James Baldwin Review Volume 6

deadline for submissions: 
January 1, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
James Baldwin Review
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James Baldwin Review (JBR), an annual peer-reviewed journal, is seeking submissions for its sixth volume. An Open Access online publication, James Baldwin Review brings together a wide array of peer-reviewed critical essays and creative non-fiction on the life, writings, and legacies of James Baldwin. JBR publishes essays that invigorate scholarship on James Baldwin, catalyse explorations of the literary, political, and cultural influence of Baldwin’s writing and political activism, and deepen our understanding and appreciation of this complex and luminary figure.

For its sixth volume, JBR is specifically interested in essays that explore the later period of Baldwin’s life and writings, especially after 1970. Essays utilizing a comparative approach between Baldwin and other 20th century writers and thinkers will also be considered. We are also keen to receive submissions that meditate on how Baldwin’s varied influence and legacies have impacted our current political climates, and those that examine the potentialities and limitations within the current wave of renewed interest in Baldwin. Finally, submissions utilizing archival sources or exploring underexamined parts of Baldwin’s oeuvre will be especially welcome.

Each year the journal also publishes an outstanding essay by a graduate student. Submissions from graduate students should be marked as such, and all submissions must be accompanied by a 250-word abstract and a list of keywords. Please consult our detailed submission instructions on our website: https://www.manchesteropenhive.com/view/journals/jbr/jbr-overview.xml

We accept submissions throughout the year; submissions received before January 1st, 2020 will receive fullest consideration for volume 6.

It is the aim of James Baldwin Review to provide a vibrant and multidisciplinary forum for the international community of Baldwin scholars, students, and enthusiasts.

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