essay on Man ('Of the Nature and State of Man…'). There seems, at this time, to be a significant shift from 'soul' to 'self', though both terms remain problematic. It is a change that animates theological, anthropological and ethical debates, from Locke's writings, to the Christian defence of the Boyle Lectures, as well as reactions to deist ideas.
The affirmation of the 'in-dividual' becomes central -- a kernel which enables the subject, the author, the citizen, the accused (innocent until proven guilty) to speak, to exist and even to find him/her self. In general the construction, the recognition and the fiction of the 'self' hold good. What are the figures of the 'self' in literature and in other areas in the eighteenth century? How is a 'self' created and represented in literature, in fiction, in poetry, in theatre, in autobiography and life writing?
The word 'self' enjoys a central role in the course of the century, a pivotal term which seems to designate by turns a nucleus, an impregnable core, and a fragility at once unreliable and indefinable. The 'self' seems to be transformed into an object. But what sort of object and how is it represented?
We propose to revisit these questions, which have long been debated, notably by Patricia Meyer Spacks, Stephen D. Cox, Douglas Lane Patey and Christopher Fox in the 1970s and 80s. In re-examining the epistemology of 'selfhood', along with related notions such as self-consciousness, the soul, personal identity, subjectivity and individuality, we hope to gain a broad perspective of how the self is represented in the period.
This study project will hinge on two central themes: theory and representation(s). Among the possible lines of inquiry in literature, the history of ideas and, art history (the portrait and the self-portrait) the following can be mentioned:
- rationality and irrationality
- day and night
- limits and the limitless
- self and sensibility
- the individual and the collective / society
- reason and the passions
- continuity and discontinuity / fracture
- stability and fragmentation / dissolution
(posted 23 May 2014)



Cultural Transfer
Word & Text 2 / 2014
Deadline for proposals: 27 June 2014

Eds. Dr Manuela Rossini & Dr Michael Toggweiler (IASH, University of Bern, Switzerland)

The editors of this planned issue of Word & Text conceptualize "cultural transfer" as the global mobility of words, concepts, images, persons, animals, commodities, money, weapons, drugs and other things (Stephen Greenblatt). Such a broad and pragmatic understanding might also be the starting point for an interdisciplinary debate on transfer processes that focuses on their textual and largely cultural mediation. However, the acknowledgement of the fluidity of words, texts and images etc., stresses not only the flow of objects but also the fluidity of the persons involved as well as the instability of the landscapes in which these processes take place. Borders and places, even if imaginary, are constantly ‘on the move’ so that it has become increasingly difficult to identify origins and ends or even signposts and directions of cultural processes, especially with regard to textual traces. Thus, culture itself may be read as transfer (Lutz Musner) and, more specifically, as an ongoing negotiation and differentiation.
Demarcations of borders, however, are very real. Discursive definitions of "culture" prove highly effective and "imaginary communities" (Benedict Anderson) are potent political agents. The analysis of cultural transfer and culture as transfer has to take into account the dramatic situations of contact zones, the dynamics of inclusion and exclusion as well as the conditions of selection, translation, adaption or mutation within unequal power relations.
The necessary acknowledgement of an oscillation between fluidity and stasis with regard to "culture" does neither stop short at an abstract diagnosis of rhizomatic lines of flight (Gilles Deleuze) of endless différance (Jacques Derrida) nor does it in any sense privilege a return to an understanding of culture as something coherent, substantial, or even metaphysical. This is why the present issue attempts to replace these mutually exclusive notions by the adjectival form "cultural" (as suggested by Arjun Appadurai) in order to allow for the analysis of differences, contrasts, hybridity as well as similarities, shared features and interstices between all sorts of categories (languages, classes, genders, roles, social fields, groups, and nations). Thus, cultural transfer does not mean transfer between static and essentialised “cultures” or the transfer of “culture” but rather a differing game and its very real yet unstable discursive effects (differences, identities) within the framework of the “cultural”.
Such an approach and conceptualization allows "cultural transfer" to become a heuristic device for talking about difference and similarity with regard to textuality in its broadest sense. What we need now is a stocktaking of more specific heuristic readings, the formulation of problems (Deleuze), models and terminology (genealogy, emergence, translation, adaptation, articulation, transfer, transit, empathy, difference, similarity etc.). The planned issue invites contributors to critically engage and take up a position in such a programmatic discussion of cultural transfer -- always grounded in specifics and singularities.

We welcome interdisciplinary approaches, ranging across critical theory, media studies, literary and cultural studies, linguistics as well as other disciplines in the humanities.
The deadline for abstract submissions is 27 June 2014.
Those selected are then expected to send the full article by 15 September 2014.
All submitted articles will be blind refereed except when invited.
Accepted articles will be returned for post-review revisions by 15 October and are expected back in their final version by 30 October.
Please send a proposal of 1000 words (including 1-2 paragraphs on your general understanding of "cultural transfer") to the editors of the volume who will also answer any question you may have:
- Manuela Rossini <rossini@iash.unibe.ch>
- Michael Toggweiler <toggweiler@iash.unibe.ch>
Contributors are advised to follow the journal's submission guidelines and stylesheet.
(posted 13 March 2014)



Contemporary Issues in Irish Studies. In Memoriam Paul Brennan
Études irlandaises: French Journal of Irish Studies, Spring 2015 issue
Deadline for proposals: 30 June 2014

This special issue seeks to explore research topics dear to Prof. Paul Brennan (+ 2003) who left such a mark in Irish Studies in France and in Europe -- State-building, public policy, Church issues, the peace process in Northern Ireland, and cultural life, whilst not forgetting contemporary literature. Although it has a 20th-century focus, this issue also seeks to present directions in which scholarship in those topics has developed in the early 21st century, and invites submissions on those themes regardless of whether authors were acquainted with Prof. Paul Brennan.
 
Contacts:
Please send all submissions by June 30, 2014 to:
- Prof. Bertrand Cardin <bertrand.cardin@unicaen.fr>
- and Dr Alexandra Slaby <alexandra.slaby@unicaen.fr>

Instructions to authors: http://www.pur-editions.fr/pdf/consignes_etudes_irlandaises.pdf (scroll down for English version)
 
(posted 15 February 2014)



Food on the Home Front, Food on the Warfront: Conflict and the American Diet
Edited by Tanfer Emin Tunc and Annessa Ann Babic
Deadline for proposals: 30 June 2014

Food has been an inextricable part of American warfare since the inception of the nation.  From the traveling cooks of the Revolutionary War, to the advent of canned provisions during the Civil War, to the renaming of German dishes such as sauerkraut (liberty cabbage) and hamburgers (liberty steaks) during World War I, to the rise of Asian cuisine during World War II and the Vietnam War, to the surge of Middle Eastern cuisine and the French fries/freedom fries controversy of the post 9/11 era, military conflict has impacted the American diet both on the warfront and on the home front.  While international politics and domestic propaganda ostensibly initiated and sustained many of these dietary changes, some outlasted the wars with which they were originally associated, becoming a permanent part of American culinary culture.
The consumption of canned food, for example, was originally designed for soldiers and travelers who could not always access a fresh cooked meal. Canned food was then sold to middle class consumers as luxury items which would facilitate their busy lifestyles. After World War II, however, canned food was democratized through mass production, becoming a generic and inexpensive part of American life. Today, it is a significant part of the national palate, spawning entire industries (tuna) and foodways (spam cuisine).
War has also prompted Americans to rethink their consumption of food, ranging from the improvement of domestic beer brewing (when patriotic Americans refused to consume German beer); to the conservation and home gardening movements of World Wars I and II; to more recent efforts centering on organic and green consumption after Americans witnessed what chemicals could do to the human body during the Vietnam and Gulf Wars.  Food has also served as points of contention between war-torn nations, with Hershey Bars and Coca Cola functioning first as soft power or cultural “"envoys of peace," and later as insidious portents of the American capitalism and imperialism that many associate with "hard power" US global interventions.

