18th Century Literature and Reawakening of Principles in the 21st Century (now through 1 Mar 2010)

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"What did this mean? Who was I? What was I? Whence did I come? What was my destination? These questions continually recurred, but I was unable to solve them." Emerging from the Age of Reason and entering the Age of Enlightenment, authors discourse on the purpose of mankind in the universe, in terms of societal contributions, but also on a much more personal level. In much of 18th century literature, writers explore various subjects using reason as a basis for judgment and learning. How have the works of these authors influenced current societies? Where in literature do we see a reawakening of these Englightened principles?

CT Review is looking for academic essays on the works of William Blake, Jane Austen, and Benjamin Franklin that address how authors during the Age of Enlightenment view society, how those works have influenced 21st century societies, and how these principles are being reinforced in literature today.

Submission Guidelines

Connecticut Review is a semi-annual journal published since 1967 under the auspices of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University. Connecticut Review invites submission of poetry, literary plays, short fiction, translations, creative nonfiction, essays, interviews, and academic articles of general interest.

Submission Guidelines:

• Work should be 2,000 to 4,000 words.
• Submit two copies of each piece.
• The first page of each poem, story, essay or other should include the name, address, phone number, and email address in the upper left corner.
• Poets should submit no more than five poems.
• Translated work must be accompanied by appropriate written permissions from author or publisher.
• Typed manuscripts should be on 8.5 x 11 paper in MLA style when appropriate.
• Color photography and color artwork should be submitted as slides or transparencies. The title, date of composition, size of original, medium, and name and address of the artist should be indicated. Black and white photography and art work should be labeled in the same way. Work with vertical orientation is preferred and should be indicated.
• Each submission must be accompanied by a brief autobiographical statement.
• Send SASE for reply only. Manuscripts will be recycled. Mail without a return address on the outside envelope will not be opened.
• The reading period for Connecticut Review is 1 September through 31 May.

Send all submissions labeled by genre to:

Meredith Clermont-Ferrand, Senior Editor
Connecticut Review
CSU System Office
39 Woodland Street
Hartford CT 06105-2337