Amaltea: Journal of Myth Criticism: Apocalypse
Amaltea: Journal of Myth Criticismrequests original contributions that address the myth of the End of the World in the context of contemporaneity (20th and 21st centuries), or that deal with the reception of ancient, medieval and modern texts on the myth of Apocalypse in contemporary literature and art (20th and 21st centuries).
Authors are free to choose whatever texts, literary genres or epistemological treatment they consider suitable for their study. Articles may discuss plastic, musical and performance arts. The coordinating team of this thematic issue will favour articles that adhere to these parameters: adequate topic, myth critical approach, scientific methodology (critical and bibliographical apparatus), originality, quality of content and clarity of expression.
Articles must conform to the journal’s submission guidelines. Articles on the reception of other myths or mythical themes in contemporary literature will also be considered for publication in the Miscellany section of the journal. We also accept reviews on publications or events related to mythology.
For more information, please see: Amaltea. Revista de mitocrítica
antiTHESIS Forum is the online edition of the postgraduate journal of the Department of English of the University of Melbourne. Issue #3, Once and Future Medievalism, features selected papers from the 2004 Once and Future Medievalism conference, with an afterword by John Ganim.
Journal of British Studies
The Journal of British Studies is actively seeking articles on medieval history. The editor is particularly interested in articles on medieval social history, or which explore relations between religion and society. Articles that consider Britain rather than exclusively England are encouraged, and articles are welcomed that, though firmly rooted in the history of Britain, are of a comparative nature.
The is the premier journal devoted to the study of British history and culture. Beginning with the January 2005 issue (44:1) the Journal of British Studies expanded as it merged with the NACBS's member publication, Albion. The Journal focuses on history and cultural history but draws upon all disciplines. The Journal employs a blind reviewing process: all obvious references by which the referees could identify the author must be removed by the author prior to submission.
Manuscripts should be submitted to the editor, Anna Clark. Send submissions either as an electronic file (by e-mail) or as two legible copies and a diskette or CD (by mail). Electronic files should be sent to email@example.com; files should be IBM compatible (either Microsoft Word for Windows or WordPerfect 6.0 or higher files). Mail should be directed to Anna Clark, Editor, JBS, 614 Social Sciences Bldg., Dept. of History, University of Minnesota, 267 19th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0406.
All manuscripts should be prepared according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition. Further guidelines for submissions may be obtained on request from the assistant editor at firstname.lastname@example.org or online.
Ruth Mazo Karras
Journal of British Studies
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Department of History
University of Minnesota
Cambridge Journals Online: Free Access to all 2012 Content
From 22 January til 5 March, all Cambridge Journals content published in 2012 will be available for free on CJO. All you have to do is register.
For full details visit the Cambridge Journals Blog.
Ceræ is a peer-reviewed Australasian Journal in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. Administered from the University of Western Australia with the generous support of faculty and staff, the journal is directed by a committee of interstate and international graduate students and early career researchers working in the field, united in our commitment to open-access publishing, the possibilities of the digital humanities and to forging a strong community of medieval and early modern scholars in the region.
We gladly accept manuscripts from any discipline related to medieval and early modern studies (including medievalism in later culture) and will do our best to accommodate the needs of authors in including audio-visual material and unusual or innovative formatting requirements. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by qualified experts before publication.
Call for Papers for “Words, Signs and Feelings” and Non-Themed Submissions for Ceræ
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is excited to open its call for papers for Volume 3 (2016). Articles are welcome on any topic relating to Medieval and Early Modern studies, in any discipline.
