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CALL FOR PAPERS - Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, Volume 49

CALL FOR PAPERS - Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, Volume 49


Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture is an interdisciplinary journal published annually for the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) by the Johns Hopkins University Press. SECC publishes revised versions of papers read at national and regional conferences of ASECS and at the meetings of its affiliates, such as the Society of Early Americanists, the Early Caribbean Society, SHARP, etc. Digitized as part of Project Muse, SECC is a membership benefit of Patrons of ASECS and is offered to all members at discount.


For the 2018-2019 volume (No. 49) the editors invite theoretically informed, academically rigorous essays that reflect new directions for research in the field of eighteenth-century culture, including literature, history, art history, theater and performance studies, music, ethnic studies, or women and gender studies. Essays from under-represented disciplines are particularly welcome.

In addition to our usual practice of publishing individual papers, the editors may publish at least one entire panel of 3-4 papers on the same subject, refaced by a short introduction from the panel chair (in the case of double or triple sessions on the same topic, papers can be collected from different sessions). The editors are also open to publishing at least one roundtable as a “forum,” in order to highlight new directions or important debates in eighteenth-century studies. If you are a panel chair interested in this option: please provide a proposal and short abstracts of the papers to confirm that they are on subjects that will work for the journal’s broad interdisciplinary and multicultural audience. Do this in advance of asking participants to work on their papers, but after having ensured that they are willing to revise their conference papers into 5,000 word essays (including footnotes). Roundtable chairs should do the same, after ensuring that participants are willing to turn their remarks into readable 1,250-1,500 word contributions (including footnotes).


Guidelines for Submission to Volume 49: conference papers presented at regional and national meetings of ASECS and its affiliate societies between JULY 1, 2017 and JUNE 30, 2018 are eligible. Papers should be substantially revised from their conference format and use the Chicago Manual of Style for annotation. Submissions normally are in English, but may include other commonly used modern European languages, and typically are 20 to 25 double-spaced pages. Contributions will be judged according to the highest standards of scholarship by blind review. Authors are thus asked to avoid identifying themselves throughout; references to one’s own scholarship should be made in the third person. The editors of SECC cannot consider papers already submitted to other journals. The deadline for submission is August 18, 2017.


Electronic submission to etbannet@ou.edu is preferred. Submissions in hard copy may be sent to Professor Eve Tavor Bannet, Department of English, University of Oklahoma, 760 Van Vleet Oval, Rm. 113, Norman, OK 73019-0240.

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