CFP Exegesis ejournal deadline 30th April 2012

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Exegesis ejournal, English Dept, Royal Holloway, University of London

'An aphorism, properly stamped and moulded, has not been "deciphered" when it has simply been read: rather, one has to begin its exegesis, - for which is required an art of exegesis'.
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Genealogy of Morals

In our inaugural issue we wish to address the diversity of meanings available to this e-journal's title — Exegesis. Though exegesis traditionally applies to the interpretation of a religious text, it has also been applied to secular literature in an attempt to understand an author's intended meaning. We view the broader concept of the term exegesis as a critical explanation of a work of literature across the disciplines. To this end, we invite articles, reviews, and creative pieces that provide any type of exploration of the meaning of a text.

Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:

- Studies of religious texts in relation to the secular
- A close examination of the works of one author or one particular text
- A response to the question of interpretation or authority
- An investigation into the history and culture of one text, author, or intended audience
- An examination of literary genre
- A close analysis of grammatical and syntactical features in a text
- A piece of creative writing that examines and/or reinterprets the written word
- Your interpretation of the term or theory of exegesis

We welcome submissions of articles, reviews, and creative pieces by 30th April to After being submitted for peer review, refereed articles will be selected and published in our September 2012 issue.

Exegesis invites submissions from postgraduate students and early career academics from the field of English Studies and beyond, multi- and cross- disciplinary researchers, and any scholar with interesting and relevant work.

We welcome previously unpublished essays, short articles, reviews, and creative pieces on each issue's theme, and encourage you to fully explore the meaning of exegesis.

Essays and short articles should be between 4000-6000 words and reviews around 1000 words (including all references), and must adhere to the MHRA referencing and style guide. Creative pieces are welcomed of no more than 5000 words.

Your submission email should include your name, academic affiliation, the title of your submission, 5-7 keywords, and a 3-5 sentence abstract of the article or review piece. All attached submissions should be unnamed, to ensure impartiality during the selection process.

All submissions should be sent as Word documents (.doc format) to

For MHRA style guide see: