Call for Articles: Travel Narratives and Real-Life Fiction
The Lincoln Humanities Journal (ISSN 2474-7726) is requesting article submissions for its 8th special issue, to be published in December 2020, on the topic of Travel Narratives and Real-Life Fiction. Contributors are invited to examine specifically (a) the evolving forms of life-writings (biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, diaries, blogs, etc.) as they pertain to travel; (b) the intersection of fictional and factual travel narratives, and (c) the emotional, economic, socio-political, environmental, physiological, and literary aspects of travel (in reality and in fiction; by land, sea and air; on earth and in outer space). We welcome approaches across a broad range of disciplines such as literature, history, political science, anthropology, religion, popular culture, philosophy, visual arts, and social media. Topics may include but are not limited to:
- The concept of travel: historical and philosophical perspectives
- Travel writing, Life-writing as genre
- Biofiction, biography, autobiography
- Travel journalism
- Travel in film, theater, literature, and television
- The Internet of places: Pictures and videos of other places, cultures, etc.
- Modern tourism
- Adventure and exploration
- Travel for business, pleasure, family reunion, aid work
- Travel for education (study abroad, etc.)
- Pilgrimage & religious travel
- Modes of transportation
- Environmental impact of travel
- Travel to the moon and beyond; The sci-fi connection and influence
- Tourism in international relations (migration, spying, etc.)
- Temporary living and/or working abroad (mission, etc.)
Important Dates & Deadlines
- Deadline for Full Article Submissions: June 15, 2020
- Acceptance Notification: 60 days after submission
- Projected Date of Publication: December 2020
- Include an abstract of 200-400 words (in MS Word)
- Include a biographical note of 50-250 words (in MS Word)
- The article should be 4000-6000 words, including the abstract, the footnotes and the works cited
- Include the following statement in the cover e-mail: “I solemnly confirm that the attached manuscript has never been published elsewhere, under this, or another title."
- Include name, professional affiliation, phone number, and email address in the cover e-mail.
- Manuscripts should conform to MLA-style guidelines as detailed in recent editions of MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing. For an MLA Style Works Cited format overview, please check the following web resource: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formattin...
- Use font Georgia # 12. The entire article, including the abstract and the indented quotations, should be double-spaced, and in MS Word.
- The final submission must comply with other formatting guidelines, to be communicated upon notification of acceptance.
Submission & Review Process
- Manuscripts should be sent to the editor, Abbes Maazaoui (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Articles undergo a double blind review and their publication depends on the peer-review process.