In addition, Volume 3 will contain a themed section on the topic “Words, Signs, and Feelings”, to be interpreted in any way the author sees fit. Authors wishing to be considered for the themed section of Volume 3, or the prizes listed below, must submit their articles by 20 November 2015; however, non-themed articles will continue to be accepted throughout the year. Possible topics for the ‘Words, Signs and Feelings’ strand include, but are not limited to:
- Representations and depictions of emotions and feelings in words, images, music, architecture and other expressive arts
- Emotional states prompted by and responsive to religious experiences
- Manifestation of emotional states in physical symptoms and/or the diagnosis of disease
- Affective responses to words, images or music by individuals or groups
- Architecture and the affects of place
- Literary theory and the reception of Medieval and Early Modern texts
- Contemporary reception/adaption of Medieval and Early Modern thought, texts and ideas
We are delighted to announce two prizes of $200 each to be awarded to articles published in Volume 3:
Best Essay Published in Volume 3
Thanks to the support of the University of Western Australia (UWA) Postgraduate Students Association and the UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, we will be awarding a prize of $200 to the best article published on any topic related to the theme of “Words, Signs and Feelings” in Volume 3, by a graduate student or early career researcher (five years out from PhD completion).
Best Essay Published in Volume 3 on a topic relating to the History of Emotions
The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of the Emotions is generously sponsoring one prize for the best essay, in either the themed or non-themed sections, on any topic relating to the History of Emotions, by a graduate student or early career researcher.
Submissions: Please submit articles at our online portal. Articles should be approximately 5000 to 7000 words, and conform to MHRA guidelines for referencing.
Publication: Ceræ publishes articles on a rolling basis, as soon as they successfully pass the double-blind peer-review process and copyediting stages. The first few articles for Volume 2 are already available online; we expect seven articles to be published in Volume 2 by the end of December.
Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval Studies
Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval Studies, published annually under the auspices of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, invites the submission of articles by graduate students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and renaissance studies. Double-spaced manuscripts should not exceed forty pages in length and all references should be in footnotes. We prefer submissions in the form of e-mail attachments in Windows format; paper submissions are also accepted. Please include an e-mail address.
Please send submissions to email@example.com, or to Dr. Blair Sullivan, Publications Director, UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies,
302 Royce Hall, Box 951485, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1485.
Different Visions: A Journal of New Perspectives on Medieval Art
A peer-reviewed, on-line, open-access journal designed to showcase progressive scholarship on medieval visual culture.
Digital Medievalist is an on-line, open access, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the use of digital tools and media in the study of medieval culture. Its inaugural issue was published in April, 2005. DM publishes work of original research and scholarship, theoretical articles on digital topics, notes on technological topics (markup and stylesheets, tools and software, etc.), commentary pieces discussing developments in the field, bibliographic and review articles, tutorials, and project reports. The journal also commissions reviews of books and major electronic sites and projects. All contributions are reviewed before publication by authorities in humanities computing.
Early Medieval Europe - Call for Papers
Early Medieval Europe, edited by Catherine Cubitt, Julia Crick, Paul Fouracre, Helena Hamerow, Sarah Hamilton, Matthew Innes and Danuta Shanzer, is an indispensable source of information and debate on the history of Europe from the later Roman Empire to the eleventh century. The journal is a thoroughly interdisciplinary forum, encouraging the discussion of archaeology, numismatics, palaeography, diplomacy, literature, art history, linguistics and epigraphy, along with more traditional historical approaches. It covers Europe in its entirety, including material on Iceland, Scandinavia and Continental Europe.
The editors of Early Medieval Europe would like to invite you to submit your papers to:
Co-ordinating Editor, Professor Paul Fouracre
Early Medieval Europe
Department of History
University of Manchester
For submission guidelines go here.
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Early Modern Culture: An Electronic Seminar
Publisher: Early Modern Culture
Early Modern Culture attempts to create an on-line space for something like the active and on-going inquiry of a good seminar. Hence, what you will find at this site are four works-in-progress by major scholars in early modern studies, along with a set of responses from readers – some junior, some senior – working on similar topics.
With this format, the desire is to open a conversation and make explicit how much all work depends upon such opportunities for careful reading, as well as critical (in the best sense of that word) exchange. It is hoped you will find all of this work fresh and stimulating; certainly, the editors are delighted with the labor and generosity of the contributors.
Department of English
Syracuse, NY 13244-1170
Department of English and Foreign Languages
Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
Content freely accessible online.
