CFP: Identity Formation (5/1/07; journal issue)

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CALL FOR PAPERS: MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities
Contributions are now invited for the 2007 issue of the MHRA Working Papers in
the Humanities. A special, themed section of the journal will be dedicated to
‘Identity Formation’, but other topics are welcome as well.
The MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities
( is an electronic publication forum
intended to allow researchers to present initial findings or hypotheses such as
might, at a more advanced stage, become eligible for publication in established
scholarly journals. As such it will be of particular interest to postgraduate
researchers, though established scholars are also invited to submit papers.
The second issue of the Working Papers will be published in November 2007, and
the editorial panel aims to choose half of the papers from submissions that
relate to the theme of ‘Identity Formation’. Authors might consider, among
other things:
- the role of philosophy, theology, sociology and/or ideology in the
        formation of identity
- national, diasporic and transcultural identities, hybridity, otherness,
        citizenship and the effects of migration on identities
- gender and sexual identity
- youth and age
- narrative identity, i.e. identity as a result of narrative language,
        plot structure, spatial relationships, characterisation and
        multimodal/transmedial representation
Papers may come from any field in the 'modern humanities', which includes the
modern and medieval languages, literatures, and cultures of Europe (including
English and the Slavonic languages, and the cultures of the European diaspora).
History, library studies, education and pedagogical subjects, and the medical
application of linguistics are excluded.
In order to submit a paper, you are kindly asked to register your name and
address with the journal at
You can register as author and/or peer reviewer. Submission works either
through the journal website
( after logging in or
via email to the editors (see below).
Any questions can be directed to the editors at
Best wishes,
Astrid Ensslin, Jennifer Shepherd and Louise Crowther
The Editors
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities
About the MHRA (
The MHRA (Modern Humanities Research Association) is a registered charity. Its
major aim is to promote academic endeavour in the modern humanities by
facilitating the publication of original scholarly work of the highest
standard. As well as publishing scholarly articles (in print and electronic
form), the Association supports scholarly publishing projects including
postgraduate work (
It plays a major role in peer review, maintaining the highest editorial
standards and supporting breadth of approach.

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