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:
Deadline for submission: 31 July 2019
Questions and papers to be addressed to Martina Vranova:

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:

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 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 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)

Poetics and Hermeneutics of Pain and Pleasure
An edited volume
Deadline for proposals: 1 August 2019

“I am interested in language because it wounds or seduces me” Barthes
“The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain” Aristotle
“Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder” Khalil Gibran

Pain and pleasure are at the heart of human experiences and literary journeys. Taking the title of Roland Barthes’s text on the pleasure/ bliss/ “Kama Sutra” of writing is a starting point for the discussion of other different wor(l)ds and cartographies of pain and pleasure. Set against the Aristotelian delineation of pleasure as the major principle that should govern a literary endeavor, this volume seeks to investigate other/alternative reflections on the themes of pleasure and pain. Thinking about the ways through which expressions of pain and pleasure may affect the writer/reader as experiences of other pursuits of the human imagination can place/displace, soothe/enrage, and inspire/discourage the individual search for meaning. By engaging with different theories and expressions, it is possible to understand what pain and pleasure have done in the history of humanity, rather than merely looking at them as representations of others’ distant experiences.

This call for papers encourages new reflections on/ a play at the expressions of pain and pleasure to create new meanings for these words in a world vying for expressions of power with/without bliss.

Contributors are invited to send proposals relating to one or several of the following themes (but not limited to them):

  • Writing pleasure and the pleasure of writing: allegories and metaphors
  • Writing pain and the pain of writing: lived and imagined experiences
  • The use of pain to deconstruct the myth of other pleasure
  • Intersection between history and pain/pleasure: resistance and suffering
  • Men/ fathers and Women’s/mothers’ pleasure/pain
  • Individual(s) in pain/communities in pleasure
  • Texts and contexts of pain and/or pleasure
  • Pain and pleasure in art, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama…
  • Prohibitions and jouissance in texts and their contexts
  • On rhetorics & the language of pain and pleasure
  • Experimental literature
  • Literature and emotions
  • The paradox of tragedy
  • Experiencing/ reading the sublime
  • Understanding and deconstructing pain and pleasure

Please send a short bio and a 350-word abstract by August 1st, 2019 to:
Notification of acceptance: August 20th, 2019
Essay submission by: November 1st, 2019

(posted 25 July 2019)

Poetics of the Native
Call for Articles
Deadline for proposals: 1st August 2019

“Every individual is a meeting ground for many different allegiances, and sometimes these loyalties conflict with one another and confront the person who harbours them with difficult choices. In some cases the situation is obvious at a glance; others need to be looked at more closely.”

Amin Maalouf1

Natives, Aborigines, Indigenous, First Nations are all appellations that assert the legitimacy of the antecessors despite the sub-position granted to them by colonial, postcolonial and neo- colonial theories. In a perpetual quest for agency, over long resistance journeys, looking for self-assertiveness, in the quest for identity and subdued by historical narratives and political discourse, the native has been framed within a set of representational practices that claim for a redress of grievances.

Cultural, mediatized and historical representations of the native tend to fall within the boundaries of either a bottom up or a top down view that fits within a structuralist paradigm that rarely questions the individual let alone the marginalized. However, there is a need to examine the systems within which indigenous narratives operate from a post-structuralist stance in order to re-read indigenous discourses and to celebrate the multiplicity of meanings inherent in them. The need for an intercultural pragmatic reading of native discourse also reveals to be of utmost relevance.

A ‘mass of atrocities’ experienced by natives has been the object of study in literary, historical and linguistic practice. The native’s trauma, subjugation, voicelessness, identity crisis, displacement, shame and resistance are still produced and reproduced through literary archetypes, historiography and narrative techniques. Howard Zinn says in this respect: “the reason these atrocities are still with us is that we have learnt to bury them in a mass of other facts, as radioactive wastes are buried in containers in the earth”2.

This volume attempts to discuss indigenous literary performances, native history and cultural representations of natives and aboriginal discourse all around the world.

Researchers are encouraged to send abstracts focusing on, but not restricted to, the following topics:

  • Historicizing the native: the role of testimony and primary sources
  • Teaching native literature and Anglophone history
  • Native American trauma
  • displacement and the denial of native legitimacy
  • Literary (Mis) representations of natives
  • Cultural representations of natives in the media: the birth of stereotypes
  • Native vs. Refugee
  • Identity, Origins, Belonging
  • Self/Other dichotomy
  • Amin Maalouf, On Identity. London: The Harvill Press, 2000. p 5
  • Howard Zinn. A People’s History of the United States. London & New York: Longman, 1980

Essays should be 7,000-8,500 words, including all quotations and bibliographic references, and should follow the MLA Style for internal citation and Works Cited.

Writers around the world may be considered, but texts must be available in English and essays must be in English.

Short bio and 500 word abstracts by August 1st, 2019 to: Notification of acceptance: August 10th, 2019

Essay submission by: November 30th, 2019

  1. Amin Maalouf, On Identity. London: The Harvill Press, 2000. p 5
  2. Howard Zinn. A People’s History of the United States. London & New York: Longman, 1980

(posted 25 July 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 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 ( and Raquel García-Cuevas (
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.

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


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. (

Erik Juergensmeyer, Associate Professor of English, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO, USA (

Website of Green Theory and Praxis Journal

(posted 4 June 2019)

The Influence of the Long Eighteenth Century upon Balkan Identities in the Feminine
A collection of essays to be published
Deadline for proposals: 1 September 2019

You are kindly invited to contribute to a collection of articles entitled The Influence of the Long Eighteenth Century upon Balkan Identities in the Feminine.

This book will emphasise particularly women’s contribution in this area because there is a general deficit of knowledge about women’s lives and their implication in the history of the Balkans. The emphasis on education, the translation of Enlightenment authors, the promotion of the cult of reason as well as of other ideals of the Enlightenment in the Balkan cultures coincide with a very strong tendency towards autonomy and independence in the Balkan political life. The Enlightenment did not constitute only the ideology backing the constitution of the American colonies that became independent during this period, it also inspired the peoples of the Balkans in their fight for independence and consolidation of that independence. The consequence was that the Enghlightenment subsided in the Balkans much longer and in forms different from its traditionally acknowledged Western parameters. The feminists, the women’s activists, and the women writers from the Balkans were inspired by the ideals of the Enlightenment which spread beyond the strictures of traditional historical periodization.

If you are interested in contributing to this project, please send an abstract (300 words maximum) and 6-8 keywords to Michaela Mudure, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania <> by 1 September 2019. The collection will be published by a prestigious academic press.

(posted 25 July 2019)