Early Modern Literary Studies Prize
In association with the peer-reviewed e-journal Early Modern Literary Studies (EMLS), a new annual prize to the value of £150 is announced. The prize will be awarded annually for the best article published in EMLS in the preceding twelve months, in the judgement of a committee appointed by the Editor and including a representative from Literature Online. The first winner of the prize, for an article published in Volume 10 of EMLS, will be announced in EMLS 11.1 (May, 2005). EMLS is published in electronic form only, and can be read free of charge on their website.
Gawain Poet Studies
Interest in the works of the Gawain-Poet has been constantly increasing over the past few decades. Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight have received growing attention not only in scholarly articles and monographs, but also in university courses at all levels. The Gawain-Poet's oeuvre has become an essential part of degree work in English throughout the world and plays as crucial a role in medieval literary studies as the works of Chaucer, Chrétien and Dante.
To support the flourishing interest in the works of the Gawain-Poet, a group of medieval scholars is launching Gawain Poet Studies, available in print and by on-line subscription.
For information about subscribing to the journal, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gawain Poet Studies provides a home for scholarly analyses of the works attributed to the Gawain-Poet and their immediate literary neighbours from a wide range of critical perspectives, whether their concern is with language, versification, authorship, genre, meaning, historical context, critical reception or other issues of scholarly interest.
We welcome electronic submission of articles, up to 10,000 words, as attachments to emails to email@example.com. Papers should be accompanied by a 100-200 word abstract. Authors should avoid all self-identification in the body of the paper, in order to maintain complete anonymity in the double-blind reviewing process.
Papers should be carefully prepared, following The Chicago Manual of Style. Special formatting in the word-processor files should be kept to an absolute minimum. Authors will be in direct contact with the typographer at the time of publication, so that special needs may be accommodated.
Authors are responsible for providing high-quality image files of any accompanying illustrations and for arranging permissions.
Editor: Ross G. Arthur, York University
The Heroic Age
The editors of The Heroic Age: A Journal of Early Medieval Northwestern Europe are pleased to announce the publication of Issue 8: Traders, Saints, and Pirates: The Sea in Early Medieval Northwestern Europe. The main articles are:
- 'Twelfth-Century Norman and Irish Literary Evidence for Ship-Building and Sea-Faring Techniques of Norse Origin' by William Sayers.
- ' “Bad to the Bone”? The Unnatural History of Monstrous Medieval Whales' by Vicki Ellen Szabo.
- 'Time, Space and Political Communities: Transportation and Travel Routes in Early Medieval England' by Lemont Dobson.
- 'Pictish Art and the Sea' by Craig Cessford.
Imago Temporis. Medium Aevum
Imago Temporis. Medium Aevum is now available online via open access.
Imago Temporis. Medium Aevum aims to contribute to renewing studies into the medieval period with special attention to the different conceptual aspects that gave rise to the medieval civilisation and especially to the study of the Mediterranean area.
Journal of the Holy Roman Empire
Publisher: Society for the Study of the Holy Roman Empire
The Journal of the Holy Roman Empire is a peer-reviewed e-journal that offers original research on the history and culture of the Empire. We welcome contributions from all avenues of historical inquiry, including but certainly not limited to political, religious, gender, social, economic, and military history.
The goal of JHRE is to foster scholarship on historical issues that cross the boundaries of the modern nation-state and of historiographical periodization. We encourage submissions with either a local or Empire-wide focus, but we especially hope to provide a forum for research that concerns more than one modern state or that considers Empire-wide institutions, culture, or history.
The Journal of the Holy Roman Empire is a biannual publication, issued under the auspices of the Society for the Study of the Holy Roman Empire.
Articles should be written in English. In the future we may consider a limited number of articles in French or German.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara CA 93106
Journal of the Holy Roman Empire is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet.
Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies
Hortulus is a refereed journal devoted to the literatures and cultures of the medieval world. Electronically published once a year, its mission is to present a forum in which graduate students from around the globe may share their ideas.
