"The Senses of Humour," submissions due 1 July 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Eighteenth-Century Fiction, McMaster University
contact email: 
ecf@mcmaster.ca

This special issue of Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal will explore the relationships among various meanings of the term "humour" in the long eighteenth century, from humoral theories of the body to the cultivation and regulation of "senses of humour" in literature, culture, and social interaction. We invite submissions on eighteenth-century legacies of classical humoral theory; the philosophy of laughter; the emergence of modern forms of wit, satire, and other humorous genres in literature and illustration; culĀ­tural negotiations of body and mind as sites of "humour"; and the role of humour(s) in discourses of feeling, sentiment, sensibility, and sociality. *We welcome articles that treat the topic in areas inside or outside of imaginative prose fiction.* Please note that this issue is NOT limited to work on traditionally defined prose humour -- we are very interested in interdisciplinary and cultural studies work on laughter, feeling, and affect in a variety of 18th-century contexts. Manuscripts (5,000-8,000 words) should reach ECF by 1 July 2013. Further details about submitting articles can be found at http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~ecf/guidelines.html
To submit an article for a special issue, or a call for articles, or a regular issue of the journal, which publishes 4 issues per year, choose "Submit Article" at http://digitalcommons.mcmaster.ca/ecf/
We encourage electronic submissions at Digital Commons (see above), but if you have any concerns about this online submissions system, you may contact the ECF editors at ecf@mcmaster.ca

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
eighteenth_century
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
journals_and_collections_of_essays
poetry
romantic
science_and_culture
theatre
theory
travel_writing