CFP: MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities: Youth and Age (5/1/06; e-journal issue)

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CALL FOR PAPERS: MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities

The MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities
( is a new electronic publication
forum intended to allow researchers to present initial findings or hypotheses
such as might, at a more advanced stage, become eligible for publication in
established scholarly journals. As such it will be of particular interest to
postgraduate researchers, though established scholars are also invited to
submit papers.
Submissions for the first issue of the Working Papers, to be published in
October 2006, are invited on any topic, but the editorial panel aims to choose
half of the papers from submissions that relate to the theme of 'Youth and
Age'. Authors might consider, among other things: the cultural construction and
symbolization of youth and age (e.g. notions of 'young blood', coming of age,
seniority); the role these terms play in constructions of gender, ethnicity,
etc.; the symbolization of political or artistic succession in terms of youth
and age (e.g. 'the old guard' / 'young Turks'); and the privileging, in
cultural discourses about generational succession, of the male 'line' over
female-female and mixed-gender relations. Authors may also want to dismantle
the opposition youth / age to consider more complex models of life stages.

Papers may come from any field in the 'modern humanities', which includes the
modern and medieval languages, literatures, and cultures of Europe (including
English and the Slavonic languages, and the cultures of the European diaspora).
History, library studies, education and pedagogical subjects, and the medical
application of linguistics are excluded.
Any questions can be directed to the editors at
About the MHRA (

The MHRA (Modern Humanities Research Association) plays a major role in
promoting academic endeavour in the modern humanities by facilitating the
publication of original scholarly work of the highest standard.

As well as publishing scholarly articles (in print and electronic form), the
Association supports scholarly publishing projects including postgraduate work
( It plays a major
role in peer review, maintaining the highest editorial standards and supporting
breadth of approach.

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