Calls for contributions to volumes and special issues of journals – Deadlines January to March 2023

Literary Druid, Volume 5 issue 1, 2023
Deadline for submission of proposals: 25.01.2023

Issue edited by Dr. M. Vinoth Kumar & Mr. S. Kulandhaivel

Issue theme presentation  

Literary Druid is a journal that destinies to foster research and creative writing  in English. It welcomes all nationals to contribute for learning and research purposes.  The perspective of Literary Druid is to create a niche platform for academicians and  patrons to share their intellect to enrich the English language and Literature. I  welcome all to learn and share. Literary Druid is an international peer-reviewed  open-access journal. It is published twice a year and covers all areas of English such  as History of English Language and Culture, ELT, Linguistics, Criticism, Literature,  Creative writing in English Language, Literature and Psychology, Women in English  Literature, Eco-criticism, Comparative Literature, World Literatures in English  Translation and all relevant areas related to the core area. In India, English Studies  are on a brighter plane and the need for knowledge in the English language and  literature for non-native academicians, research scholars and students are needed to  enrich the scholarly quality and to create such a platform Literary Druid gives the  opportunity to the deserving aspirants to share their critical and creative outlook  through the journal. Quality and novelty-based research papers could be submitted  on or before the deadline for Volume 5 issue 1 2023 online edition. … 

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(Posted 19 January 2023)

Anglica Wratislaviensia: Gaming America
Deadline for submissions: January 30, 2023

Gaming America

The complexities of the American impact on global culture, economy and technological development offer a relevant context for exploring various aspects of the video-game medium, its history, markets and communities. At the same time, thanks to its ongoing development in the realm of academic reflections on culture, media and society, Game Studies generates growingly productive lenses for America-focused research. That is why this thematic issue of Anglica Wratislaviensia invites papers investigating broadly understood overlaps or exchanges between video games and North America as objects of scholarly reflection. Possible themes include, though are not limited to:

  • American genres, tropes and narrative solutions in video games
  • American or Canadian folklore and myths in video games
  • American localities and regional identities in video games
  • America-inspired aesthetics and spatial design in video games
  • American and Canadian video games about North America
  • North America in video games created on other continents
  • American game developers and the gaming market
  • American Game Studies

Please send abstracts (ca. 300 words) to Agata Zarzycka:
by 30 January 2023.

Anglica Wratislaviensia is an interdisciplinary journal of the Institute of English Studies at the University of Wrocław (Poland), dedicated to presenting research in the scope of Anglophone literature and culture, English and comparative linguistics, translation studies and English language acquisition.

Anglica Wratislaviensia is a journal with free, downloadable content: 

A publication in Anglica Wratislaviensia is worth 40 points according to the list of ranked scholarly journals of Poland’s Ministry of Education and Science.Abstracts of papers published in Anglica Wratislaviensia are available in the following databases: Czasopisma Naukowe w Sieci (CNS), The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities and EBSCO Information Services. They are also sent to Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA, ProQuest). The journal is indexed in ERIH PLUS, Federacja Bibliotek Cyfrowych and Europeana.

(Posted 2 January 2023)

Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai Philologia, Special issue 3/2023: Rethinking the Sentimental Eighteenth Century
Proposal submission deadline: 10 February 2023

Guest editors 

The eighteenth-century popularity of the term “sentiment” is indisputable. Along with its  cognate terms “feeling” and “affect”, it was expressive of what early modern philosophers called  “calm emotions”, which they radically opposed to “passions”, considered to be the violent,  unrestrained and unreasonable version of the former. Apart from its in-depth exploration in  philosophical treatises which theorised “sentiment” in tight relation with epistemology, ethics and  aesthetics, the term was crucial to advancing medical theories about physical sensations and the  human mind and, by extension, to understanding the profile and cultural background of eighteenth century Western European societies. Various disciplines thus articulated the language of feeling  which was inevitably borrowed by literature and the arts in the latter half of the century.  

Deemed as a passage from the collapse of reason to the advent of Romanticism heralded by  the French Revolution, the literature of sensibility extolled emotions as a staple diet which  encompassed somatic responses (tears and faints), sympathy, moral feeling, melancholy and virtue  in distress. At the same time, Henry Mackenzie portrayed sensibility as “a science of manners” in  1780, which was engaged in bringing individuals together in the public sphere through a language  of the heart that pushed them to perform benevolent acts of generosity. Sensibility thus cultivated  sociability as fundamental to what David Hume has called “the Science of Man”, according to which  our passions overrule reason and are held accountable for our actions. Although criticized for  excessive sentimentality and exquisite emotions, sensibility has been understood as an arena of  critical debates about moral consciousness and the ability to act properly in accordance with  sentimental ethics. 