Although Hortulus follows convention in defining the European Middle Ages as taking place roughly between 400-1500, relevant submissions outside traditional geographical and temporal boundaries are welcome. Hortulus is an English-language journal and only accepts submissions in English.
Articles should address the current theme listed on the Call for Papers page.
The journal also incorporates lighter fare such as interviews, opinion pieces, reviews and essays on diverse aspects of medievalia under the aegis of a section entitled Hortus Amoenus. We are particularly interested in reviews of historical novels and medieval-themed films, as well as reports on archaeological digs and museum exhibitions, but we are happy to receive any and all contributions relevant to medieval studies.
Potential Hortus Amoenus authors should contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a 250-word summary of their contribution before submitting a complete article.
Content freely available online.
Late Antique Archaeology
Late Antique Archaeology, an annual publication, contains papers which each year systematically address a chosen theme relating to the historical reconstruction of Mediterranean society, from the accession of Diocletian (AD 283) to approximately the middle of the 7th century.
Michael Mulryan, volume editor.
Luke Lavan, series editor.
Journal for Late Antique Religion and Culture
Cardiff University's Centre for Late Antique Religion and Culture (CLARC) is launching a new journal for inter-disciplinary research into the post-classical and late antique period.
The Journal for Late Antique Religion and Culture (JLARC) is a full text, open access online Journal edited by members and associates of CLARC and published by Cardiff University.
Contributions are welcome for a wide range of topics in the research area as defined on the homepage of the centre.
Further information, including details of the editorial board, may be found here.
The launch of the journal is planned for the end of November 2007.
Journal of Late Antiquity
The website for the Journal of Late Antiquity at the Johns Hopkins University Press now is ready to be accessed, with such things as subscription forms and library recommendation forms.
The journal provides a venue for multi-disciplinary coverage of all the methodological, geographical and chronological facets of Late Antiquity, going from AD 250 to 750, ranging from Arabia to the British Isles and running the gamut from literary and historical studies to the study of material culture. One of the primary goals of the journal is to highlight the status of Late Antiquity as a discrete historical period in its own right.
New, previously unpublished scholarship is solicited for the journal. Submissions may be up to 8,000 words in length, but much briefer notes will also be considered.
For further information, consult Ralph Mathisen at email@example.com.
Ralph W. Mathisen, Managing Editor, Journal of Late Antiquity
Professor of History, Classics, and Medieval Studies
Dept. of History, MC-466
309 Gregory Hall, University of Illinois
Urbana, IL 61801 USA
217-244-5247, FAX: 217-333-2297
Marginalia, the Journal of the Medieval Reading Group at the University of Cambridge.
Publisher: Medieval Reading Group at the University of Cambridge
Unless the Marginalia call for submissions stipulates a particular theme for the forthcoming volume, we will be happy to consider articles on any aspect of the Middle Ages in England. For the purposes of clarification, we consider the Middle Ages to encompass the years between 500 and 1500 AD, but will consider material that falls slightly outside these parameters if we feel it is particularly relevant to the study of medieval England.
We will not consider editions or translations of text unless they are submitted as part of the relevant material for an article, nor will we publish any material that has been published previously (although we are happy to consider articles that have been presented as papers in conferences or seminars).
Marginalia is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet.
Content available online.
The Mediaeval Journal
The Mediaeval Journal will be the first European-based cross-disciplinary and multinational journal of Medieval Studies to be published in the lingua franca of English. It will also be the first journal to address the two most exciting and productive trends in current Mediaeval Studies: the turn towards multinational work and towards cross-disciplinarity. In an increasingly multinational academic world of collaboration and intellectual exchange, scholars all over Europe and beyond are ever more frequently realizing that important research is emerging from outside their national academies. The Mediaeval Journal recognizes the rich opportunities that this movement represents. Moreover, in fulfilling its cross-disciplinary remit, The Mediaeval Journal will publish articles mixing approaches from traditional subjects with areas and perspectives which are currently under-explored. Aiming to offer wide disciplinary coverage in each issue, it welcomes submissions from specialists in all areas of Mediaeval Studies, whether they come from traditional disciplines like Art History, History, Archaeology, Theology, Languages/Literatures, and English, or from less-exposed fields such as Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Manuscript Studies, Mediaevalism, Material Culture, History of Medicine and Science, History of Ideas, Queer Studies, Postcolonial Studies, and Musicology, and others.
