Romantic Literature and a Return to Nature in the 21st Century (now through 1 Mar 2010)

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The Connecticut Review
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ctreview@easternct.edu

Much of literature that emerges during the Romantic Period towards the end of the 18th century revolves around concepts generally regarded as being too dark or melancholy for cultured tastes, particularly since they were seen as an outright attack on progress made during the Enlightenment. Writers felt industry was killing society, and that a return to nature and an enjoyment of beauty would be society’s only salvation. How do we see these same concepts mainfesting in the 21st century? Which types of literature address these concepts and suggest such changes? Is it possible to return to the way things were before societies were consumed by those “Satanic Mills”, or are we too far gone?

CT Review is looking for academic essays on the works of Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Nathaniel Hawthorne that explore the works of authors during the Romantic period and address how these concepts have been resurected in current literature, in addition to how society has been afftected by the Romantic period writings, as well as current writings with a similar tone.

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

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romantic