CFP: Goethe's Delicate Empiricism (8/15/04; journal issue)

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Brent Robbins
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Janus Head: An Interdisciplinary Journal

SPECIAL ISSUE: Goethe's Delicate Empiricism

Guest Editors:
Craig Holdrege, Director of the Nature Institute
William Bywater, Professor of Philosophy, Allegheny College

Please submit your writing--including poetry and fiction as well as
theory--considering all aspects and applications of Goethe's methodology.

Essays on the following topics are most welcome:
-- the philosophical and spiritual foundations of the method
-- the historical context of the development of the method
-- the impact of the method on 20th Century and contemporary humanistic
and scientific theorizing
-- the use of the method in contemporary study of life

Creative work which reflects the scope, power, or impact of Goethe's
approach to nature, imagination or knowledge is especially invited.

Deadline for submissions: August 15, 2004

Janus Head is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that is
especially interested in the intersection among continental philosophy,
phenomenological psychology, literature and the arts. The journal is
available in hard copy and on-line formats.

Submissions should be no longer than 10,000 words. Works should be typed
and double-spaced. Format requirements: APA or MLA styles. Submit one
disk or CD and two (2) copies to the address below. Your essay should
include a brief abstract (120 words or less). Also include a brief
biography for the contributors page, should your paper be accepted. Make
sure to include all relevant contact information, including a permanent
e-mail address. E-mail submissions will not be accepted!

Please include a cover letter, a short biography, and correspondence
information. Short fiction should be typed and double-spaced and should
be no longer than 9000 words (about 36 pages or shorter). Poetry should
be typed in the format in which it is intended to be printed. Three to
five poems are the suggested number for poetry submissions. Submit one
disk or CD and two (2) copies to the address below. Poetry, if 300 words
or less, may be sent via e-mail to (but please
include full correspondence address). If your submissions does not
follow these guidelines, it will not be reviewed.

We are seeking artists to submit portfolios to feature in the journal.
Photos, slides, and/or electronic images are the preferred formats.
Please e-mail the editors if you have any questions:

1. Essay and poetry submission materials will not be returned. However,
art, photography and other materials will be returned, if you include a
self-addressed, stamped envelope.
2. Upon the acceptance of your paper, Janus Head reserves the right to
use your work for promotional purposes, anthologies, etc. However, you
are welcome to publish your work elsewhere as you see fit.
3. Contributors will get a complimentary hard copy of the issue in which
their work appears, as well as access to an electronic PDF file of their
articicle for distribution. Additional hard copies of the issue can be
purchased at $10 per copy at the Janus Head website.

Please send to:

Janus Head
P.O. Box 7914
Pittsburgh, PA 15216-0914

Authors should include their e-mail address. Allow at least 3-6 months
for the review process and editorial decisions. Notice of receipt of
materials can be obtained by e-mail at

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