EJES: The European Journal of English Studies
The web page of EJES is to be found on the website of the publisher Routledge.
Routledge belongs to the Taylor & Francis Group.
1. The Editorial Team
New editorial team
The team appointed in 2006 to relaunch EJES under the Routledge imprint has come to the end of its term of office. Angela Locatelli and Ansgar Nünning are standing down (the latter after ten years at the helm) and will be replaced by Greta Olson and Stephanos Stephanides, whose nominations were confirmed by the ESSE Board in Turin.
Martin A. Kayman (http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/encap/contactsandpeople/profiles/kayman-martin.html) will continue, as will the Reviews Editor, Adam Piette (http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/english/staff/piette).
Greta studied at Vassar in the USA and at Freiburg in Germany and is currently professor of American and English Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Giessen; she has a strong interest in the development of European perspectives on American issues (for more information, see http://www.greta-olson.com/index.htm).
Stephanos was trained at University College, Cardiff and is presently Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Cyprus, of which he was a founder member. He is also a leading figure in the Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies and an award-winning poet and translator (http://www.hum.ucy.ac.cy/ENG/people/ stephanides.htm).
While Greta extends our concerns towards the Atlantic, Stephanos brings a volume of intercultural experience at the margins of Europe and Asia. Together, they amplify significantly our vocation to engage with English Studies in Europe 'and beyond' (see the journal's editorial policy).
General Editors (from January 2011)
Adam Piette, University of Sheffield
Editorial Advisory Board
Following the appointment of the new team of general editors, the advisory board has also been refreshed. Roughly half the previous team continue, and half are new members. Selecting from names proposed by the members of the ESSE Board, we have sought to maintain an appropriate disciplinary and gender balance, with representation from all the active member associations in ESSE. As is now tradition, the former editors have also been appointed to the Board, which is now constituted as follows:
Sigma Ankrava, University of Latvia; Mário Avelar, Universidade Aberta (Portugal); Carlo M. Bajetta, University of Valle d’Aosta; Işil Baş, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul; Tamás Bényei, University of Debrecen; Isabella Buniyatova, Kiev National Linguistic University; Ivan Callus, University of Malta; Jan Cermak, Charles University, Prague; Kristin Davidse, University of Leuven; Bessie Dendrinos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; David Duff, Aberdeen University; Camelia Elias, Roskilde University; Seda Gasparyan, Yerevan State University; Maria Georgieva, St. Kliment Ohridski University, Sofia; Ljiljana Ina Gjurgjan, University of Zagreb; Wolfgang Görtschacher, Salzburg University; Henryk Kardela, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin; Didier Maillat, University of Fribourg; Ricardo Mairal, UNED (Spain); Maria Margaroni, University of Cyprus; Uroš Mozetič, University of Ljubljana; Anzela Nikolovska, University of Skopje; Maria Olaussen, Linnćus University; Tina O'Toole, University of Limerick; Päivi Pahta, University of Tampere; Hortensia Pârlog, University of Timişoara; Catherine Pesso-Miquel, University of Lyon 2; Vladislava Gordic Petkovic, University of Novi Sad; Regina Rudaityte, Vilnius University; Andrea Sand, Trier University; Pavel Stekauer, Košice University; Bledar Toska, University of Vlora; Marina Tsvetkova, Nizhny Novgorod Linguistic University; and the former editors of EJES: Herbert Grabes, Jean-Jacques Lecercle, Angela Locatelli and Ansgar Nünning.
2. Aims and Scope
EJES presents work of the highest quality in English literature, linguistics and cultural studies from the multidisciplinary and multicultural perspective that characterises the study of English in Europe. The aim of the journal is to publish substantial scholarly and critical interventions in a fast-developing field and thereby itself to influence the agenda in its disciplines. A research journal, written by and for specialists from all parts of the disciplinary spectrum of English Studies in Europe and beyond, EJES is also addressed to academics interested in the dialogical and plurivocal development of their subject and are interested in innovative work outside their own area of expertise. To this end, it also offers non-specialists examples of recent approaches and new ways of conceiving and engaging the field of English studies. The journal places a high premium on readability, discussion of controversial issues, and the inclusion of a wide range of disciplinary, cultural and theoretical perspectives.
EJES appears three times a year. Individual issues are devoted to specific themes, proposed by guest editors, and designed to attract cutting-edge research from across and between the disciplines that make up English Studies in Europe and beyond. A substantial book review section keeps readers informed about new publications in the field, particularly where these challenge existing assumptions or offer to make a difference to the practice of the discipline. 'The cause is Europe . . . The cause is also English Studies in the broadest sense of that term . . . Moreover, the cause is debate.’ (Editorial, EJES 1.1)
3. Editorial Policy
a. In organising either an issue or a series
issues of European Journal of
English Studies, we need an idea of what
makes EJES distinctive. What,
in other words, do we mean by 'European'
in the context of this journal?