This edited volume seeks to explore the meaning of food in relation to American conflict and war.  The editors encourage the submission of abstract dealing with the ways in which war has impacted American foodways and culinary culture since the eighteenth century.  We are especially interested in submissions that consider material objects such as menus, posters, food packaging, recipes and cookbooks as well as media representations, including pamphlets, short films, and public service announcements produced by the US government, related agencies, and NGOs.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- representations of food and war in American literature;
- war and the scarcity of food;
- food conservation movements and grassroots activism;
- home production and canning;
- gender, class, race and food;
- the evolution of the American diet;-
 culinary creativity, food substitutions, and changes in cooking style;
- the American consumer and shopping habits;
- food, war, and children;
- propaganda and patriotism;
- cooking classes, textbooks and indoctrination;
- food rationing and hoarding; nutrition during wartime;
- and comparative/transnational approaches.
Essay abstracts of no more than 500 words and one-paragraph bios should be emailed by June 30, 2014 to:
-  Dr Tanfer Emin Tunc <tanfer.emin@gmail.com>
- and Annessa Ann Babic <annessababic@gmail.com>.
If selected, full-text essays of 8,000 words (maximum) will be due October 31, 2014.
(posted 10 April 2014)



Scottish poetry
Études écossaises, n°18, 2015
Deadline for proposals: 30 June 2014

The 2015 edition of the journal Études écossaises will be devoted to poetry. Within the research project set by Grenoble 3 - Stendhal University's Centre d’Études sur les Modes de la Représentation Anglophone, we intend to focus on the major role that Scottish poets have played (and still play) at a local level as national writers, but also, on the wider international literary scene.

A historical overview shows that Scottish poetry is imbued with both political and poetical concerns and that it is permeated with the notions of identity, alterity, independence and universality. If most Scottish poets have written in English since the 17th century, it is undeniable that a literary counter-movement, originally initated by Allan Ramsay, soon asserted itself and gave momentum to the cultural and linguistic originality of Scotland. James Macpherson, among others, fully understood this potential and offered up to European readers (Chateaubriand was one of his admirers) his famous Ossian poems. With the same motivations, MacDiarmid in turn initiated the Scottish Renaissance movement at the beginning of the 20th century.
By contrast, the work of William Drummond does not deal with Scottish identity and the sonnets of the "Scottish Petrarch" (as some would have it) make use neither of dialect nor of nationalist sentiments. Rather, his poetry and his intellectual attitude constitute an opening of the frontiers and of the self and, as such, foreshadow the works of James Thomson -- himself an exile and an architect of the Sublime aesthetic -- who helped to lay the foundations of British Romanticism with The Seasons. Robert Burns, despite his propensity for realism and rural life, also reached across the frontiers of Scotland and became universally acknowledged as an authentic romantic figure like Coleridge and Wordsworth. Today, the Franco-Scottish poet Kenneth White, whose work shows strong concerns for open spaces and nomadism, is yet another model of opening.
In this way Scottish poetry always oscillates between the local and the global and its major works seem to celebrate the marriage of politics and poetics.

We welcome papers of different natures -- monographical, comparative, interdisciplinary, text commentary -- which pay tribute to any Scottish poets from the 17th century up to the present day.
Papers (5,000-8,000 words) may be submitted in French or in English.
A brief proposal (c. 300 words) should be sent by 30th June 2014. The deadline for finished papers is 1st October 2014.

Journal website: http://etudesecossaises.revues.org

Contacts : <sebastien.scarpa@u-grenoble3.fr> or <christophe.roncato@u-grenoble3.fr>
(posted 23 May 2014)



Asian Cuisine Restaurants in the United States
Deadline for proposals: 3 June 2014

Edited by Bruce Makoto Arnold, Tanfer Emin Tunc, and Raymond Chong.
We invite proposal submissions for a forthcoming edited collection that addresses Asian cuisine restaurants in the United States. This volume welcomes interdisciplinary perspectives from fields including, but not limited to, history, anthropology, critical and cultural theory, American Studies, Asian American Studies, and foodways.

Some possible topics could include:
- General histories
- Histories of specific restaurants
- The politics of Asian cuisine restaurants in the United States
- An analysis of marketing used to attract customers
- An analysis of specific restaurant chains and the acceptance of restaurants such as P.F. Chang's, etc.
- Kosher/Halal Asian American restaurants
- An analysis of the Asian restaurant delivery industry
- Fast food/take out, menus, cookbooks, place mats (ephemera)
- Formal and informal dining aesthetics
- Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Mongolian, Thai, Vietnamese, Southeast Asian Cuisine
- The social implications of Asian restaurants on American culture
- The social implications of American culture on Asian restaurants
- A study of the lives of those who work in or who own Asian or Asian-themed restaurants

Prospective authors should submit a 500-word abstract, outlining their proposed topic and approach, and a brief biographical sketch to: Bruce Makoto Arnold, Tanfer Emin Tunc, and Raymond Chong at <asianrestaurantbook@gmail.com> by June 30, 2014.

Invitations to submit a full-text draft of 6,000-8,000 words for consideration in the edited volume will be made based on abstracts.
If selected, the full-text draft will be due October 31, 2014.
(posted 3 June 2014)



'Brevity is the soul of wit'
Angles: French Perspectives on the Anglophone World, Issue 1
Deadline for proposals: 15 August 2014

For its inaugural issue, Angles: French Perspectives on the Anglophone World welcomes original proposals inspired by the celebrated aphorism: 'Brevity is the soul of wit'
Often used to describe a literary and social form (humor or sarcasm) or to illustrate commonplaces, the dictum encapsulates beliefs about the relationship between 'brevity' and 'wit' which have numerous implications in different disciplines and forms of expression. The aphorism not only suggests that brevity is a gateway to revelatory truths, it also implies that true 'wit' exists only in shortened form, paradoxically positing depth of meaning ('soul') in brevity of form, and also hinting that humor loses its essence when explicated. Additional contradictions emerge when one recalls the context in which the line appears in Hamlet, when Polonius tires the audience by giving some words of wisdom to his departing son.
This issue of Angles will be an opportunity to discuss the links with humor, irony, and short forms of expression (mots d’esprit, soundbites, slogans) in a host of contexts: literary, linguistic, social, political and artistic.

