Will’s Word and World: Commemorating the Bard - AJILE Shakespeare Special Issue CFP

deadline for submissions: 
January 31, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Aesthetique Journal for International Literary Enterprises

Will’s Word and World: Commemorating the Bard


To commemorate the 400th death anniversary of William Shakespeare, AJILE (Aesthetique Journal for International Literary Enterprises, E-ISSN 2456-1754) plans to bring out a special issue containing academic articles exploring various avenues of Shakespeare studies. This special volume shall be multidisciplinary in its content and welcomes scholarly contributions from the fields of literature and language, history and culture, stage and costumes, gender and performance. However other relevant topics are also encouraged for submission.


Topics may include, but are not limited to:


  1. Shakespearean Stage
  2. Shakespeare Adaptation and Reception
  3. Intertextuality in and Appropriation of Shakespearean Theatre
  4. Performing Shakespeare
  5. Shakespeare in Translation
  6. Rethinking Shakespeare
  7. Cinema and Shakespeare
  8. Shakespeare in the Digital Age
  9. Teaching Shakespeare
  10. Conflict in Shakespeare
  11. Shakespeare Canon and Shakespeare Apocrypha
    1. Postcolonial Shakespeare
    2. Feminist, Queer and Ecological Readings of Shakespeare
    3. Shakespeare the Sonneteer
    4. Shakespeare Genius Tropes


Publication Fee: NIL

Submission Deadline: 31 January 2017

For detailed submission guidelines, CLICK HERE

Find our parallel volume here:  LITERATURE ACROSS FRONTIERS

We accept only electronic submissions. Email your articles to ajilespecialissue@gmail.com Each submission must be a new email thread, attach only one submission per email, and as subject write “Shakespeare Paper by [name]”.

We request you to strictly adhere to the following criteria:

  1. The entire paper should be typewritten in MS Word, Times New Roman, 11 font size (12 for title), single spaced.
  2. Unpublished, original articles alone will be entertained. Plagiarism of any sort will lead to rejection of the paper.
  3. The word limit for the full paper is 1500-3000 words.
  4. For in-text citations MLA 7/MLA 8 stylesheet must be adhered to (Parenthetical referencing within the text, hanging indent only for quotations running into more than 4 lines, Endnotes should be used instead of Footnotes).
  5. Works cited, strictly following MLA 7/ MLA 8 standards should be appended to the full paper.

The volume will be guest edited by Ritushree Sengupta, Department of English and Other Modern European Languages, VisvaBharati.

We are looking for editors and reviewers for this volume. Submit your application to mutemelodist@gmail.com. Include a covering letter and a CV.