CFP: The Cowper and Newton Journal (Spring 2011 Issue)

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The Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney, UK

The Cowper and Newton Journal


The Cowper and Newton Journal, a new scholarly annual published by the Trustees of The Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney, UK, is seeking submissions for its first issue, to be published in Spring 2011.

The Journal accepts contributions on any topic related to William Cowper, John Newton and their circle but also embraces the wider milieu – literary, artistic, religious, historical, horticultural – of their contemporaries in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. In keeping with its museum origins, the Journal's scope also covers material culture: the study of relevant objects from the period and their wider significance.

Each issue will contain articles of varying lengths, notes on shorter topics, and reviews (of books, but also of exhibitions, plays, films and other relevant productions or events). The focus will be mainly on scholarly research and criticism in the fields listed above, but it will also take in subjects of more general interest such as local topography, family connections, and reminiscences of people and places.

Submissions should be sent as email attachments (preferably as Word documents) by November 30, 2010 to one of the Joint Editors. It would be helpful if contributors could follow the Style Notes as set out on the Journal page of the Museum website: The editors reserve the right to make minor changes to work submitted.

Joint Editors: Professor Vincent Newey, Church View Cottage, 54 Main Street, Cosby, Leicester LE9 1UU (tel + 44(0)116 286 7751; email

Tony Seward, 14 London Road, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1JL (tel + 44(0)1908 565260; email

Editorial Board: Dr Ashley Chantler (University of Chester), Dr Michael Davies (University of Liverpool), Professor Bob Owens (Open University), Laura E. Ralph (Trinity Western University, Canada).