As a first port of call for interdisciplinary essays The Mediaeval Journal aims to establish itself as a first-rate and high-profile international journal with a unique identity, versatility of appeal and unquestionably excellent and up-to-date quality of academic content. Its editorial team is confident that The Mediaeval Journal will quickly become a distinctive force across Mediaeval Studies. The Mediaeval Journal is published by Brepols and will initially consist of two issues per year (appearing in May and December). Volume 1 of The Mediaeval Journal will be published in 2011.
Articles should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words in length, inclusive of notes and bibliography, and should be submitted in MS Word format. Our house style is, straightforwardly enough, that of the MHRA.
Please also consult the brief style summary produced by Brepols below.
Potential contributors should follow the Submission Guidelines in the file below for The Mediaeval Journal. Any editorial queries should be addressed to the general editors, Dr Margaret Connolly and Dr Ian Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about reviews please contact Dr James Palmer at email@example.com.
Medieval Feminist Forum
The backfile of Medieval Feminist Forum, nos. 1-43.2 (1986-2007) is accessible online at no charge. The MFF archive is hosted by the University of Iowa Libraries and was constructed by staff in the UI Libraries Digital Library Services unit using The Berkeley Electronic Press’s Digital Commons platform.
Oral Tradition was founded in 1986 to serve as an international and interdisciplinary forum for discussion of worldwide oral traditions and related forms. All back issues from volume one, number one (1986) to the present are available online, open-access, free of charge. The entire archive of Oral Tradition can be searched by keyword and by author.
Peregrinations is a new open access refereed online journal. The following information is provided by the editors:
Publisher: International Society for the Study of Pilgrimage Art
Peregrinations is an Open Access journal published on the Internet. This issue is the beginning of Peregrinations' broader focus on all of medieval art and architecture, not just that created to enhance pilgrimage. Peregrinations now joins the ranks of other juried journals in our wish to promote the best scholarship, with all scholarly articles subject to a double-blind refereeing process.
One particular feature which we wish to draw your attention to is the photo articles and the photo bank. Here we hope to provide excellent-quality images that can be downloaded and used by art historians in the classroom and in their research.
For future issues we are actively seeking articles on any aspect of medieval art and architecture, including: long and short scholarly articles, scholarly book reviews, review articles on issues facing the field of medieval art history, interesting notes and announcements, useful website recommendations, new archaeological discoveries and recent museum acquisitions as well as calls for papers and conference listings. One particular feature which we wish to draw your attention to is the photo articles and the photo bank. Here we hope to provide excellent-quality images that can be down-loaded and used by art historians in the classroom and in their research.
To round out the scholarly portion of the journal, we are also seeking short, amusing excerpts from medieval sources, poorly-worded student papers, comments on the Middle Ages in movies, etc.
Gambier, OH 43022 USA
Fax: (740) 427-5673
Tel: (740) 427-5347
Art History/Department of Art
324 Humanities, Univ. of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA 30118 USA
Tel: (678) 839-4953
Peregrinations is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet.
Content available in PDF format.
Publisher: AHRB Centre for the Study of Renaissance Elites and Court Cultures, Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick
Renaissance Journal is published in association with the AHRB Centre for the Study of Renaissance Elites and Court Cultures, Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick.
Edited by Professor Ronnie Mulryne and Dr Elizabeth Goldring, the Journal began as a publication of the Europa Triumphans research project, before broadening out to include updates on all research projects in the AHRB Centre. From June 2003, the Journal has been edited by Dr Jayne Archer (Warwick) and Dr Sarah Knight (Leicester).
Featuring scholarly research articles, conference and exhibition reports and book reviews, the Journal includes contributions from academics and research students based at Warwick and elsewhere.
Renaissance Journal is a twice-yearly publication, appearing in January and June.