Suggested topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- the formal aspects of aphorisms and other brief forms of wit, and their evolution. What constitutes brevity has varied over time and cultures, influenced by the materiality of certain forms of production – oral quips in a public or private context are delivered and received differently than when they appear on the page, for instance. Proposals may address issues of syntax, analyze occurrences of, say, nominal sentences, double entendre, nonsense, etc. Proposals addressing the idiosyncrasies of the English language are also welcome.
- certain literary and other artistic forms: verse, short stories, haikus, as well as cartoons, comics, caricatures, or sitcoms, stand-up comedy, etc. Papers can discuss the formal, aesthetic and metaphorical aspects of these forms of expression. Case studies as well as comparative analyses are welcome.
- new forms of communication and social media: tweets, Facebook posts, text messages, as well as short forms in the arts (video, short films, etc.) Proposals may dwell on humorous reappropriations of new forms of communication which share one technical stricture: their limited length and/or lifespan.
- the cultural and political use of jokes and repartee in the media, be it by professional comedians, journalists, political commentators or politicians. Proposals may compare speeches read at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner for instance, quips during televised debates, verbal jousts during Prime Minister’s Questions or other parliamentary debates, etc.
- transhistorical and transcultural analyses of what constitutes ‘brevity’ and ‘wit’, from the late Middle Ages to contemporary poetry and television, via the early modern era and the long eighteenth-century, in British, Irish, North American, Colonial and Postcolonial literatures.
- Proposals can also address the pedagogical and social uses of aphorisms and other mots d’esprit, as well as psychoanalytic approaches to the topic.

Scholars from all disciplines are invited to submit 500-word proposals addressing these or other topics. In addition to traditional academic articles, Angles accepts scholarly contributions addressing the topic partly, or wholly, in non-traditional forms (documentary film, short story, comic book, manifesto, pamphlet…). Angles also encourages proposals meeting high standards of scholarship from academics wishing to experiment with different disciplinary perspectives.

Submission Procedure:
All submitted articles are subject to a double-blind review process.
Abstract submission due for issue #1: 15 August 2014
Completed paper submission due: 15 December 2014
Publication date: 15 March 2015
We encourage submissions from both graduate students and established researchers in the field. Submitted papers should not have been previously published, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
All submissions should be sent to the Editor: <yan.brailowsky@u-paris10.fr>
Material submitted to Angles must not been published previously, in part or in whole, and should not be simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Submissions should be written in English. Please use standard formatting: Times New Roman, 12pt, single spaced. Avoid personalized layouts.
All submissions go through a double-blind peer-review process. Please try to obfuscate references in the body text and footnotes which could compromise the anonymity of the submitted material.
Standard length for articles should vary between 5,000 and 8,500 words. Audiovisual submissions should not exceed 40mn.
For submissions of material in non-traditional forms, please contact the Editor for more details.
More details will be found online (address provided soon).

Editorial Policy
Angles: French Perspectives on the Anglophone World is an international online peer-reviewed journal published bi-annually by the SAES (Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur).
This interdisciplinary journal has a triple aim:
- to encourage innovative interdisciplinary research;
- to make cutting-edge research freely available;
- to make full use of the possibilities offered by digital publication by encouraging the use of different modes of expression: text, image, video, podcasts, hyperlinks…
Each thematic issue contains 8-12 articles selected by a guest editor after a double-blind peer-review process. Additional, off-topic articles submitted to the same double-blind peer-review process are published in a separate section. These off-topic articles may respond to articles previously published in Angles.
The journal fosters scholarly risk-taking and experimentation by junior and senior researchers. Angles accepts academic contributions partly, or wholly, in non-traditional forms (documentary film, short story, comic book, manifesto, pamphlet…). Angles also encourages proposals from specialists wishing to explore a different field of study than their own.
For further information, please contact the Editor: Yan Brailowsky, <yan.brailowsky@u-paris10.fr>.
(posted 30 June 2014)



Technology, Imagination, Narrative Forms
Between, vol. 4, n. 8 (2014)
New extended deadline for proposals: 30 August 2014

Edited by Lucia Esposito (University of Teramo), Alessandra Ruggiero (University of Teramo), Emanuela Piga (University of Cagliari – Bologna)
Journal websitse: http://ojs.unica.it/index.php/between/index

In the last decades, especially since the inception of digital literature, the impact of new technologies on narrative forms has been increasingly discussed: from George P. Landow's seminal work on early hypertexts (1997) to Katherine Hayles's ruminations on how we write and think in posthuman times (2012). State of the art enquiries growingly consider the way in which texts interface with technologies in a continuous process of ‘remediation’ (i.e. the 'refashioning' of old media by new media -- Bolter and Grusin, 2001), and the ‘radiant’ textualities (Jerome McGann, 2001) which are the outcome of this process, as well as the focus of a more 'media-conscious' narratology (see Marie-Laure Ryan, 2004; and 2014, forthcoming).
Taking into account the turning point represented, in the reflection on the interlacing of discourse and technology, by the birth of the Web 2.0, this issue of Between-Journal aims at proceeding along the route marked out by key theoretical works such as The Open Work by Umberto Eco (originally published in 1964, the same year in which Marshall McLuhan's analyses, summed up in the sentence "the medium is the message", became famous), Donna J. Haraway's Simians, Cyborgs, and Women (1991), on the technologies and biopolitics of postmodern bodies, Pierre Levy's Collective Intelligence (1994), later reworked as Connected Intelligence by Derrick de Kerckhove (1997).
In the third millennium new paths are being explored around the idea of participatory culture -- for example in Henry Jenkins's Convergence Culture (2006) -- and of creative audiences' interactivity -- for example in Manuel Castell's Communication Power (2009), whose focus on reception, rearticulating Roman Jakobson’s communication model and its reworking by Umberto Eco (1994), aligns it with the theoretical trends of the last forty years. In Italy, Letteratura e Tecnologia, the second volume of the series Studi in onore di Remo Ceserani (ed. by P. Pellini), was published in 2003; more than ten years later, its enquiries into the relationship between imagination and material life are being given a new start based on the premises of new 'convergences' (see Ceserani 2009) between literature, art and technology. Lastly, the publication of this issue of Between-Journal will coincide with the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Umberto Eco's Apocalittici e integrati (partially translated as Apocalypse Postponed 1994), which was crucial for the evolution of the discussion about culture, media and industrial society.
Based on the assumption that those which seem to be the most debated themes are no more than the latest manifestations in a long history of interconnections between technology and literary and cultural narratives, the next issue of the journal intends to develop a critical reflection on these intertwining connections in a historical perspective. In particular, the discussion will develop around the ways in which different forms of creation and reception of cultural products (literature, theatre, cinema, music, figurative arts) have responded across the centuries to the invention and circulation of innovative, revolutionary and unconventional technological processes and products. Among the possible topics to be addressed are the thematic or metaphoric representations of new or futuristic technologies; the effect of changing methods of production and transmission of culture on the ways in which different sectors of society and different geographical areas read, write and get in touch with literary texts (including issues of accessibility, usability and preservation); the interaction between digital culture and ‘traditional’ literary forms (e.g. digital versions of classics, or the use of IT technologies to facilitate experimental narrative techniques); the growth of studies on digital culture and the impact of digital technology on contemporary academic practice.

Articles on the following issues will be evaluated:
• Literary adoption of technological models: the influence of technology on the reconfiguration of literary writing and/or on the relationship between literary writing and the oral tradition
• Intertwinings and contaminations between literature and visual technologies, words and images
• Technologies of memory
• Innovation of narrative forms and impact on society: authorship, new reception models, copyright
• Literary models in media storytelling and 'remediations'
• Work of art reproducibility and rhetorics of connection: citation, reuse, parody, transmediality, criticism on the Web
• Impact of technologies and network protocols on narration: communities and Open source, collective writing and Fan fiction
• Reconfiguration of space and time in digital storytelling
• Technological imagination narratives
• Mapping of theories, practices, themes and forms of narration in the digital age
• Books without end or the end of books?

Proposals in languages other than Italian, and particularly in English, or bilingual versions (in Italian and another language) are highly appreciated and welcome.

