CFP: Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, volume 45, deadline 8/18/2014

full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Burnham/Santa Clara University
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Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture Volume 45

Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture is an interdisciplinary journal published annually for the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) by the Johns Hopkins University Press. SECC publishes revised versions of papers read at national and regional conferences of ASECS and its affiliates (including the Society of Early Americanists, Early Caribbean Society, SHARP, etc.).

For the 2014-15 volume (45) the editors encourage theoretically informed, academically rigorous essays that reflect new directions for research in the field of eighteenth-century culture, including literature, history, art history, theater and performance studies, music, ethnic studies, women's and gender studies, etc. Essays from previously under-represented disciplines are particularly welcome. Now digitized as part of Project Muse, SECC is included in the membership fees of Sponsors and Patrons of the Society, and is offered to all members at discount.

Guidelines for Submission: conference papers presented at regional and national meetings of ASECS and its affiliate societies between JULY 1, 2012 and JUNE 30, 2014 are eligible. Papers should be substantially revised from their conference version and use the Chicago Manual of Style for annotation. Submissions are normally written in English but may include other commonly-used modern European languages, and typically average 20 to 25 double-spaced pages in length. Contributions will be judged according to the highest standards of scholarship by blind review. Authors are thus asked to avoid identifying themselves throughout (any reference to one's own scholarship should be made in the third person). The editors of SECC cannot consider papers already submitted to other journals.

The deadline for submission is August 18, 2014.

Please submit your manuscript as an attached Word document to the editor at

In the case of manuscripts that include images, please submit text and images as separate files. Electronic submission is preferred, but submissions in hard copy may also be sent to:

Prof. Michelle Burnham
Editor, Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture
Department of English
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA 95053

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