4. Calls for papers for forthcoming issues of EJES
The call for papers for volume 19 is available:
Volume 19 will appear in 2015.
Please consult the journal’s Aims and Scope and Editorial Policy for general guidelines on proposing a special theme and/or contact the General Editors for specific advice on formulating a CFP.
5. Recent Issues of EJES
The tables of contents of past issues of EJES, as well as abstracts of papers publishes, are available from the website of Routledge, starting with the three issues of Volume 4 (year 2000).
Volume 14 - 2010
14.1: Beyond Trauma: The Uses of the Past in XXI-Century Europe
eds Jacek Gutorow, Jerzy Jarniewicz & David Kennedy
14.2: Crime Narratives: Crossing Cultures and Disciplines
eds Maurizio Ascari & Heather Worthington
14.3: Cultural Histories
eds François Poirier, Logie Barrow & Karine Bigand
Volume 15 - 2011
15.1: Matter and Material Culture
eds Maurizio Calbi & Marilena Parlati.
eds Andrew James Johnson & Ute Berns
15.3: The Esoteric in Post/Modernism
eds Pia Brînzeu & György E. Szönyi
Volume 16 - 2012
16.1: Housing fictions: The House in Writing and Culture, 1950 to the Present
eds. Janet Larson, Francesca Saggini & Anna Enrichetta Soccio
16.2: Dislocations and Ecologies
eds. Alexa Weik & Christoph Irmscher
16.3: Gender Resistance
eds. Evgenia Sifaki & Angeliki Spiropoulou
6. Reflecting back on Volume 15 and Looking forward to Volume 16
EJES seeks to engage with English Studies in Europe 'and beyond'. It has been the explicit aim of the (partially) new editorial team to expand the concerns of the study of English in Europe geographically as well as in disciplinary terms. Thus we were very happy to have seen the first issue of EJES to be ushered into print by a Romanian and Hungarian guest editor team last year: 15.3: The Esoteric in Post/Modernism, eds. Pia Brînzeu & György E. Szönyi. The disciplinary expansion of English Studies was witnessed by issues that worked to reassess Medievalisms and to address the centrality of the study of Material Culture: 15.2: Medievalism, eds. Andrew James Johnson & Ute Berns, and 15.1: Matter and Material Culture, eds. Maurizio Calbi & Marilena Parlati.
2011 has been a year in which the concept and material conditions of the European project have been severely challenged. Thus the general editors would like to express our solidarity with our Greek colleagues during this very difficult time. We are most thankful that despite current hardships, the Greek guest editors Evgenia Sifaki & Angeliki Spiropoulou will be seeing 16.3: Gender Resistance into print later this year. Before then, we look forward to one issue that examines meanings of the house in Anglophone texts from postcolonial and gendered perspectives and another on the ecologies of travel: 16.1 Housing Fictions: The House in Writing and Culture, 1950 to the Present, eds. Janet Larson, Francesca Saggini & Anna Enrichetta Soccio, and 16.2 Dislocations and Ecologies, eds. Alexa Weik & Christoph Irmscher.
7. Future Work
The general editors seek to ensure that issues are varied and broad in scope; that they focus on topical issues in and across the disciplines embraced by English Studies in Europe; and that they showcase cutting-edge research from a range of academic traditions. The journal manifests its 'European' character not by restricting access to scholars working in Europe, but by publishing peer-reviewed research of international quality on the topic in hand from a range of disciplinary viewpoints, thereby promoting interdisciplinary discussion on matters of cultural and intellectual concern across the fields of English Studies in Europe and beyond.
8. Forthcoming Issues of EJES
17: Myths of Europe: East of Venice, eds. Ljiljana Ina Gjurgjan & Aidan O’Malley
17: The Rhetoric of Science, eds. Maria Freddi, Barbara Korte & Josef Schmied
17: Visual Text, eds. Judy Kendall, Manuel Portela & Glyn White
9. The former editors (from 1997 to 2005)
In spite of some overlapping, there have been two distinctive Editorial teams after the one constituted by the founding Editors:
Catherine Belsey (University of Wales, Cardiff): 1997-2000
Herbert Grabes (Justus-Liebig Universität, Giessen): 1997-2001
Jean-Jacques Lecercle (Université Paris X – Nanterre) 1997-2000
Catherine Bernard (Université Paris VII): 2000-2005
Claire Connelly (University of Wales, Cardiff): 2000-2005
Ansgar Nünning (Justus-Liebig Universität, Giessen): 2002-2010
Martin Kayman (University of Wales, Cardiff): 2005-
Angela Locatelli (Universiŕ Degli Studi di Bergamo): 2005-2010
Ansgar Nünning (Justus-Liebig Universität, Giessen): 2002-2010