The proposals (articles ready for publication and provided with abstracts) should be submitted by 30 August 2014 (new extended deadline) following the instructions available on the website: http://ojs.unica.it/index.php/between/pages/view/Submissions
The finally accepted articles will be published by 30 October 2014.

Contacts: <lesposito@unite.it>, <aruggiero@unite.it>, <emanuela.piga@gmail.com>
(posted 28 February 2014)



Writing Green, Reading Green
Meridian critic
Deadline for proposals: 15 July 2014

In 2014 we dedicate the 1st number of the academic journal Meridian critic to the ecocritical turn in literary and cultural studies, i.e. to the dialogue between environment and culture.
We therefore invite authors to focus on the following topics as well as on any other related subject:
• ecocriticism and its dynamics in contemporary humanities;
• the return of nature in recent critical theory: discarding the poststructuralist stance towards nature as a cultural construct;
• ecocriticism and the reconsidered interdisciplinary approaches of the critical discourse;
• the anthropomorphization of environment and the relation between human beings and nature in all kinds of cultural expressions;
• the interrelation between postcolonialism and ecological studies, such as environmental racism and imperialism;
• environmental studies at the junction of cultural and scientific discourse as well as of moral and political concerns;
• the correlation between ecological disasters and cultural impasses and the globalization of environmental crises;
• the trope of the ecological apocalypse in contemporary arts;
• the discourse of sustainability, postcolonialism and cultural memory studies.

Deadline for submissions: July, 15, 2014.
We welcome papers in English, German, French, and Romanian.
Abstracts (c. 200 words) and full papers (up to c. 7,000 words), together with a brief biographical sketch (c. 400 words), are to be sent to the following address: <l_turcu@yahoo.com>.

For further details regarding style, please visit the following page: http://meridiancritic.usv.ro/index.php?page=instructions-to-authors
(posted 27 March 2014)



The Essay: Forms and Transformations
Deadline for finished articles: 31 July 2014

The Essay has constituted an important prose form from the sixteenth century until the present and constitutes an intriguing field for interdisciplinary study. Applied to such a heterogeneous range of writings as maxims, aphorisms and proverbs, letters, treatises in philosophy and the sciences, as well as criticism and journalism of different kinds, it has eluded clear definition. Not surprisingly, literary and cultural studies have been reluctant to tackle what appears to be a random array of prose texts straddling the boundaries between literature, philosophy and scientific writing, criticism and journalism.
The aim of this volume, which includes papers delivered at two international conferences held at the University of Salzburg in 2012 and 2014, is to explore this rich field from the 16th century until the present, focussing especially on how shifts and transformations of the essay as well as the uses to which it has been put in particular periods correlate with currents in culture and aesthetics, with emerging sciences and academic disciplines, as well as with socio-political developments.
To this end we invite papers dealing with:
- terminological and conceptual aspects across cultures in and outside Europe (mutual influences, developments, uses of the essay for political, academic, etc. purposes)
- theories of the essay
- major examples from Anglophone cultures, though not limited to them
- case studies (mainly dealing with major practitioners)
-  nterdisciplinary perspectives and transformations of the essay, especially in the respective historical and cultural contexts
- genre-shifts (generic frontiers and overlappings; the essay in other media)
- publishing strategies, forms of publication in the course of history
We particularly invite articles dealing with the early modern period, and / or covering the development of the essay in individual periods and covering more than one author.

If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send a proposal with an abstract and brief biographical information stating your relevant research to:
- Professor Sabine Coelsch-Foisner, University of Salzburg, Department of English and American Studies, <sabine.coelsch-foisner@sbg.ac.at>
- and Dr. Markus Oppolzer <markus.oppolzer@sbg.ac.at>.
The finished articles should be ready by the end of July 2014.
(posted 19 April 2014)



Towards a Genetics of Translation
Linguistica Antverpiensia
Deadline for proposals: 1 August 2014

An issue of Linguistica Antverpiensia; guest edited by Chiara Montini (Item, ENS/CNRS Paris), Anthony Cordingley (Université Paris VIII), Marie-Hélène Paret Passos (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre)

In "Variations on the Eclogues" Paul Valéry comments on his work as a translator: "making, unmaking, remaking, sacrificing here and there, restoring as best I could what I had first rejected". Translating Virgil gives him "the sensation... of a poet at work" (Valéry 1992, 119). For Valéry, alerts us to the fact that a translator’s work may be studied through the translation’s avant-textes (notes, sketches, drafts, manuscripts, typescripts, proofs, and correspondence). His comments highlight that a translation's avant-textes are  worthy objects of study in their own right, offering the potential for precious insights into the nature and practice of translation.
For over thirty years, genetic criticism has enriched literary studies and many other fields of knowledge. The scientific repercussions of this indispensable descriptive tool should not remain foreign to translation research. This issue of Linguistica Antverpiensia, "Towards a Genetics of Translation", solicits articles studying genesis and avant-textes.  In studying the traces of the creative process in the translator’s avant-textes, where experiments are made and censure is less strict, it is possible to access this work of hesitation, errors and choices that constitutes writing as much as translation. We advocate a methodology that proceeds first by  analysing the translation’s avant-textes in their own right, before moving on to a more involved consideration of practical and theoretical questions. These may include:
- Which passages or words show corrections?  Do these passages or words present objective difficulties? If these difficulties arise because of the context of the translator’s culture, what solutions does the translator find to resolve his or her hesitations?  If, on the other hand, one is dealing with an "untranslatable", how does the translator find a compromise?
- What do these corrections and hesitations reveal in the context of the meeting of languages and the “visibility” of the linguistic subject?
- Does the source text or any translation from another language appear in the manuscript?
In the case of a parallel study of the geneses of source and target texts:
- How does the translator interact with the source text’s avant-textes?
- How do the source text avant-textes help to resolve doubts, difficulties and ambiguities?
- Do the avant-textes of the source text influence the translator’s way of working?
- How do the processes of writing and translation differ?
 
In the past decades, translation practices have evidently become thoroughly enmeshed with electronic environments. What role will this play in the emergence of a genetics of translation? To date, genetic research has been hindered by the difficulty of accessing and consulting manuscripts and other avant-textes. Yet on-line publication, digital editions and electronically situated translation practices are offering researchers access to enlarged and growing corpuses of material for analysis. We invite proposals for articles that explore such cases. Indeed, in addition to analyses of "traditional"corpuses of genetic research, this issue of Linguistica Antverpiensia also invites contributions that consider how translation practices and genetic approaches to translation are impacted upon by such technologies as:word processors and electronic document formats; data and eye tracking software; computerised data analysis; translation memories and computer-assisted translation tools; collaborative translation technologies; crowd translation and the internet.

Selected bibliography of important works in genetic criticism
- Blevins-Le Bigot, J. "Valéry, Poe and the Question of Genetic Criticism in America." Esprit Créateur, 41(2), 68-78.
- Bourjea, S. Génétique et traduction. Paris: L’Harmattan, 1995.
- De Biasi, P-M. Génétique des textes. Paris: CNRS Editions, 2011.
- Deppman, J.,  D. Ferrer and M. Groden, eds. Genetic Criticism: Texts and Avant-Textes. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.
- Grésillon, A. Eléments de critique génétique. Paris: PUF, 1994.
- Hay, L. La Naissance du texte. Paris: José Corti, 1989.
- – –. Les manuscrits des écrivains. Paris: Hachette, CNRS Editions, 1993.
- Munday, J. "The Role of Archival and Manuscript Research in the Investigation of Translator Decision-Making." Target. International Journal of Translation Studies 25.1 (2013): 125 –139.
- Passos Paret, M-H., Da crítica genética à tradução literária : uma interdisciplinaridade. Vinhedo: Editora Horizonte, 2011.
- Romanelli, S. Gênese do processo tradutório. Vinhedo: Horizonte, 2013.
- Van Hulle, D. Textual Awareness. A Genetic Study of Late Manuscripts by Joyce, Proust and Mann. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2004.
- Willemart, P. Critique génétique : pratiques et théories. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2007.
- Zular, R. ed. Criação em processo: Ensaio de Crítica Genética. São Paulo: Iluminuras, 2000.


