ELN 51.1 (Spring/Summer 2013): "General Issue: State of the Field"

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ELN 51.1 (Spring/Summer 2013): "General Issue: State of the Field"
English Language Notes
Contact email: eln2@colorado.edu
Deadline: October 1, 2012

Since its founding in 1963, English Language Notes, under the sponsorship of the University of Colorado, has provided a respected forum for criticism and scholarship in every field of English studies to a broad audience of academics and general readers. It has been unique both in its breadth of audience and subject matter and in its emphasis on shorter articles of wider interest than typical scholarly writing.

In 2005, ELN underwent a substantial revision in its style, substance, and format. A new editorial board embarked on a bi-annual special issue format that preserved the shorter "notes," often no more than ten pages in print, that has long distinguished ELN, while adding longer articles, clusters, and creative pieces. These special issues include topics such as: "Genre and Affect," "Queer Spaces," "Juris-Dictions," "Transnational Exchange," "Pseudo-Science" and "Graphia." In recognition of ELN's successful transformation, the journal received CELJ's "Phoenix Award" in 2008.

In 2012, ELN continues its transformation. We are now a peer-reviewed journal with an advisory board of internationally recognized scholars from across the discipline of English and comparative literary studies. We are seeking essays for an inaugural general issue that address the following topics:

* issues of interdisciplinarity;
* the future of English as a discipline;
* new approaches to literature;
* new methodologies;
* new media;
* new pedagogies.

Consideration will be given to critical essays, creative writing, and to writing that is a combination of the two. We also welcome round-table discussions on particular sub-topics and reviews or review articles of recent books relevant to the issue's topics listed above. Shorter articles are also welcome, in the spirit of our "notes" format (approximately 2500 words or 10 double-spaced manuscript pages). Above all, we seek interventions in on-going debates, chief among them the role of interdisciplinarity in shaping fields, objects of study, modes of study and the history and future of the discipline.

Please send double-spaced, 12-point font contributions adhering to the Chicago-style endnote citation format in hard copy and email .pdf to the address below:

Laura Winkiel, Senior Editor
English Language Notes
University of Colorado at Boulder
226 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0226
Specific inquiries may be addressed to the senior editor, Laura Winkiel, laura.winkiel@colorado.edu. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2012.