Journal of New Zealand Literature (Special Issue)

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Journal of New Zealand Literature

Journal of New Zealand Literature (Special Issue)
'Making New Writing: 1975-2000': JNZL Special Issue 2016 call for proposed articles
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The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL) is the only international, fully peer-reviewed journal devoted to New Zealand literary studies. JNZL, which is published annually, carries scholarly and critical essays on all aspects of New Zealand literature and cultural studies. We welcome submissions on any aspect of New Zealand literature in English. It also reviews books of critical interest in the field of New Zealand literary studies.

Special Issue 2016
The guest editor invites proposals for contributions on 'Making New Writing: 1975-2000'.
New writing initiatives in this period have to date received little focused consideration and warrant closer critical analysis from an historical perspective. The intention is to invigorate interest in the literature itself as well as the writers discussed. Simultaneously the issue will give contributors an opportunity to present their perspectives in a rich, interrelated context. Attention will extend beyond conventional literary texts to include language within the context of visual arts and dramatic performance, as well as the impact of the internet and related technologies. Wider cultural and social relationships and their relationship with the written word may also be considered, including gender issues, issues of ethnicity and broader political developments.
The editor invites abstracts for proposed essays. Should a contribution be accepted based on the material included in the abstract, the actual essay of about 5,000 words must be received to the guest editor at the email address detailed below no later than 15 March 2016.
Submission abtracts should be e-mailed to John Geraets at

JNZL uses the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) style. Further information about JNZL can be found at