Practical information and deadlines
- Proposals: abstracts of approximately 500 words, including some relevant bibliography, should be submitted by 1st of August 2014. Please send your proposals to Chiara Montini <montini.chiara1@gmail.com>
- Acceptance of proposals: 1st of September 2014
- Submission of articles: 1st of February 2015
- Acceptance of articles: 30th of April 2015
- Publication: November-December 2015
(posted 14 May 2014)



Katherine Mansfield and Translation
Volume 7 of Katherine Mansfield Studies
Deadline for proposals: 31 August 2014

Katherine Mansfield Studies is the peer-reviewed yearbook of the Katherine Mansfield Society
Guest Editor: Professor Claire Davison (Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris)

Two books to be published in 2014: Volume 3 of the Edinburgh Edition of the Collected Works of Katherine Mansfield – The Poetry and Critical Writing, edited by Gerri Kimber and Angela Smith, and Translation as Collaboration: Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield and S.S. Koteliansky by Claire Davison, both reveal the extent to which Katherine Mansfield devoted much of her energy to the processes of translation. In addition, Mansfield's own books have been translated into many different languages, with new versions appearing all the time -- the latest being a Slovakian edition of her stories translated by Janka Kascakova.

This volume seeks papers that address all aspects of Katherine Mansfield and translation. Topics might include, but are not limited, to:
· Mansfield as translator
· Translating Mansfield
· Transformative effects of Mansfield in translation
· Mansfield reading translations
· Reading Mansfield in translation
· Mansfield’s translators
· Mansfield from a translation theory perspective
· Mansfield and her translation collaborators

Submissions of between 5000–6000 words (inclusive of endnotes), in Word format and using MHRA style formatting, should be emailed to the Guest Editor for this volume, Professor Claire Davison, accompanied by a 50 word biography: <kms@katherinemansfieldsociety.org>
A detailed MHRA style guide is available from the Katherine Mansfield Society website:

Creative Writing: Pieces of creative writing on the general theme of Katherine Mansfield -- poetry, short stories, etc., should be sent to the editors, accompanied by a 50 word biography: <kms@katherinemansfieldsociety.org>

Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2014
Editors: Dr Gerri Kimber, Professor Todd Martin and Dr Delia da Sousa Correa
Reviews Editors: Dr Melinda Harvey and Dr Kathryn Simpson
Editorial Assistant: Louise Edensor
 ----------------------------
The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its annual essay prize competition for 2014, open to all, on the subject of:
Katherine Mansfield and Translation.
More information on the website of the Katherine Mansfield Society: http://www.katherinemansfieldsociety.org
(posted 4 February 2014)



Shakespeare and the Visual Arts: The Italian Influence
Deadline for proposals: 31 August 2014

Edited by:
 - Prof. Michele Marrapodi, University of Palermo, Italy <michele.marrapodi@unipa.it>
- Prof. Keir Elam, University of Bologna, Italy <keirdouglas.elam@unibo.it>

Critical investigation into the rubric of "Shakespeare and the visual arts" has generally focused on the influence exerted by the works of Shakespeare on a number of artists, painters, and sculptors in the course of the centuries. Drawing on the poetics of intertextuality, and profiting from the more recent concepts of cultural mobility and permeability between cultures in the early modern period, this volume will study instead the use or mention of
Renaissance material arts and artists in Shakespeare's oeuvre. Among the great variety of possible topics, contributors may like to consider:
- the impact of optics and pictorial perspective on the plays or poems;
- anamorphosis and trompe l'oeil effects on the whole range of visual representation;
- the rhetoric of "verbal painting" in dramatic and poetic discourse;
- the actual citation of classical and Renaissance artists;
- the legacy of iconographic topoi;
- the humanistic debate or Paragone of the Sister Arts;
- the use of emblems and emblematic language;
- explicit and implicit ekphrasis and ekphrastic passages in the plays or poems;
- ekphrastic intertextuality, etc.

Contributors are invited to submit proposals by 31st August 2014 to the addresses of the editors below. They should send a one-page abstract of their proposed chapter on the relationship between the age of Shakespeare and Renaissance visual culture, including theoretical approaches to the arts in the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Each abstract (approx. 300 words) should include the author's name, email, affiliation, and title of the proposed contribution.
(posted 20 June 2014)



Myth: A User's Guide. In search of a new epistemology for literary rewritings of myths
A special issue of Interférences littéraires/Literaire interferenties: A Multilingual e-Journal of Literary Studies
Deadline for proposals: 15 September 2014

This special issue of Interférences littéraires/Literaire interferenties aims to develop the most recent theoretical and methodological contributions regarding literary rewritings of myths. Up until the 1970s, critics accepted the conceptualization of myth put forth by philosophical and ethno-anthropological approaches; subsequently, however, various critical perspectives emerged which recognised distinct properties in the mythe littéraire and examined the relation between myth and literature in light of strictly literary epistemological categories. Starting in the 1990s, the idea that it was possible to identify a particular ‘essence’ in myth (even in literary myths) began to fall in disrepute and was replaced by the view that a rewritten myth should be interpreted in terms of its specific expressive and enunciatory properties. As Ute Heidmann underlines in her theory of differential comparison, reconstructing the mythological discourse of every rewriting ideally involves a literary epistemological approach but also bears in mind the contributions made by interdisciplinary research. Using Heidmann’s proposals as a springboard, this volume seeks to relaunch the theoretical and methodological debate on how to read and interpret the rewritings of myths in literary texts. The aim is to arrive at a series of critical views which encompass all the poetic and mythological facets of rewriting. Proposals should include an abstract of approximately 300 words and a brief biography of the author, including academic affiliation and areas of research. Proposals should be sent to Franca Bruera (franca.bruera@unito.it), Giulia Boggio Marzet (giuliaboggiomarzet@gmail.com) and David Martens (david.martens@arts.kuleuven.be) by 15 September 2014. The authors of the chosen texts will be notified by the 15th of October 2014. The articles should be 30,000-50,000 words in length (including spaces and footnotes) and must be submitted via email no later than 25 February 2015. More information can be found on http://interferenceslitteraires.be/node/331
 
 
Dr. Elke D'hoker
Senior Lecturer in English and Irish literature
OE Literary Studies: Text and Interpretation
KU Leuven Faculty of Arts
Blijde Inkomststraat 21/3311
B - 3000 Leuven
+3216324883
http://elkedhoker.weebly.com/index.html
(posted 20 June 2014)



Golden Epochs and Dark Ages: Perspectives on the Past
Studies in Literature and Culture (SILC)
New extended deadline for proposals: 15 October 2014

The ways in which we represent or reconstruct the past, or certain periods and epochs, reflect the values, trends and fashions of our own times, rendering any attempt at an "objective" picture of the bygone times bordering on the impossible. Projecting our own patterns of thought onto the past, we end up either idealizing some chosen periods in the nostalgic thing-are-not-what-they-used-to-be manner or, conversely, dismissing whole epochs as "dark ages" never to be repeated. And the whole process is dynamic: the appraisal of the same epochs changes with time and a yesterday's "golden era”" can, according to the changing needs of the new times, become a "dark age" of today.
The Victorians saw their age as the fulfilment of English history, a period of their country’s political, military and economic domination, and they drew inspiration for expressing that pride in the art and pageantry of the Middle Ages, idealised as a golden period of the yester-era. Later, however, both epochs were confined to that particular history drawer that was a depository of stale social mores and outdated intellectual and cultural conventions.
The terms "mediaeval" and "Victorian" have both come to epitomise the state of "outdatedness", which is reflected in their dictionary entries. English culture in general and the English culture of the postmodern era in particular are characterised by self-conscious forays into the past and imitations of past styles in an effort to define the present by reference to a particular past period. We invite proposals that discuss various aspects of reappraisal and devaluation of particular past epochs not only in literature but also mass media, material culture, narrative trails in museums etc.

