Special Edition - _Frankenstein_

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Lamar University
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  Call for Papers 

Deadline Extended to September 30, 2018

Special Edition  _Frankenstein_


This year, we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, written during that “cold and rainy” summer of 1816 (to quote the text’s Preface).  The Lamar Journal of the Humanities will publish a special edition to honor Shelley’s novel.  We seek papers that consider the text from a variety of perspectives – literary, historical, or scientific.  Please submit completed papers and an author biography by September 30, 2018, to sjoffe@lamar.edu   

The Lamar Journal of the Humanities is an interdisciplinary journal published twice yearly by the College of Arts and Sciences of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Papers of interdisciplinary or general interest in the fields of literature, history, contemporary culture, and the fine arts are appropriate for submission. Languages accepted are English, German, French, and Spanish. Detailed studies of highly specialized topics, literary explications which do not elucidate broader historical or ideological issues, and statistical essays in the social sciences are not encouraged but will be considered.  Manuscripts, normally not to exceed 6000 words, should conform to the MLA Handbook or the Chicago Manual of Style.