ELR CFP: 2024 Special Issue and general call.
English Literary Renaissance invites article submissions of 8000 to 12000 words on race in non-dramatic Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century literature in English. We especially encourage submissions that forgo analysis of canonical work by Shakespeare and Spenser, and instead showcase other literary texts and authors of the period, along with new archival materials. While we have plans for a special issue that focuses on Sixteenth-Century literature to be published in 2024, we hope to add more than a single issue’s worth of material to our publication pipeline. We welcome a range of theoretical and methodological approaches. The deadline for authors who wish to be considered for the 2024 special issue is 1 August 2022. The deadline for everyone else is… any time at all.
The editorial board of ELR is committed to using the international reach of the journal to share groundbreaking ideas and to amplify marginalized voices. We continue to take a special interest in the work of scholars who expand our understanding of the less-than-canonical writers, the lost cultural histories, and the understudied artifacts of early modern English literature. And we hope not only to publish, but to encourage and to foster scholarship that sheds new light on the literary past as it lays the foundation and strengthens the conceptual architecture for a just and equitable future.
For submission instructions and more details about our editorial vision, please visit our website: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/journals/elr/instruct.