Studies in Romanticism publishes original essays on all aspects of literature and culture of the Romantic century (1750-1850). Upon submission, articles are screened by the editor and managing editor for appropriateness for the journal. Those submissions deemed appropriate then go through a double-blind peer review process. In preparing manuscripts, contributors should consult the Chicago Manual of Style, and specifically the “Notes and Bibliography” section appropriate for scholars in the humanities. Essays should be no more than 9,000 words in length inclusive of notes and bibliography, double-spaced in 12-point type using Times New Roman font, and should not have right justified margins. Footnotes should be at the bottom of the page and kept to a minimum. The first footnote for any source should include a full citation. Subsequent references to primary sources may by cited parenthetically in the text; other references should be cited as abbreviated footnotes. A quick version of the guidelines, with examples, appears online at chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide. Contributions must be in English; text quoted in other languages should include an English translation. Please save your manuscript in MS Word (.doc preferred). An abstract of no more than 300 words, headed with the title of the essay and the author’s name, institutional affiliation, and contact information, should be sent as a separate attachment. The author’s name must not be identified anywhere in the essay–neither in the text itself, nor in the footnotes, nor in headers or footers. Any self-citations should be in the third person. Use images only if they are necessary for your argument, and keep the overall number to a maximum of three.
The essay should be emailed as an attachment, along with the abstract, to Jennifer Reed, the managing editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. SiR will not consider essays already published or under consideration elsewhere.
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Studies in Romanticism publishes original essays on all aspects of literature and culture of the Romantic century (1750–1850). Studies in Romanticism will not consider essays already published or under consideration elsewhere. This includes translations of articles that have previously been published in other languages. We publish book reviews but do not publish informal articles.
Essays are submitted to the managing editor and are evaluated by the editor to determine whether or not they will be sent out for review. Submissions deemed appropriate go through a double-blind peer review process. Readers provide one of the following recommendations: (1) Acceptance, (2) Conditional Acceptance, or (3) Revise and Resubmit, and (4) Rejection. If reader evaluations conflict, the editor makes a final decision, or in some cases sends the essay out to a third reader. In cases where an author has been asked to make minor revisions, the editor alone evaluates the revised essay. If revisions are more significant, the essay may be sent back to one of the initial referees for evaluation. Once the essay has been formally accepted, it enters the publication queue. In the case of Special Issues, we typically solicit one referee for the entire issue. We aim to publish articles within one year of their acceptance.
Editors: Nikki Hessell, Pākehā/settler, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington and Liz Potter, Osage, University of York
Deadline: October 1, 2021
Essay Length: 3,000 words
Review Process: Anonymous peer review
Projected Publication Date: Fall 2022
Despite the essential role of Indigenous peoples and knowledges in Romanticism, there has yet to be a serious reconsideration of British Romanticism from this perspective. The methods and critical practices of Indigenous nations and traditions throughout the Americas, the Pacific, Asia, and Africa, will enhance our broader understanding of Romanticism as a global phenomenon and a field of study.
For this forum, we are seeking short essays from writers inside and beyond the academy on the topic of “Re-Indigenizing Romanticism.” The forum will prioritize approaches to Romanticism that originate in specific Indigenous epistemologies, rather than general readings of Indigenous peoples as subjects within the canon or indigeneity as a homogenous category. The prioritized approaches might include:
Enquiries are welcome and can be directed to either Nikki or Liz.
Abstracts are invited for a new special issue of Studies in Romanticism planned for Spring 2023.
Editor: Noah Heringman, University of Missouri
Deadline: Abstracts due by September 1st, 2021
Essay Length: Essays, 9,000 words; Forum contributions, 3,000 words
Review Process: Anonymous peer review
Projected Publication Date: Spring 2023
“Romanticism and Environmental Humanities,” guest edited by Noah Heringman (University of Missouri). Since the publication in this journal of a special issue on Green Romanticism (1996), edited by Jonathan Bate, scholars working at the intersection of Romanticism and environmental humanities have been increasingly influenced by the global scale of scholarship and activism in the areas of postcolonial studies, climate change, and environmental justice. One particular focus of this issue will be traditional ecological knowledge (TEK). Global “natures,” as Alan Bewell has called them, have become increasingly visible as scholars have rediscovered traditional ecological knowledge from various parts of the world as reported and remediated in publications generated by the voyages of Captain James Cook, Alexander von Humboldt, and others. We particularly welcome essays exploring the transformations that arise from encounters between competing forms of natural knowledge—settler-colonial and indigenous, urban and rural, or scientific and literary, among others. On a different level, TEK intersects with ecocriticism as an embodied practice pursued by scholars working in different situations in different parts of the world today.
