The European Journal of English Studies – Call for Papers

Brexit and Academia

(Special Issue, European Journal for English Studies)

The outcome of the 2016 referendum and the consequences the United Kingdom and Europe are currently facing in its aftermath will have a deep effect on various sectors within academia. It will not only affect research funding, the recruitment of talents and cross-border collaborations between academics on the continent and in the United Kingdom, but also have an impact on student and staff exchanges. Above all, however, Brexit and the debates surrounding the referendum posit new challenges to the role of academics in a renationalising Europe: the Vote Leave campaign was driven by an anti-establishment, anti-supranational, and anti-European rhetoric that did not stop short of academia.

The short- and long-term implications of Brexit on academia and the relationship between British and EU universities are hard to predict, but need to be addressed. While some universities have already reacted to the looming Brexit by founding research networks to support the exchange with researchers from the UK (such as the BritInn-network at the University of Innsbruck) or by establishing strategic partnerships with research institutions in the UK, more initiatives are needed to further support long-term collaboration post-Brexit.

This special issue on Brexit and Academia aims at scrutinizing the consequences of Brexit for the European research landscape, future collaborations between colleagues from Europe and Britain, and academia as a whole from a wide range of different (trans-)disciplinary perspectives.

Papers might address, but are not limited to,

  • analysis of the referendum campaigns, the subsequent Brexit-negotiations, or the future relationship between the UK and the EU;
  • the specific challenges faced by researchers involved in cross-border projects;
  • the impact of Brexit on the arts, humanities, and sciences and possible solutions;
  • the consequences, challenges, and possible solutions for higher education institutions;
  • the impact on different areas within politics, the economy, culture, and society that will have a lasting effect on academia;
  • the role of academia for maintaining collaboration and exchange in post-Brexit Europe
  • possible solutions for universities and research institutions to further support collaboration between researchers from Europe and the UK

Detailed proposals (up to 1,000 words) for full essays (7,500 words), as well as a short biography (max. 100 words) should be sent to sibylle.baumbach@ilw.uni-stuttgart.de and Andreas.Maurer@uibk.ac.at by 31 October 2019.

Main Editors:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sibylle Baumbach, Department of English, University of Stuttgart
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer, Department of Political Science, University of Innsbruck

The European Journal of English Studies – Call for Topics

Call for Topics for Two Special Issues of The European Journal of English Studies (Volume 25, to be published in 2021) until 1 March 2019

 

The general editors of the European Journal of English Studies are currently seeking proposals for two special issues of Volume 25 to be published in 2021.  EJES presents work of the highest quality in English literature, linguistics and cultural studies. The journal’s acronym ‘EJES’ reflects on the journal’s aspiration to publish cutting-edge research within an outlook that questions boundaries between disciplines and cultural contexts. For us, ‘European’ does not describe a geography, but a situation in which ‘English’ is studied and taught in both Anglophone and non-Anglophone contexts and across a range of disciplines. EJES is published by Taylor & Francis, a division of Routledge. The journal is peer reviewed and has an emphasis on interdisciplinary projects. Numbers of the special issues have been subsequently published by Routledge as books.

The general editors encourage proposals of up to 300 words for special issues that span divides between cultural theory, literary analysis and linguistics. Guest editing teams should be comprised of two individuals working in different localities within Europe. They should demonstrate significant editing experience. Please send your proposal by 1 March to all three general editors and see the EJES website for examples of earlier CFPs: https://essenglish.org/ejes/

Greta Olson (Justus Liebig University of Giessen): greta.olson@anglistik.uni-giessen.de 
Isabel Carrera Suárez (University of Oviedo): icarrera@uniovi.es
Katerina Kitsi-Mitakou (Artistotle University of Thessaloniki): katkit@enl.auth.gr

Recent special issues

Volume 22 (2018)

22.1 Approaches to Old Age, eds Sarah Falcus and Maricel Oró Piqueras

22.2 Global Responses to the ‘War on Terror’, eds Michael C. Frank (Düsseldorf) and Pavan Kumar Malreddy (Frankfurt)

22.3 Poetry, Science and Technology, eds Irmtraud Huber (Berne), Wolfgang Funk (Mainz)

And the following future special issues are scheduled:

Volume 23 (2019)

23.1 Narratives of Religious Conversion from the Enlightenment to the Present, eds Ludmilla Kostova (Turnovo) and Efterpi Mitsi (Athens)

23.2 Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Narratives, eds Jan Alber (Aachen) and Alice Bell (Sheffield)

23.3 Shame and Shamelessness in Anglophone Literature and Media, eds Katrin Röder (Potsdam), Christine Vogt-William (Berlin) and Kaye Mitchell (Manchester)

Volume 24 (2020)

24.1 Representing Trans, eds Elahe Haschemi Yekani (Berlin), Anson Koch-Rein (Grinnell) and Jasper Verlinden (Berlin)

24.2 Neo-Victorian Negotiations of Hostility, Empathy and Hospitality, eds Rosario Arias (Málaga) and Mark Llewellyn (Cardiff)

24.3 ‘Decentering Commemorations’: Literary, Cultural, Historical and Political Commemorations across and beyond the British Isles, eds Antonella Braida-Laplace, Jeremy Tranmer, and Céline Sabiron (Lorraine)

In Homage to Professor Martin A. Kayman

Farewell words for Professor Martin A. Kayman

Fernando Galván and Hortensia Pârlog [1]

Professor Martin A. Kayman (Cardiff University) stepped down a few weeks ago, with the publication of issue 22.1 (April 2018), as Editor of the European Journal of English Studies, EJES, the official journal of ESSE. Our Society is not yet 30 years old, and Martin A. Kayman has been active serving it for more than 20 years, i.e. over two thirds of ESSE’s life. He has been working hard for more than two decades, initially editing The European English Messenger (or The Messenger, as all of us call it), and later, our journal EJES, which is certainly not a minor task, as anybody with an experience in editing academic journals knows very well. Continue reading “In Homage to Professor Martin A. Kayman”

Call for Papers for EJES Volume 24

The editors of EJES are issuing calls for papers for the three issues of the journal to be published in 2020. Potential contributors are invited to submit detailed proposals of up to 1,000 words to the guest editors of the topic they are interested in.