Recent advances in the history of emotions, however, allow us to reconsider sensibility as a  “biocultural” (Boddice, 2020) phenomenon that is simultaneously embodied, but also situated,  mediated and constructed. We must weigh the period’s conception of sensibility as an innate feature  of human physiology that only requires cultivation against the particular historical moment in which  it arose. Indeed, now is a time when the entire edifice of eighteenth-century culture, sensibility  included, is being reappraised and reconfigured. How does recent scholarly work bear on existing  accounts of eighteenth-century sensibility? How do the period’s frequent claims of the universal  nature of sentiment, feeling and affect measure up against new and emerging critical contexts and  the multiplicity of perspectives available to us today?  

In this light, the present issue aims to reevaluate the eighteenth-century culture of feeling  founded on the conflation of moral philosophical, literary, medical, political, economic and legal  theories. Contributions which draw upon new and emerging scholarly methods and build upon  academic writing from past decades are encouraged. Papers in English and French should focus on  cross currents between literature and other disciplines in order to refresh our understanding of both  theories and representations of sensibility across eighteenth-century Europe. Topics include, but are  not limited, to the following: 

  • rethinking eighteenth-century affective theory 
  • the relationship between sentiment and ethics/epistemology/aesthetics – the novel of sentiment 
  • the new cult of sensibility epitomised by the Man of Feeling 
  • the pre-Romantic poetry of sensibility 
  • the sentimental drama 
  • sentiment and economics/gender relations 
  • generosity and benevolence as suggestive of the language of the heart 
  • public and private emotions 
  • philanthropy and sensibility 
  • global sentiments and sensibilities 
  • sensibility and sentiment today 
  • sentiment and national identity/ies  


  • 10 February 2023 – proposal submission deadline (200-word abstract, 7 keywords, 5 theoretical  references, 150-word author’s bio-note)  
  • 15 February 2023 – notification about acceptance  
  • 31 May 2023 – submission of full papers (Instructions for authors regarding formatting rules and  style sheets can be found on the journal’s webpage:
  • 30 September 2023 – publication of the special-themed issue 

Please send your abstracts and papers to the following email addresses:  


(Posted 12 January 2023)

Acta Neophilologica, Issue number XXV/1
Deadline for contributions: March 1, 2023

Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Aneta Jachimowicz

Issue theme presentation 

We invite submissions of academic articles and reviews to Acta Neophilologica.  Founded in 1999, Acta Neophilologica is the semi-annual journal of the literary and linguistic departments of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland.  Acta Neophilologica publishes scholarly articles dealing with the current problems of modern language studies using a variety of methodologies and diachronic or synchronic, confrontative and comparative perspectives. The covered topics include linguistics, cultural linguistics, literary studies, foreign language teaching, theory and practice of translation, word culture, language of the media, and other associated subjects.  Both theoretical contributions, such as critical overview of previous results in a specific research area and/or proposals for innovative approaches to a specific topic, as well as contributions presenting the results of own empirical research are accepted. The languages of publication are: English, German, Polish and Russian (although the subject matter is not restricted to these). The journal ensures a double-blind peer-reviewed publication, and it offers open access to the published texts.


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(Posted 22 December 2022)

Tradition and Experimentation in Irish Literature since Modernism
Article proposals: March 31, 2023

The tension between adherence to traditional modes of expression, and experimentation has underlain modern Irish literature. Regarded as the epitome of Modernist experimental writing, James Joyce went so far in pushing the boundaries of what constituted prose as to become the object of criticism from such different commentators as Lukács and Pound, both of whom found fault with Joyce for the radicalness of experiment, particularly in Finnegans Wake. However, Joyce himself considered his work to be firmly set in the realist tradition. At a time when he was yet to publish his first collection of lyrics, W. B. Yeats was encouraged by his father to write realist prose, which may eventually have contributed to his abhorrence of realism in favour of ever more intensive experimentation in verse and his conception of theatre. At the same time, Yeats’s poetry is packed full of realist portrayals of the world about him, from ‘a crowded London street’ to the gory ‘mother murdered at her door’. J. M. Synge may have worked in a realist mode but his implementation of vernacular Aran speech paved the way for the linguistic experimentation of the following generations of Irish (also English-language) playwrights. Similar tensions and convergences define the shape of the contemporary Irish literary landscape which becomes increasingly populated with female, queer, brown, disabled, and other bodies who were earlier marginalized or absent. Their voices have recently been expanding the boundaries of Irish identity and literary tradition as well as opening new avenues of textual experimentation.