Studies in Literature and Culture (SILC) is a publishing series affiliated to John Paul II University of Lublin, Poland, Faculty of Humanities, Institute of English Studies. The series publishes academic dissertations, articles and review essays whose purpose is the multi- and interdisciplinary analysis and understanding of British Culture, History and Literature, as reported by academics, scholars and researchers from Poland and around the world.

The series welcomes original high-quality papers, which debate erudite and contemporaneous ideas, topics and issues of academic relevance, to be published and disseminated. The editorial board of the series includes prof. Zofia Kolbuszewska, prof. Sławomir Wącior, Barbara Klonowska, PhD, Grzegorz Maziarczyk, PhD. The editors directly responsible for the upcoming issue are Tomasz Niedokos, PhD, and Anna Antonowicz, PhD.  The series is a peer-reviewed printed publication.

Proposals (500-word abstracts) should be submitted by October 15, 2014 (new extended deadline) to:
- <annaa@kul.lublin.pl>
- and <niedokos@kul.lublin.pl>.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent by October 30, 2014.
Final papers (c. 20000 characters) will be expected by April 31, 2014.
(posted 27 March 2014, updated 4 July 2014)



Angles and limes: Examining and challenging research in Anglo-American studies
Angles, issue 2
Deadline for proposals: 15 October 2014

Guest editor: Pascale Antolin
The second issue of Angles, the new online journal published by SAES, will aim at examining "angles and limes" in Anglo-American studies. 'Angle' refers to the point of view from which a subject can be approached and analyzed. ‘Limes’ (from the Latin limen, i.e. threshold) originally refers to a boundary, especially the fortified border or frontier of a country.
The purpose of this particular issue is to gather articles focusing both on the specific angles of each discipline and their limits, and on the instances when borders are crossed and limits are passed -- must be passed -- to further research. Scholars from all disciplines are invited to submit proposals developing and clarifying their own practices as regards limits and angles.
When examining these two terms, the following questions come to mind—but these are by no means exclusive of others that could be raised from actual personal critical practices:
Certain disciplines have turned to other fields for inspiration: literary studies have turned to philosophy, psychoanalysis and the visual arts, as well as medicine and sociology; film studies often refer to drama and painting, but also to sculpture, dance and music; linguistics have begun working on dance, etc. Do such connections or bridges between different fields of study tend to blur the lines between them or, on the contrary, to what extent do they emphasize the identity of each discipline?
Drawing a clear limit between one field of study and another involves paying attention to what is inside, or belongs to, one discipline while dismissing what is outside, what lies beyond. It amounts therefore to a process of self-determination and creates meaning. What have been the consequences of such practices? Conversely, (how) does this bridging lead to issues of legitimacy (intellectual and professional) and with what consequences?
To what extent does the constitution of 'subtopics' within literary studies and social studies (society for the study of..., studies of trauma, of gender, whiteness, etc.) change the limits of the initial discipline?
For scholars specializing in British/American/etc. social and historical studies, how does the existence of traditional disciplines work to influence their own research? The same question can be applied to the existence of ‘foreign’ established traditions and their influence on French scholars. In the specific French academic context, for instance, 'civilisation' has acted as a place of transgression of the traditional disciplinary map. Has such movement survived its own inception with the increasing professionalization and internationalization of research?
How do/did scholars working on British/American/Commonwealth studies experience their linguistic/cultural/epistemological ‘outsideness’ to transform it into something constructive? Cultural studies—and Colonial studies—have flourished on such crossings of lines. Have they been a source of inspiration, adding depth to scholarly criticism or, on the contrary, have they been an easy way out of the traditional disciplinary field?
How do concepts such as 'limits' and 'interspace' work in fields of 'visual studies' or in linguistics, both in terms of theory and/or corpus?
We welcome all manner of theoretical inquiry into these fields, but we are looking specifically for contributions that will combine theoretical questions with concrete examples drawn from actual research. We are also looking for critical self-examination, uncompromising self-analysis -- including of failures -- and even iconoclastic contributions, provided they are grounded on practice and not simply on programmatic statements.
Scholars from all disciplines are invited to submit 500-word proposals addressing these or other topics. In addition to traditional academic articles, Angles accepts scholarly contributions addressing the topic partly, or wholly, in non-traditional forms (documentary film, short story, comic book, manifesto, pamphlet...). Angles also encourages proposals meeting high standards of scholarship from academics wishing to experiment with different disciplinary perspectives.

Submission Procedures:
All submitted articles are subject to a double-blind review process.
Abstract submission due for issue #2: 15 October 2014
Completed paper submission due: 15 April 2015
Publication date: 1st September 2015
We encourage submissions from both graduate students and established researchers in the field. Submitted papers should not have been previously published, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
All submissions should be sent to the Editor: <yan.brailowsky@u-paris10.fr>.
Material submitted to Angles must not been published previously, in part or in whole, and should not be simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Submissions should be written in English. Please use standard formatting: Times New Roman, 12pt, single spaced. Avoid personalized layouts.
All submissions go through a double-blind peer-review process. Please try to obfuscate references in the body text and footnotes which could compromise the anonymity of the submitted material.
Standard length for articles should vary between 5,000 and 8,500 words. Audiovisual submissions should not exceed 40mn.
For submissions of material in non-traditional forms, please contact the Editor for more details.
More details will be found online (address provided soon).
For further information, please contact the Editor: Yan Brailowsky, yan.brailowsky@u-paris10.fr
(posted 10 July 2014)



Politics of Form
EJES (European Journal of English Studies) Volume 20
Deadline for proposals: 31 October 2014

Guest Editors: Sarah Copland (Edmonton, Canada) and Greta Olson (Giessen, Germany)

Chantel Mouffe argues that every artistic form has a political dimension. Fredric Jameson has written that narrative form is inherently ideological, representing a "sedimentation" of a historical moment’s social relations and modes of creation. This special issue seeks to unite the formalist analysis of aesthetic and in particular narrative texts with ‘readings’ that are aimed at uncovering how structures of social power and subordination are expressed in and by form.

Contributions might explore issues such as:
- How can narratological or other formalist analyses of text be reconciled with postcolonial, feminist, critical-race, class-sensitive, and intersectional reading strategies?
- How are specific concepts and models of formalist analysis challenged when they are opened to political and contextual issues?
- In which conditions did prevailing formalist and narratological models come to be; how might they also be viewed as historically contingent?
- How do the forms of specific narrative texts express political critique?
- How might regarding textual form as inherently political help critics to resolve current debates about the appropriate objects and methods of textual analysis?