Dr Jayne Archer; email Jayne.Archer@warwick.ac.uk
Dr Sarah Knight; email Sarah.Knight@warwick.ac.uk
AHRB Centre for the Study of Renaissance Elites and Court Cultures
Centre for the Study of the Renaissance
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
Tel: 02476 573089
Renaissance Journal is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Content available in .doc format.
Studies in Classical Antiquity ISSN 1018-9017
Potential contributors should read the 'Notes for Contributors' located at the SCHOLIA web site and at the back of the journal and follow the suggested guidelines for the submission of manuscripts.
SCHOLIA features critical and pedagogical articles on a diverse range of subjects dealing with classical antiquity including late antique, medieval, Renaissance and early modern studies related to the classical tradition. It also includes review articles, reviews and other sections dealing with classics.
SCHOLIA and SCHOLIA REVIEWS (volumes 1–15) have published 670 contributions by 296 scholars and academics at 149 universities and institutions in 30 countries. SCHOLIA has been distributed to institutions and scholars in 43 countries.
SCHOLIA is archived in ProQuest and Informit, indexed and abstracted in L'Année Philologique, indexed in Gnomon and TOCS-IN, and listed in Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory. SCHOLIA REVIEWS, an electronic journal that features the pre-publication versions of reviews that appear in SCHOLIA, is available at http://www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews.
Published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis, Shakespeare is a major peer-reviewed journal, publishing articles drawn from the best of current international scholarship and the most recent developments in Shakespeare criticism. Its principal aim is to bridge the gap between the disciplines of Shakespeare in Performance Studies and Shakespeare in English Literature and Language. The journal builds on the existing aim of the British Shakespeare Association, to exploit the synergies between academics and performers of Shakespeare. The journal consists of four issues per annual volume, each published e-first and then in a combined print volume. The editors welcome article submissions for future open issues, as well as proposals for special issues. Forthcoming special issues include "Shakespeare and Islam", "Electronic Shakespeare" and a special issue to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the printing of the Sonnets in 2009. The journal also publishes review articles on current debates and trends in scholarship, book reviews and performance reviews of Shakespeare on stage and film. For more details about the journal, its editorial and advisory board, and submission guidelines, visit the journal's web site.
Studies in Medievalism
Studies in Medievalism, a peer-reviewed print and on-line publication, seeks 3,000-word essays discussing ethics in medievalism.
- What role do ethics play in post-medieval responses to the Middle Ages?
- In interpretations of those responses?
- How is moral behavior portrayed (or not)?
- How is the audience treated?
- Who is the audience?
Studies in Medievalism’s audience is wide-ranging and potential contributors should anticipate that their readers will include not only specialists but also generalists, including non-academics. Submissions should be sent in English in Word as an e-mail attachment on or before June 1 2013 to the editor, Karl Fugelso (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For a style sheet, please visit the web site.
Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies
Formerly known as The Upstart Crow, Upstart will be an online and entirely open access journal published by the Clemson University Department of English. Upstart will also host a blog. Please consider contributing to Upstart and/or passing along this CFP to anyone who might be interested. You can also stay tuned for further updates by following the journal on Facebook and Twitter (@Upstart_Journal).
Upstart invites submissions on emerging issues in English Renaissance Studies. These submissions may take the traditional article form, but they need not. With the belief that form follows content, the editorial board looks favorably upon methodological innovation. It welcomes anything from short pieces of provocation to richly exploratory or tightly argued long (up to 20,000 word) essays. It also welcomes guest-edited, special-topic clusters.
Send your submission as a Word file attachment to the journal editor, Will Stockton (email@example.com). Manuscripts should follow MLA guidelines with endnotes rather than footnotes.
All submissions are peer-reviewed, ideally within two months. Upstart publishes submissions in both HTML and PDF formats soon after they have cleared the review and revision process.
The Upstart blog posts short essays, book reviews, conference reviews, and anything else that may be suitable for a blog on English Renaissance Studies. Blog posts are not peer-reviewed. Anyone interested in posting should also contact the editor.