The deadline for proposals for this volume is 31 October 2018.

Procedure

EJES operates a two-stage review process.

  1. Contributors are invited to submit proposals for essays on the topic in question by 31 October 2018.
  2. Following review of the proposals by the editorial board panel, informed by external specialists as appropriate, the guest editors will invite the authors of short-listed proposals to submit full-length essays for review with a spring 2019 deadline.
  3. The full-length essays undergo another round of review, and a final selection as well as suggestions for revisions are made. Selected essays are then revised and resubmitted to the guest editors in late 2019 for publication in 2020.

EJES employs Chicago Style (T&F Chicago AD) and British English conventions for spelling and punctuation. Continue reading “Call for Papers for EJES Volume 24”

Call for Topics for EJES

Call for Topics for Three Special Issues of European Journal of English Studies

(Volume 24, to be published in 2020)

EJES presents work of the highest quality in English literature, linguistics and cultural studies from the multidisciplinary and multicultural perspectives that characterise the study of English in Europe. The journal’s acronym ‘EJES’ reflects our aspiration to publish cutting-edge research within an outlook that questions boundaries between disciplines and cultural contexts. For us, ‘European’ does not describe a geography, but a situation in which ‘English’ is studied and taught in both Anglophone and non-Anglophone contexts and across a range of disciplines. The general editors are currently seeking proposals for topics for three special issues for Volume 24, to be published in 2020.

EJES is published by Taylor & Francis, a division of Routledge. The journal is peer reviewed and has an emphasis on interdisciplinary projects. The general editors encourage proposals for special issues that span divides between cultural theory, literary analysis and linguistics. Guest editing teams should ideally be comprised of individuals working in different localities within Europe. They should also have significant editing experience.

Recent special issues have included the following:

Volume 21 (2017)

  • 21.2 Debating the Afropolitan, eds Emilia María Durán-Almarza, Carla Rodríguez González, Ananya J. Kabir
  • 21.1 Getting and Spending, eds Silvana Colella, Brecht de Groote, Frederik Van Dam

Volume 20 (2016)

  • 20.1 Formulaicity in Language and Literature, eds Ian MacKenzie and Martin A. Kayman
  • 20.2 J.M. Coetzee and the non-English Literary Traditions, eds María J. López, & Kai Wiegandt
  • 20.3 The Politics of Form, eds Sarah Copland & Greta Olson

For more information, please consult our website at:
https://essenglish.org/ejes/

or contact the general editors for details or with 200-300 word proposals for special topics:

EJES: Just Published and Forthcoming Issues

2017

21.1 Getting and Spending, eds Silvana Colella, Brecht de Groote, Frederik Van Dam
21.2 Debating the Afropolitan, eds Emilia María Durán-Almarza, Carla Rodríguez González, Ananya J. Kabir
21.3 Feminist Interventions in Intermedial Studies, eds Anna Kérchy and Catriona McAra

2018

22.1 Approaches to Old Age, eds Sarah Falcus (Huddersfield) and Maricel Oró Piqueras
22.2 Global Responses to the ‘War on Terror’, eds Michael C. Frank (Düsseldorf) and Pavan Kumar Malreddy (Frankfurt)
22.3 Poetry, Science and Technology, eds Irmtraud Huber (Berne), Wolfgang Funk (Mainz)

EJES: Call for Papers for Volume 23

The editors of EJES are issuing calls for papers for the three issues of the journal to be published in 2019. Potential contributors are reminded that EJES operates a two-stage review process. The first is based on the submission of detailed proposals (up to 1,000 words) and results in invitations to submit full essays from which a final selection is then made. The deadline for proposals for this volume is 31 October 2017, with delivery of completed essays by 31 March 2018.

Continue reading “EJES: Call for Papers for Volume 23”

EJES – 20th Anniversary

ejes-logoCelebrating 20 Years of EJES (The European Journal of English Studies)

2016 brings the publication of the 20th volume of the European Journal of English Studies (EJES). To mark this occasion, the Editors have curated a special collection of articles which not only showcases the breadth of scholarship that has been a feature of the journal over the last two decades, but also hopes to inspire contributions for future issues. The anniversary collection features an article from each volume of EJES, free to read, with a commentary from the Editors. It also includes an insightful introduction from Professor Kayman which is designed not only to look back on previous content, but also to inspire contributions for future themed issues.

You can see the Virtual Special Issue on the Taylor & Francis website here: http://explore.tandfonline.com/page/ah/neje-20th-anniversary-vsi.

pdf-1 NEJE 2016 ESSE Flyer

EJES – Call for Papers for Volume 22

ejes-logoThe editors of EJES are issuing calls for papers for the three issues of the journal to be published in 2018.

The themes for Volume 22 will be as follows.
Please click on the titles to download the respective cfp.

The deadline for proposals is 31 October 2016, with delivery of completed essays by 31 March 2017.

More at: https://essenglish.org/ejes/current-cfps/