Special Issue of Clio "Nationalism, Literature, and National Culture" (Abstracts Due October 31, 2010)

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Call for Papers: Special Issue of Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History "Nationalism, Literature, and National Culture"

For the special issue of Clio on "Nationalism, Literature, and National Culture" we invite papers that explore the relationship between nationalism and the creation of national literary culture. Essay may focus on any nation or time period but should align with Clio's interdisciplinary approach described below.

About Clio:
Clio, an international triennial journal, welcomes submission of scholarly essays on three interrelated topics:

• literature as informed by historical understandings
• historical writings considered as literature
• philosophy of history, with a special interest in Hegel

Clio does not so much publish in three disciplines as it seeks essays that are themselves interdisciplinary in their arguments. We publish researched essays at the intersections of our three disciplines of emphasis. Our focus is historiography, in reference to any time period and literatures. We do not publish factual expositions of historical events or uncontextualized "readings" of literary texts.

If you are interested in contributing to this Special Issue, please send a 300- to 500-word abstract and a short preliminary bibliography to clio@ipfw.edu by October 31, 2010.

Preliminary decisions based on the abstracts will be made by November 15, 2010.

Authors of successful proposals will be expected to submit their manuscripts (20-30 pages/5,000-7,500 words) by February 15, 2011. The manuscripts will then be subject to a double-blind peer review process. Accepted papers will be published in the Fall 2011 issue of Clio.

Submission Guidelines:

Manuscripts should followed The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition (with footnotes kept to a minimum). List name and affiliation on a separate cover sheet, but include only the essay's title on the manuscript itself to facilitate blind reading of submissions.

Electronic essay submissions are preferred. Acceptable file formats include:
Word (.doc or .docx)
WordPerfect (.wpd)
Rich Text Format (.rtf)

We also need complete contact information, including preferred email address, and street address. Please send your essay as an email attachment to clio@ipfw.edu.

If you have any questions, please send all queries to clio@ipfw.edu, and they will be answered by the appropriate subject editor.

For more information about Clio, see http://www.ipfw.edu/engl/clio/