Given the focus of EJES on English Studies as practiced in Europe, the editors welcome essay proposals that deal with the politics of form, particularly in connection with the critique or negotiation of Englishness in Anglophone or non-Anglophone cultures and contexts.

Detailed proposals (500-1,000 words) for essays of c. 5,000-6,000 words, as well as all inquiries regarding this issue, should be sent to both editors:
- Greta Olson <greta.olson@anglistik.uni-giessen.de>
- Sarah Copland <coplands2@macewan.ca>

Please note that the deadline for proposals is 31 October 2014, with delivery of completed essays by 31 March 2015.
Volume 20 will appear in 2016.
(posted 7 January 2014)



J.M. Coetzee and the non-English Literary Traditions
EJES (European Journal of English Studies) Volume 20
Deadline for proposals: 31 October 2014

Guest editors:  María J. López, (Córdoba, Spain), Kai Wiegandt, (Berlin, Germany)

In J.M. Coetzee's latest novel, The Childhood of Jesus (2013), Miguel de Cervantes and his novel Don Quixote are central, calling attention to gaps in the existing research on Coetzee's intertextuality. Research has mainly focused on English intertexts, although Coetzee enters a dialogue with a myriad of literary and linguistic traditions, especially, though not only, European ones. As Derek Attridge states in his introduction to Coetzee's collection of essays Inner Workings, Coetzee's "evident fascination with the European novelists of the first half of the twentieth-century suggests that, although he has never lived in continental Europe, he is, if looked at from one angle, a deeply European writer." In spite of substantial examinations of the echoes of different non-English writers in Coetzee, these critical analyses are scattered and some influences remain patently unexamined. Hence, this issue intends to cover an important critical gap by offering the first unified view of Coetzee's relation with non-English literary traditions both in his fictional and non-fictional works, focusing on Coetzee’s interaction with European literatures such as Spanish, Italian, French, Dutch, German, Polish, Greek or Russian, but also welcoming contributions on Latin American, Asian and other non-English influences.

Topics for papers may include:
- Thematic and formal influences of non-English literary traditions on Coetzee's fiction
- Coetzee's re-thinking of the novel form through non-English novels, for example, via Don Quixote, as opposed to the much-discussed Robinson Crusoe
- Coetzee's dialogue with specific authors, such as Kafka, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Milosz, Musil, Márai, Rousseau, Cervantes, Goethe or García Márquez 
- A broadening of the notion that Coetzee is influenced by modernism by including non-English modernisms
- Coetzee's representation of non-English languages in his fiction
- Coetzee's work as a translator, especially from Dutch, and its possible effects on his fiction

Detailed proposals (500-1,000 words) for essays of c. 5,000-6,000 words, as well as all inquiries regarding this issue, should be sent to both editors: 
- María J. López <ff2losam@uco.es>
- Kai Wiegandt <kai.wiegandt@fu-berlin.de>

Please note that the deadline for proposals is 31 October 2014, with delivery of completed essays by 31 March 2015.
Volume 20 will appear in 2016.
(posted 7 January 2014)



Formulaicity in Language, Literature and Criticism
EJES (European Journal of English Studies) Volume 20
Deadline for proposals: 31 October 2014

Guest editors:  Ian MacKenzie  (Geneva, Switzerland) and Martin Kayman (Cardiff, UK)

Formulaicity is widespread in language, literature and literary criticism, although these days, especially in the academy, it is frequently seen as an inferior alternative to genuine creativity. This issue welcomes articles on all aspects of formulaicity in these fields, describing, disparaging, rehabilitating or celebrating the use of formulas.

Possible areas of interest include:
- Language / linguistics: the formulaic aspects of language (or in this instance, the English language), the prevalence of formulaic sequences, fixed and semi-fixed expressions, prefabricated phrases, etc.; their importance for theories of language acquisition and learning (and teaching), translating, etc.; the differing functions of formulaicity in English used as a first language, foreign language, lingua franca, etc.; the relation between formulaicity and creativity in speech and writing; formulaicity and diachronic change; how routinely repeated formulas can become ritualized, stylized and freed from their original stimulus, etc.
- Literature: the inherent formulaicity of literary genres high and low, from traditional epics to sonnets to detective stories; the role of predictable structural, formal and narrative elements; the balance between predictability and innovation or creativity; formulaic and generic variation in different national traditions; etc.
- Criticism: the inescapably formulaic nature of articles produced by many critical schools or theoretical approaches (critical discourse analysis, cultural studies, deconstruction, gender studies, new historicism, post-colonialism, psychoanalysis, etc.), and once again, the delicate balance between predictability and creativity; the influence of different national traditions on critical work produced in English, and their impact on formulaic and generic features; etc.

Detailed proposals (500-1,000 words) for essays of c. 5,000-6,000 words, as well as all inquiries regarding this issue, should be sent to both editors:
- Ian MacKenzie <ian.mackenzie@unige.ch>
- Martin Kayman <KaymanM@cardiff.ac.uk>

Please note that the deadline for proposals is 31 October 2014, with delivery of completed essays by 31 March 2015.
Volume 20 will appear in 2016.
(posted 7 January 2014)



Business English
The Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic English
Deadline for proposals: 1 November 2014

The Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic English announces the call for papers for its first special, thematic issue on Business English.

The Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purpo
ses is an open access peer-reviewed international journal published by the University of Niš, Republic of Serbia. We publish high quality, refereed papers three times a year. Papers reporting original research or extended versions of the already published conference/journal papers are all welcome. Papers for publication are selected through peer reviewing to ensure originality, relevance, and readability. The aim of The Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes is to publish peer reviewed research and review articles fast without delay in the developing fields of ESP, EAP, General and Applied Linguistics. It is our aim for The Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes to become a platform for enchancing these fields of science and teaching practice.

We welcome submissions dealing with any aspect of this most pressing and challenging field, be it linguistic, cultural, methodological, or else. Today more than ever, Business English is considered to be a finely tuned, purpose specific tool, the imperative required to join, communicate and compete in the international, worldwide market economy that allows for an appropriate, rapid and effective response to its ever-increasing demands. 

The call for papers is open until November, 1st, 2014.

http://espeap.junis.ni.ac.rs/index.php/espeap

Special issue editors:
Nadežda Stojković, PhD, University of Niš, Serbia
Slavica Čepon, PhD, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević, PhD, University of Montenegro
(posted 11 July 2014)



Screen-Philosophies of Violence
HJEAS (Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies)
Deadline for proposals: 8 February 2015

HJEAS (Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies) seeks papers for a special thematic block on "Screen-Philosophies of Violence". HJEAS is a peer-reviewed journal of the Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Debrecen, Hungary publishing critical articles, interviews, and book reviews in the fields of American, British and Irish literature, history, culture and cinema and is available from JSTOR and ProQuest.
Articles in the thematic block "Screen-philosophies of violence" may address individual films, auteur oeuvres, generic nodes of representation (in action films, thrillers, horror, western, war and political cinema) which pursue a critical attitude to violence, that is propose to consider -- in a systematic, questioning, argumentative, speculative or diagnostic manner -- the relationship between violence and reality, existence, values, knowledge, attitudes, etc. The editor of the block believes that cinematic violence, when not used as dramatic spectacle or assumed as a tendency of behaviour in the sole service of psychological realism, may advance our understanding of the notion of violence as representation (violence and mediation), epistemology (knowledge as violence/violent forms of knowledge), ontology (the violence of existence) and ethics (categories of valuation and violence). In addition, cinema is capable of exploring the frequently violent discursive logic and destructive nature of stereotypes relating to gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity and subcultures. Apart from topics raised within Film Studies and traditional branches of philosophy, contributions relying on relevant aspects of Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Genre Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Trauma and Memory Studies are also sought.

