CALL FOR PAPERS - STUDIES IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY CULTURE, VOLUME 51
CALL FOR PAPERS
Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, Volume 51
Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published annually for the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) by the Johns Hopkins University Press. SECC publishes revised versions of papers given at national and regional conferences of ASECS and at the meetings of its affiliates, such as the Society of Early Americanists, the Mozart Society, SHARP, etc. Volume 51 will include papers that would have been given at conferences that were cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, unless those papers have been rescheduled for presentation at the same conference next year, in which case they will be eligible for consideration in Volume 52. Digitized as part of Project Muse, SECC is a membership benefit of Patrons and Sponsoring Members of ASECS and is offered to all members at a discount.
For Volume 51, the editors invite provocative and rigorous essays that chart new directions for research on the cultures of the long eighteenth century, including contributions to history, literary history, the history of visual art, theatre and performance studies, musicology, material culture studies, gender and sexuality studies, and studies of race, indigeneity, and empire. Essays from under-represented areas of inquiry are particularly welcome.
The editors are committed to publishing not only individual essays but also one or more “clusters” of contributions that stem from the same panel or roundtable (or, in the case of double or triple sessions on a shared topic, the same series of panels or roundtables). If you are a session chair interested in pursuing this option, please contact the editors soon after your conference has concluded (or been cancelled) in order to confirm that your session is of an appropriate scope and to determine the best length for the individual contributions.
Guidelines for Submission to Volume 51: Conference papers presented at (or scheduled for) regional and national meetings of ASECS and its affiliate societies between JULY 1, 2019 and JUNE 30, 2020 are eligible for consideration. Single essay submissions should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words in length, including notes, although substantively revised contributions of other lengths will be considered. Submissions are normally in English and should follow the 17th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. Submissions will be evaluated through blind peer review. Authors are therefore asked to avoid identifying themselves and references to one’s own scholarship should be made in the third person. We cannot consider papers already submitted to other journals. The deadline for submission is AUGUST 15, 2020. Please send all inquiries and submissions to David Brewer <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Crystal Lake <email@example.com>