We welcome abstracts for full-length scholarly articles tracking literary engagements with traditional ecological knowledge in the Romantic period, and/or the history of ecocriticism in Romantic studies. We also welcome abstracts for shorter pieces (3000 words) that would be part of a forum reflecting on ecocritical practices inside and outside academia during a challenging time for our profession. Abstracts for essays (500 words) and forum contributions (250 words) are due September 1, 2021, and will be reviewed by the special issue guest editor. Those selected will be invited to submit full papers by April 1, 2022. This entire special issue will be anonymously peer reviewed. Please email abstracts and a brief CV to Noah Heringman at HeringmanN@missouri.edu. Email inquiries are also welcome.
Editor: Lenora Hanson, New York University
Deadline: June 1st, 2022
Essay Length: 3,000-5,000 words
Review Process: Anonymous peer review
Projected Publication Date: Summer 2023
This forum on Palestine and Romanticism situates both historical and present-day Palestine as a contemporary of Romanticism. Rewriting the persistent narrative of Palestine as a land without people, it offers the first English language venue to engage with the place of Palestine and Palestinian identity in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Historical Palestine offers necessary insight into the preconditions of Orientalism, as well as the relationship between European colonialisms of past and present, from British to Zionist. Palestine’s Arabic and Bedouin indigenous histories and cultures open up non-sovereign and beyond-statist perspectives that cannot be understood through the Eurocentric constructs of identity, history, and belonging that emerged in the Romantic period. Recognizing Palestine as a place and a people contemporary with the Romantic period will revitalize our understanding of Romanticism and will show present-day Palestinians to be necessary interlocutors for scholars concerned with ongoing struggles against colonial racism and for the commons.
We seek short essays from writers inside and beyond the academy. Essays may engage with the Ottoman Empire more generally, but this should not be their primary focus. Contributions that focus on one or more of topics listed below will be prioritized:
Please submit essays and brief biographies as Word documents to Lenora Hanson (email@example.com). Enquiries are welcome and can be directed to Lenora.
SiR welcomes submissions of special issue topics. Successful topics would not be conference proceedings, but they may grow out of an event or collaborative project where authors worked toward a coherent and timely topic of inquiry together and then revised their essays to this end. The special issue editor/s should send a brief, abstract-length description of the topic and names of proposed contributors for initial consideration to the managing editor. If the initial fit seems good, they will be invited to submit a 6-8 page proposal similar to one for an essay collection, with project overview and argument, intended audience and significance, competing volumes/issues, abstracts of each essay, and brief details on contributors.
Special issues should consist of four to six essays of a maximum of 9000 words each including notes and bibliography. The editorial Introduction can be 5000 words maximum, and the total number of images should not exceed 15. Issue editors are responsible for submitting to the managing editor the complete manuscript conforming to the length limits, assuring the references are all according to house style, and including all images and copyright permissions per journal requirements. Special topic issues will be subject to peer review as with all manuscripts.
We also accept proposals for shorter symposia or forums focusing on the impact of a significant current scholarly work or issue within or outside literary studies, with an invited set of responses addressing this text or issue directly (similar to PMLA’s “Theories and Methodologies”). To propose a symposium or forum, follow the same procedures as for proposing a special issue (a brief initial inquiry followed by a more substantive proposal). The symposium format would consist of shorter, more polemical contributions. Interdisciplinary and/or methodologically innovative topics are particularly encouraged.
Adriana Craciun, Boston University
Joseph Rezek, Boston University
Jennifer Reed, Boston University
Ian Newman, Notre Dame
Alan Bewell, University of Toronto
David Bromwich, Yale University
Luisa Calè, Birkbeck, University of London
Julie Carlson, University of California, Santa Barbara
Manu Samriti Chander, Rutgers University-Newark
James Chandler, University of Chicago
Linda Colley, Princeton University
Jeffrey N. Cox, University of Colorado, Boulder
James Davies, University of California, Berkeley
Mary Favret, Johns Hopkins University
Michael Gamer, University of Pennsylvania
Kevin Gilmartin, California Institute of Technology
Ian Haywood, University of Roehampton, London
Noah Heringman, University of Missouri
Theresa Kelley, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jon Klancher, Carnegie Mellon University
Greg Kucich, University of Notre Dame
Nigel Leask, University of Glasgow
Michelle Levy, Simon Fraser University
Peter J. Manning, Stony Brook University
Patricia A. Matthew, Montclair State University
Alan Richardson, Boston College
Charles J. Rzepka, Boston University
Stacey Sloboda, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Kenneth R. Johnston, Indiana University, Bloomington
Jerome J. McGann, University of Virginia
Morton D. Paley, University of California, Berkeley
David Wagenknecht, Boston University
The Book Reviews section provides concise, substantive assessments (approx. 1200-1500 words) of recently published scholarly titles in the field. While attending to all major works of scholarship, including new scholarly editions and essay collections, SiR takes an especial interest in reviewing first monographs and work by younger scholars.
Send all book review correspondence to:
Ian Newman, Notre Dame
Presses should send any review copies to:
University of Notre Dame
Department of English
233 Decio Hall
Notre Dame Indiana 46556 USA
Please send book review copies to the contact above. Review copies received by the Johns Hopkins University Press office will be discarded.
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