In general, Irish literature may seem to be a field of vacillators who employ traditional genres and modes of writing, while at the same time, almost instinctively, seeking to rework them. In view of this peculiar tradition that weds compliance with rebellion, the volume intends to focus on a broad spectrum of literatures from across Ireland and the Irish diaspora with a view to unravelling not only the conflict but also exchanges and creative tensions between traditionalism and experiment. 

The topics of articles may include but are in no way limited to:

  • realist and experimental modes in high modernism and onwards;
  • experimental literature today and a century ago: continuity and change;
  • revisions of the realist mode in contemporary Irish literatures;
  • ethics and aesthetics of realist and/or experimental literature;
  • the great masters’ (stifling/enabling) influences;
  • contemporary realisms (including magical realism);
  • voices from the margin (social, cultural, racial, etc.) and the conventions and aesthetics they have embraced or created;
  • cosmopolitanism vs. parochialism – openness and resistance to foreign trends; 
  • Irish literature and globalization (e.g. realism and experimentation in literary responses to global traumas, literature and the new media, literature and migration, etc.);
  • the aesthetics of nostalgia and futurity.

The articles will be published in 2025 in an edited volume by HJEAS Books New Series ( Article proposals (ca. 300 words) should be sent to Katarzyna Ojrzyńska ( and Wit Pietrzak ( by March 31, 2023. Selected authors will then be asked to submit full articles by August 31, 2023. Please note that the final decision about including the article in the volume will be based on double-blind peer reviews.


(Posted 3 January 2023)

Prospero: A Journal of Foreign Literatures and Cultures, VOL XXVIII (2023): “Revolutions. Changes of paradigm in British and German literatures and cultures between the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries”
Deadline for abstracts: 30 March 2023

The forthcoming number of Prospero (XXVIII 2023) invites contributions that will focus on paradigm shifts in the literary and cultural fields of English and German literatures between the Eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Starting with the great political and social revolutions of the eighteenth century in Western civilization, many revolutions and epistemic turns have marked early modernity, both in a longue durée perspective and in the turmoil of the epochal punctum, and have seen moments of dialogic confrontation and decisive influences between national cultures.

Authors could consider both the role that revolutions and epistemic turning points have played in the Anglo-German literary and cultural sphere, and also the way in which they have influenced and contributed to intensifying the relations between British and German-speaking literature and culture. Proposals may also examine forms, genres and styles that have characterized the evolution of British and German literature, starting from the innovative impulses and trends that arose in some phases of reception and cultural intersection: from the rise of the novel to the discovery of German drama, from the influences of German idealism and Sturm und Drang on English Romanticism to the links between the phenomenon of the Gothic and the age of revolutions, among the many possible examples which this issue aims to consider.

An array of relevant topics may include – but are not be limited to – the following suggestions (further topics are welcome): 

  • Political and social revolutions
  • Industrial revolutions
  • Philosophical, aesthetic and anthropological revolutions
  • Scientific revolutions and epistemological crises
  • Technology and the human: experimentations, borders, new myths
  • Freedom and human rights
  • Romanticisms
  • Social reforms and radicalism in national literatures
  • Enlightenment and protofeminism
  • The foundation of the liberal arts and the birth of journalism
  • The novel and the revolution of literary genres
  • The Gothic and the age of revolutions

An abstract of maximum 350 words in English and a short bionote should be sent by March 30, 2023 to Roberta Gefter Wondrich ( and Marilena Parlati ( for British literature and to Federica La Manna ( and Irene Fantappiè ( for German literature. 

Contributors will be notified acceptance of their abstracts by April 30, 2023, and full articles (between 6000 and 10000 words) will be due by September 1, 2023, in order to ensure publication after the peer-review process by December 2023

For queries and further information about the journal, please contact the editor in chief Roberta Gefter Wondrich at and visit the website at:


(Posted 25 February 2023)

Babel – AFIAL, Issue 32: general issue
Deadline for submission of proposals: 31st March 2023.

Issue edited by Jorge Figueroa Dorrego, Martín Urdiales-Shaw.

Babel – AFIAL, published by the Dept. of Modern Languages at the University of Vigo (Spain) is a yearly academic journal focusing on Anglophone and German Studies. Founded in 1992, the journal publishes articles and reviews in the fields of language, linguistics, literature and culture. Since 2019 it is published online. Submissions go through a double-blind peer review process, involving at least two external readers specializing in the corresponding field.   Babel – AFIAL is indexed in ABELL, EBSCO, ERIH Plus, MLA International Bibliography, and Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory.


  • Proposal submission deadline: 31st March
  • Double-blind peer-review process: April-May
  • Feedback to authors based on peer review: June- July
  • Revision, editing, proofreading of accepted ms: September-November 
  • Publication date of issue: mid-December 2023 (no 32). 


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(Posted 2 February 2023)