CFP: 'Textual Bodies' - The Luminary (Lancaster University PG Journal)

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The Luminary
Call for Papers - 'Textual Bodies'

The Luminary is a postgraduate journal that has been recently set up by a dedicated team of Lancaster University postgraduates, mostly working in the English Literature and Creative Writing department. We are now seeking submissions for the second edition of the journal, and encourage postgraduates of all levels, disciplines and institutions to submit their work for inclusion.

The theme of the second issue is 'Textual Bodies'. We hope this is a broad and stimulating theme, and encourages diverse and distinctive interpretations. The deadline for submissions is 1st April 2010.

Possible papers might include work on:
Medicine and textuality
Representations of the body, or bodies
Representations of gender or sexuality
Writing, reading and bodily functions
Disfigurement, mutilation or sadomasochism
Horror and monstrous bodies
The textual subject
The text as subject
Typography and the materiality of text
History and textuality
The textuality of politics
Politics and representation
Intersections between pictorial and textual representation
The graphic novel
Metafiction and experimentation
Ageing / Childhood
Please note that this list is by no means exhaustive, proscriptive or prohibitive

We are chiefly seeking quality academic articles (4,000-7,000 words) but are also very interested in including interviews, book and event reviews, creative writing, original photography and artwork. Whilst it would be ideal for interviews and reviews to relate to the theme of the issues, this is not a requirement. Unfortunately we are unable to provide copies of books for reviewing, or any funding as we operate on a very small budget. However, please do not hesitate to contact us if this should become a problem - we will do our best to come up with solutions.

As of yet we do not publish paper copies of the journal. All work will be published online. For details of our submission and reviewing policy, or of correct submission format, please see:

Submissions should be sent via email to