CFP: Second Issue of Digital Defoe

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Digital Defoe; eds Katherine Ellison and Holly Faith Nelson
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"Strangers, Gods, & Monsters": Encountering the Other in Defoe & His Contemporaries"

Digital Defoe is a new peer-reviewed and multi-media online journal the works and culture of Daniel Defoe and his contemporaries. We welcome multimedia submissions that push the boundaries of scholarship in our field as well as more traditional essays, reviews, notes, and dissertation and conference abstracts.

In Strangers, Gods, and Monsters: Interpreting Otherness, the philosopher Richard Kearney writes, "Strangers, gods and monsters represent experiences of extremity which bring us to the edge. They subvert our established categories and challenge us to think again. And because they threaten the known with the unknown, they are often set apart in fear and trembling: exiled to hell or heaven; or simply ostracized from the human community into a land of aliens." For the second issue of Digital Defoe, we seek to publish works on the treatment of "strangers, gods and monsters," or the "experience of alterity," in the works of Defoe and his contemporaries.

Submissions should be e-mailed to Katherine Ellison ( and Holly Faith Nelson ( by October 15, 2009. Please send print manuscripts as Word.doc files following the style guide on our website. For multimedia submissions, please send inquiries about file size and format to Katherine.

Holly Faith Nelson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Acting Chair and Graduate Stream Coordinator
Co-Director, Gender Studies Institute
Co-Editor, Digital Defoe
English Department
Trinity Western University
7600 Glover Road
Langley, British Columbia
Canada V2Y 1Y1
Telephone: 604-888-7511, Local 3241