CFP: Shakespeare Studies (ongoing; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Emma Smith

Call For Papers: Shakespeare

Literature Compass is seeking papers on all topics in Shakespeare studies.

Literature Compass (, a new online resource from
Blackwell Publishing, surveys new trends and developments in literary study.
We publish original survey articles on new and important directions in
criticism and theory (as well as a range of useful reference resources).

Literature Compass is made up of nine sections, devoted to nine fields of
study. Articles within each section range from 1000 words (short) to 10,000
(long 'Viewpoints', peer-reviewed). We welcome finished articles and
abstracts for work in progress; Literature Compass does not, however,
publish primary research. Articles typically fall into at least one of the
following three categories:

1) Overview of a topic in your field with a survey of recent scholarship -
Which topics are driving your field? What new research has been published?
Can you put that new research in context with your own insights?

Examples: Liz Oakley-Brown - Ovid's Metamorphoses and the Sexual Politics of
Translation in Early Modern England

Mark Blackwell - The It-Narrative in Eighteenth-Century England: Animals and
Objects in Circulation

2) Comparative look across sections or boundaries - How are various fields
interacting? Are there related things happening in different fields? Can one
area provide an insight into another when used in teaching or research?

Example: Francis O'Gorman and Katherine Turner - Clasping Hands Across the
Gulf: The Victorians and the Eighteenth Century

3) State of the field - Can you offer a fresh perspective on developments
in your field? Perhaps there are arguments drawing attention away from the
critical points? Are there new resources worthy of attention? Which critical
approaches are dominating the field or gaining momentum?

Examples: Seth Lerer - The Endurance of Formalism in Middle English Studies

George Justice - The ESTC and Eighteenth-Century Literary Studies

Please send articles (along with a short description of yourself and your
work) or direct any questions to the Shakespeare Section Editors:

Matthew Greenfield,

Dennis Kezar, kezardd_at_ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu

Emma Smith,

For more information on preparing your article, please contact Kivmars
Bowling, Literature Compass Assistant,

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