Eastern and Middle Eastern Religions in the Age of Enlightenment (11/1/11)
The editors of Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (RAE) seek articles for a special issue devoted to Eastern and Middle Eastern religions in the age of Enlightenment. Besides article that focus on the eighteenth century, the editors welcome studies of Eastern and Middle Eastern religions in relation to the seventeenth-century intellectual movements that gave rise to the ideals of the Enlightenment—e.g., materialism, skepticism, rationalism, and empiricism—as well as studies that encompass the early nineteenth century. Articles might explore the reactions of Enlightenment thinkers and artists to Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc., or the ways religious and philosophical thought from the Far and Middle East informed Enlightenment ideas and Western attitudes, religions, philosophies, textual practices, etc.
Queries and papers can be sent to:
4110 JFSB, English Department
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
Deadline: Nov. 1, 2011 (although articles suitable to the scope and focus of RAE are welcome at any time)
Submissions should be aimed at an audience of professional scholars, educated laypersons, advanced undergraduates, and graduate students from a variety of disciplines. Contributors should thus avoid highly specialized language. The suggested length for manuscripts is 7,000–10,000 words, though shorter and longer articles will also be considered. Submissions should adhere to the guidelines of the most recent edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. Both email and hardcopy submissions are welcome. Contributors should include a cover memo that includes the contributor's name and essay title, in addition to two copies or an attachment of the essay in Microsoft Word with the author's name and other identifying references removed. References should be given as footnotes, rather than endnotes, and should follow the conventions described in The Chicago Manual of Style for documentation provided in notes alone, without a bibliography. (For an introduction to this distinction, see section 16.3 of the fifteenth edition of Chicago.)
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