Call for Submission for Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies

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Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies

Call for Submissions for Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies (ISSN2324-4895) www.aeternumjournal.com

Aeternum is an open-access biannual online journal of peer-reviewed academic articles on all aspects of the contemporary Gothic. The purpose of the Journal is to provide an emphasis on contemporary Gothic scholarship, bringing together innovative perspectives from different areas of study.

Aeternum are currently seeking submissions for the next issue, which has a planned publication date of December 2016. Aeternum welcomes contributions from the breadth of contemporary Gothic Studies, with a particular focus on:
•contemporary issues within Gothic scholarship, such as technology, digitality, geo-cultural politics, food studies, and global communication;
•varied and multi-faceted readings of the Gothic, recognising the importance and impact of cultural differences on the genre;
•innovative and fresh perspectives on the Gothic within traditional areas such as literature, television and film;
•areas of research which go beyond disciplines and subjects traditionally associated with Gothic research;
•under-represented areas and disciplines which nonetheless have a strong Gothic focus and have built influential portfolios, such as animation, design, digital humanities, dramaturgy, cultural history, food studies, music, and pedagogy;
•international scholarship which considers perspectives and topics originating not only from North America and Europe, but also other prolific areas of Gothic scholarship such as Australasia.
•over-looked regional incarnations of the Gothic and how they interact with issues of a global nature.

Aeternum publishes English language articles of 4000–6000 words in length, and uses the author-date version of the Chicago Style referencing. system All manuscripts should be submitted in electronic form in Word format. All articles should be accompanied by an abstract of 200-250 words. All abstracts should be followed by a maximum of five key words. Please e-mail your finished articles to submissions@aeternumjournal.com. Articles will go through the peer-review process to determine acceptance or rejection. Prospective contributors are welcome to discuss ideas for articles with the Editor, Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell, prior to submission: editor@aeternumjournal.com.