HJEAS invites contributions exploring screen philosophies of violence with reference but not limited to the following topics:
- thinking violence through stylistic devices and film poetics: form as violence in films
- missing motivations, broken chronologies, fragmented stories: the violence of disnarrative feature cinema
- cinematic practices that question the humanist view of man and nature, individual and society
- films that unfold the logic of stereotypes, scapegoating, and normative values, or investigate the cultural grammar and ideological semiotics of violence
- cinema as a source of Other gazes and a vehicle of de(con)structing the pleasures of sexist and colonial spectatorship
- films exploring the causes of domestic/marital/adolescent violence, violence at school, the workplace and in deviant subcultures
- films analysing discourses and symbolic institutions of violence in stories set in hospitals, prisons, educational institutes and the military
- films offering an analytical approach to everyday forms of violence in closed societies, totalitarian states, religious or other sects
- filmmakers examining the underlying logic of historical, collective and personal traumas or the relationship between individual and structural violence
- raising general questions in connection with the poetics and politics of screen violence
- taxonomic overview of violence in cinema

HJEAS encourages article submissions from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives and academic orientations. Publication decisions are based solely on the quality of the submissions, which undergo a double-blind review. For further information on our guidelines for manuscripts to be considered for publication, please see our website:
Texts should be submitted electronically using the following addresses:
- <gyori.zsolt@arts.unideb.hu>
- <hjeas@unideb.hu>
Deadline for proposals:8 February 2015
Notification of acceptance: 31 April 2015
Delivery of completed papers: 31 August 2015

Please forward any questions to:
Zsolt Győri, Assistant editor: <gyori.zsolt@arts.unideb.hu>
Institute of English and American Studies
University of Debrecen, Hungary
(posted 23 June 2014)



Justice and Compassion: Hume's Moral Philosophy and Contemporary Practical Ethics
A special issue of Diametros - An Online Journal of Philosophy
Deadline for sending papers: 31 March 2015

Diametros - An Online Journal of Philosophy welcomes papers on Hume and contemporary practical ethics until 31st March 2015.
The special issue, planned for publication in June 2015, is intended to continue a series of special issues dedicated to the applications of various classical ethical theories in contemporary practical contexts.
This time the journal’s focus is on Hume's moral theory, in particular on the two components which constitute its conceptual framework: justice and compassion. Authors are kindly requested to submit their proposals for double-blind peer review through the online platform of the journal. 
http://www.diametros.iphils.uj.edu.pl/index.php/diametros/pages/view/przesylanie#online
(posted 10 July 2014)



Permanently Valid Calls for Papers



The Journal of Cultural Mediation

The Journal of Cultural Mediation of the SSML Fondazione Villaggio dei Ragazzi "don Salvatore d'Angelo" focuses on the role of culture in perceiving and translating reality. The aim of this Journal is to promote research in communication, especially by investigating language, languages, cultural models, mediation and interculturality, welcoming contributions focussing on cultural mediation in modern society.
In particular manuscripts should concern:
- The role of the cultural mediator
- Linguistic/cultural mediation teaching methodologies
- Cultural mediation and identity
- Linguistic mediation in specialized discourse
- Analysis of text translations
- Quality interpreting - Interpreting as cultural mediation
- Professionalization and professional issues of interpreters
- Interdisciplinarity within Interpreting Studies
- Teaching methodologies in interpreter training
- Research on any aspect of interpreting in any research paradigm (including cognitive science, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, discourse analysis, pragmatics, anthropology, semiotics, comparative cultural studies, cross-cultural communication, etc.)

All papers submitted to The Journal of Cultural Mediation should be original, neither having been previously published nor being considered elsewhere at the time of submission.
Papers can be written in Italian, English, French, Spanish or German, they should not exceed 6000 words and should be preceded by an abstract of 200-250 words. If the language of the paper is not English, please include a translation of the abstract in English as well. At the head of your abstract please indicate the title of the proposal, the name of the author/s, affiliation and email address. Please include five to six keywords.
The editor will select contributions for each issue and notify authors of acceptance or otherwise according to the dates below.
Authors wishing to contribute to the Journal of Cultural Mediation are welcome to submit their abstracts as email attachments to:
 <jcm.ssmlmaddaloni@yahoo.it>

For further information, contributors are encouraged to read the guidelines of the journal, given on our website:
IMPORTANT DATES (Issue 1)
March 31st: call for abstracts
April 15th: notification of acceptance
June 15th: paper submission
IMPORTANT DATES (Issue 2)
September 30th: call for abstracts
October 15th: notification of acceptance
December 15th: paper submission
(posted 16 February 2012)



The Brontës and the Idea of Influence
A thematic dossier in the “Writers, writings” section of LISA e-journal

In March 2007, Stevie Davies, Patricia Duncker and Michele Roberts gathered around Patsy Stoneman at Haworth in Yorkshire to talk about the influence that the Brontës had had on their evolutions as authors, and more generally, about the source of inspiration that the most famous family of writers in England could represent. Patsy Stoneman had already tackled the topic by publishing a book entitled The Brontë Influence in 2004 with the help of Charmian Knight. The issue of LISA e-journal "Re-Writing Jane Eyre: Jane Eyre, Past and Present" is further evidence of Charlotte Brontë's influence on the writers of the following decades or centuries. So far, these studies have been quite limited and this field of research, "the Brontë influence", offers a wide range of possible developments.
Moreover, if the four authors' poetry and novels have already been the object of numerous studies, there is much left to write about the influences which were exerted on the Brontës, whether religious, literary, philosophical or cultural. Taking account of the context of  a work is often a good way of understanding the issues underlying a text: the path taken by the Brontës, their journeys, their stays abroad, the books they read, etc. could prove to be very enlightening. Besides these external factors, one could also consider the interactions between the three sisters, who wrote in the same room and who read passages from their works aloud.
A final aspect to identify and study could be the influences which are exerted within the Brontës' works themselves. How can one account for the progress of the heroes and heroines? How is the influence that characters have on one another expressed? What role does nature play in the destiny of characters? Which other elements intervene in the novels?

This dossier devoted to the Brontës intends to analyse the works through the perspective of influence and three different fields of research can thus be considered:
-    influences on the Brontës
-    the idea of influence in the Brontës’ works
-    the Brontë influence on the writers of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
Please send your proposals (one A4 page maximum) to Dr. Élise Ouvrard <ouvrard_elise@hotmail.com>.
Accepted articles will be published in the thematic dossier "The Brontës and the Idea of Influence" on the website of LISA e-journal:
(posted 10 January 2008, updated 3 November 2010)



Controversy: Literary Studies and Ethics
JLT-Journal of Literary Theory online

Submissions are continuously accepted.
Are literary scholars and critics supposed to voice their view on normative questions within their academic writings? How far should world views, political opinions and evaluations enter into the scholarly and critical work with literary texts? Is it even possible to exclude such judgements from literary studies? How and why do different traditions of literary studies treat these problems divergently?

Submissions are expected to refer to previous contributions to this controversy by Peter J. Rabinowitz and Marshall W. Gregory, which can be found here:
and here:
Please contact the editorial office for further details at
<jlt@phil.uni-goettingen.de>.
(posted 10 February 2011)