Books and special issues of journals – Deadlines July-September 2019

Alien in LSP Classroom
An international publication providing guidance for LSP instructors
Deadline for submission: 31 July 2019

The Institute of Foreign Languages at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno, University of Technology, Czech Republic is issuing a call for papers on the role of the LSP teacher. We hope to collect papers by LSP practitioners that will make up an international publication providing guidance for other LSP instructors and enlightening them in their uneasy pedagogical efforts. Papers’ topics may include:

  • Curriculum developments, where there are usually very few guidelines, composing one’s own materials, and tailoring course design.
  • Instructors retraining themselves and finding out and staying in touch with
    the demands of the target discipline.
  • Reflection of student’s needs and employers’ requirements.
  • Teaching discipline-specific cultural competencies (including specific corpora) when the instructor is a linguist outside of the target discipline.
  • Developing active and self-evaluative learners as most of their future language learning will be done by themselves.
  • Community-based learning, cooperation with experts, project-based learning while approximating the real-world workplace.
  • Use of any technologies mediating the teacher-student relationship.

Detailed information can be found at: http://www.kj.fme.vutbr.cz/?idh=4
Deadline for submission: 31 July 2019
Questions and papers to be addressed to Martina Vranova: vranova@fme.vutbr.cz


Recontextualising Brexit: discursive representations from outside the UK
Special journal issue CADAAD (Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines)
Deadline for proposals: 31 July 2019

Journal website: http://www.cadaadjournal.com

This special journal issue deals with how the Brexit phenomenon is recontextualised outside of the United Kingdom. We are interested in how the post-referendum withdrawal process has been discursively represented in different political, socio-cultural and economic settings as well as in how specific historical factors influence those representations. To complement previous research (Koller et al., 2019, Zappettini & Krzyżanowski, 2019), the focus of the special issue will be on non-UK discourses. The scope for articles is broad, encompassing various stakeholders, discourse domains and (supra-)national contexts. We welcome contributions that address, but are not limited to, any of the following:

  • reactions by business organisations and economists
  • fictional accounts (e.g. novels, films, comedy)
  • responses by national and supranational institutions and individuals
  • citizens’ perspectives in online and offline forums
  • representations of Brexit in news media

To reflect the interdisciplinary editorial team, we aim for this special issue to feature contributions from diverse fields of study and therefore invite researchers working in linguistics, discourse analysis, political science and international relations, communication and media studies, sociology and possibly others. The same broad approach applies to data and methodologies, including spoken, written or multimodal data, and quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods. Please send your abstract of up to 350 words (excl. references) to brexit.SJI@gmail.com by 31 July 2019. In your abstract, please clearly state the aims and research questions of your paper, its theoretical background, the data and analytical methods used as well as indicative findings. We plan to submit the special journal issue for publication by the end of 2020.

First drafts will have to be submitted by 31 March 2020, with final drafts due by 15 August 2020.

We regret that due to the topical nature of the issue, we will not be able to grant any extensions on deadlines, including the one for the abstract. We are looking forward to receiving your abstract!

(posted 20 May 2019)


The Edinburgh Companion to the Essay
Contributions are invited to The Edinburgh Companion to Literature and the Humanities series of reference books
Extended deadline for proposals : 31 July 2019

The Edinburgh Companion to the Essay provides an overview of the theories, histories, contexts and forms of the essay as well as of current debates around the genre and its extensions. The co-editors seek brief (300-word) proposals for chapters that provide original insights into one or more of these thematic threads. The chapters would explore the essay as a 21st century genre with its own inheritances, experiments, theories, receptions, contexts, and readership(s). The book seeks to expand understandings of the essay in and beyond European and North American literary cultures.

Proposed chapters may draw on specific works, authors, movements/periods, concepts, styles, forms, practices, and/or locations. They should especially seek to make innovative contributions to the study of the essay even when revisiting the history of the essay. Chapters should be rigorous and scholarly while reflecting some of the form’s possibilities for inquiry and argument, structure and authorial presence.

About the series: This volume will join The Edinburgh Companion to Literature and the Humanities series of single-volume reference books, which began in 2006 with The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth Century Literatures in English, and as of 2019 comprises twenty-four titles. This collection will include 35 to 40 pieces of original scholarship and criticism of between 6000 and 7000 words apiece, including notes. The final version will be approximately 600-pages long, published in hard cover.

This project has been commissioned by acquisition editors at Edinburgh University Press.

300-word proposals due by July 31, 2019.

Notification of acceptance by October 1, 2019.

Completed manuscripts for selected proposals due by March 1, 2020.

 Proposals are invited on a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to) the following:

theories and definitions of the essay

  • current debates about the essay
  • written sub-genres of the essay
  • essays in or across media (e.g. film, photos, digital)
  • essaying and essayism
  • genealogy of the essay
  • key figures in the development of the essay as a genre/praxis
  • key historical moments for the essay
  • the essay within English and American traditions
  • New Journalism
  • alternative histories of the essay (e.g. African American, Queer, feminist, etc.)
  • publication contexts
  • pedagogy
  • institutional contexts (e.g. within school contexts—for both children and adults—and within the public sphere)
  • new forms of the essay

Questions and/or proposed abstracts may be directed to the co-editors, Mario Aquilina, Nicole Wallack and Bob Cowser by June 15, 2019. Proposals should be sent as attachments to EUPessay@gmail.com in the form of a Word document or PDF and should include: Title; Abstract of around 300 words; and a short profile of the contributor.

