UPDATE: The Gothic Revisited (9/30/06; journal issue)

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  Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

  Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies invites submissions for the

special issue on "The Gothic Revisited." We encourage contributions

from both Taiwan and international communities addressing the special

topic; articles on other aspects of literature and culture are also

welcome. All correspondence should be addressed to Editor, Concentric:

Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of English, National Taiwan Normal

University, 162 Hoping East Road, Section 1, Taipei 106, Taiwan.

[E-mail: concentric.lit @deps.ntnu.edu.tw]

  Vol. 33 No. 1: ¡§The Gothic Revisited¡¨ (March 2007)

  Guest Editor: Ying-hsiung Chou (©P­^¶¯)

  Wu Feng Institute of Technology

  Extended Deadline for Submissions: September 30, 2006

  The Gothic revival of recent years has meant a move from the purely

¡§literary¡¨ domain into various critical and theoretical fields of

study, including those concerned with ethnicity, imperialism, gender,

cinema, fashion, music, science and technology. By virtue of their hybrid

nature, recent Gothic studies have been able to shed new light on certain

¡§uncanny¡¨ aspects, to which we have hitherto been oblivious, not just

of gothic fiction and films but of life itself. There remain, however,

important questions to be raised with regard to ¡§gothicity¡¨ as both a

structure of thinking and a way of telling, questions about repression

and transgression in a (post)modern context. Specifically, how does the

Gothic speak to the Other¡Xtheoretically, historically,

transculturally? How does it narrate our situatedness in this age of alienation,

racism, and ¡§clashes of civilization¡¨? And how can it adapt itself to

different modern and/or postmodern social formations not only

 through horror, terror and fear but also through configurations of

power and empowerment? Particularly welcome, then, are discussions of the

ways in which historical and cultural disenfranchisement, and

resistance in various generic and social contexts, may be read in terms of the

Gothic, as well as original investigations into how the Gothic might

think and articulate that which characterizes our life today as


  Manuscript Submission

  1. Manuscripts should be submitted in English. Please send

the manuscript, an abstract, a list of keywords, and a vita as

Word-attachments to concentric.lit @deps.ntnu.edu.tw. Alternatively, please mail

us two hard copies and an IBM-compatible diskette copy. Concentric will

acknowledge receipt of the submission but will not return it after


  2. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the latest

edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. Except for

footnotes in single space, manuscripts must be double-spaced, typeset in

12-point Times New Roman.

  3. To facilitate the Journal¡¦s anonymous refereeing

process, there must be no indication of personal identity or institutional

affiliation in the manuscript proper. The name and institution of the

author should appear on a separate title page or in the vita. The author

may cite his/her previous works, but only in the third person.

  4. The Journal will not consider for publication manuscripts

being simultaneously submitted elsewhere.

  5. If the paper has been published or submitted elsewhere in

a language other than English (e.g., Chinese), please make available

two copies of the non-English version. Concentric may not consider

submissions already available in other languages.

  6. One copy of the Journal and fifteen off-prints of the

article will be provided to the author(s) on publication.

7. It is the Journal¡¦s policy to require assignment of copyrights

form by all authors.

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