Fictions of Academia (to appear in June, 2016)

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American, British and Canadian Studies (the journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania)
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American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special issue on Fictions of Academia, to be published in June 2016. We are especially looking for original critical essays that bring something new to the analysis of campus fiction, drama and film. Essays which theorize the genre of academic fiction or otherwise go beyond discussion of familiar texts are particularly invited, as are those which focus on unexpected or unfamiliar authors or texts.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:
Texts from/about cultures beyond the traditional settings of the Anglo-American academic novel
Texts which address previously unappreciated constituencies of academic fiction: older students, part-time instructors, non-teaching staff
Texts knowledgeable about recent changes in higher education as a result of neoliberalism, austerity, indifference to humanities and arts
Texts with post-colonial elements
Texts that portray the student experience
The academic novel as a site for metafiction
Implications for academic fiction of digital instruction or other emerging technologies
The campus novel where there is no campus
The academic novel as critique of theory, post-structuralism, multiculturalism, etc.

Guest Editors: Merritt Moseley, UNC Asheville
Ana-Karina Schneider, Lucian Blaga University of
Corina Selejean, LBUS


Submissions to Fictions of Academia should be sent to or and CC-ed to

Guidelines for contributors:

The first page of the manuscript should carry the title, name(s) of author(s), institutional affiliations(s), a brief but detailed 200-word abstract, and ten key words/concepts. The normal word-limit for articles is 7500 words including notes. Please include a brief 200-word biography for our Notes on Contributors along with contact information. For detailed instructions for preparing your contribution and a sense of format and targeted audience, you may wish to consult the journal's previous issues and style files at http:/// Only articles styled in compliance with the latest (7th) edition of the MLA Handbook and our Submission Guidelines posted on the journal websites will be considered. Please email us if you have any queries.