(posted 11 June 2019)


The Public Place of Drama in Britain, 1968 to the Present Day
A special issue of Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019

Guest Editor: Dr. Mary Brewer, School of the Arts, English and Drama, Martin Hall 1.01, Epinal Way, Loughborough, LE113TU, UK

This special issue of Humanities will focus on British dramatic narratives and performance from 1968 through the contemporary period with the goal of assessing the public place or social function of drama in contemporary British society. The issue aims to assess the key continuities and discontinues in the relation between dramatic narratives and the British public sphere since the theatre revolution of 1968.  More contemporary indicative topics include: the extent to which drama has been relegated largely to the private sphere and revalued as one of many forms of entertainment for which consumers may opt, the extent to which drama contributes to the public sphere today, how the relation between dramatic representational narratives and the public sphere has developed in different directions among the nations and diverse communities that comprise contemporary British society, the state of political theatre in Britain today, challenges/strategies relevant to sustaining a drama that challenges popular preferences, the extent to which drama retains the power to persuade and offer a model for social action, the impact of ‘austerity’ on British theatre, and drama post-Brexit. The editor welcomes contributions on other topics related to British drama and the public sphere.

The issue will build upon some of the frameworks developed for exploring the relation between theatre and the public sphere, most notably Christopher Balme’s 2014 study, The Theatrical Public Sphere (Cambridge University Press), as well as Arpad Szakolczai’s Comedy and the Public Sphere (Routledge, 2015), and Janelle Reinelt in “Rethinking the Public Sphere for a Global Age,” Performance Research, 2011.  In contrast to these publications, it will focus on contemporary drama and performance in Britain, and, while the issue will respond to Habermas’s definition of the public sphere, it will encompass a wide range of definitions of the public sphere.

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Humanities is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charges (APCs) of 350 CHF (Swiss Francs) per published paper are fully funded by institutions through the Knowledge Unlatched initiative, resulting in no direct charge to authors. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

 (posted 4 June 2019)


Departures and Arrivals: Women, Mobility and Travel Writing
Feminismo/s, Issue 36– 2020
Deadline for proposals: 1 Septembe 2019

Issue editors: Dr. Sara Prieto (University of Alicante) & Dr. Raquel García-Cuevas (University of Kent)

Feminismo/s, from the Institute of Research in Gender Studies from the University of Alicante, is currently accepting submissions for its 36 issue, entitled “Departures and Arrivals: Women, Mobility and Travel Writing”. This issue seeks to approach women travel writing from a transhistorical and transnational perspective. Thus, we encourage submissions that deal with travelling and mobility in women’s writing from different cultural and national backgrounds and periods.
We are particularly interested in contributions that explore the intersections between gender, mobility and identity, including, but not restricted to the following aspects:

  • Religious or spiritual pilgrimages.
  • Transatlantic and transnational experiences.
  • Exploratory journeys and pioneering experiences.
  • Sea narratives, air narratives, railway experiences and road trip experiences.
  • Travelling in/to/from war zones.
  • Diasporic experiences.
  • Enforced migration and refugee experiences.
  • Uprootedness and in-between identities.
  • Ecocritical approaches to travelling.
  • Tourism and neo-colonial experiences of travelling.
  • Travelling and the cyber-world.
  • Mobility and ableism.

Submitted abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words in length, and should be sent to the issue co-editors by no later than 1 September 2019. Please also include an additional biographical statement, of no more than 100 words, that lists your educational level, current academic affiliation, previous publications and any other details you may feel are pertinent.
Applicants can expect to hear back about their proposals by 1 October 2019. Full articles (9,000 words) will be due by 1 February 2020. Notifications about acceptance or required changes will be provided in July 2020, and final articles will be required on 1 September 2020. Contributors must follow the journal’s editorial guidelines and style.
Should you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact the issue co-editors, Sara Prieto (sara.prieto@ua.es) and Raquel García-Cuevas (r.c.garcia@kent.ac.uk).
Feminismo/s is an Open Acces Journal and is indexed in the following databases: Proquest (Gender Watch), DOAJ, REDIB, InDICEs-CSIC, ERIH PLUS, MLA, CIRC, MlAR, Latindex, Dialnet, Ulrich’s, Dulcinea, Google Scholar, SHERPA/RoMEO, RUA, DICE, REBIUN, RESH, OCLC WorldCat, Copac, SUDOC and ZDB/EZB.


Ecophenomenology
A special issue of Green Theory and Praxis Journal
Deadline for proposals: 1 Septembe 2019

The aim of this special issue is to explore the intersection of phenomenology and environmental philosophy. It examines the relevance of Husserl, Merleau – Ponty etc. on the topics of this field raised by environmental issues, and then proposes new approaches to the natural world and its impact to human nature. The contributors will demonstrate ecophenomenology’s issues to engage in an ecological self – evaluation of natural and human assumptions. This issue marginalized environmental topics and will offer new perspectives between phenomenologists, ecologically-minded theorists and comparative philologists.

Topics of issue:

  • ecophenomenology in literary texts (American and European Literature 19th-20th)
  • transcendental ecophenomenology
  • ecophenomenology as discipline
  • Husserl or M. Merleau – Ponty and their contributions to ecophenomenology
  • ecophenomenology today
  • phenomenology after eco-orientation

Co-editors:

Nikoleta Zampaki, PhD Candidate of Modern Greek Philology, Department of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, International Student at Harvard Extension School, Harvard University, U.S.A. and International Student at Oxford University, U.K. (http://uoa.academia.edu/NikoletaZampaki)

Erik Juergensmeyer, Associate Professor of English, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO, USA (https://ejuergensmeyer.wordpress.com/)

Website of Green Theory and Praxis Journal

(posted 4 June 2019)