Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries welcomes articles exploring any area relating to Defoe and/or his contemporaries (broadly conceived). In addition to traditional scholarly papers (roughly 4000-7000 words), we welcome essays on fresh pedagogical approaches to the works of Defoe and other writers of his era.
We also encourage the submission of innovative digital and multimedia projects, as well as experimental essays.
Scholarly essays may be eligible for essay prizes awarded by the Defoe Society.
In their Introduction to the Special Issue of Social Text, David L. Eng, Jack Halberstam, and José Esteban Muñoz demanded “a renewed queer studies ever vigilant to the fact that sexuality is intersectional, not extraneous to other modes of difference, and calibrated to a firm understanding” (1).
Deadline Extended: June 1, 2021
Call for Chapters for Edited Volume: The American South in Ten Recipes
Edited by Christopher L. Ballengee
RSVP Field Development Grant
The RSVP Field Development Grant was created with funds from a generous bequest to RSVP by the late Eileen Curran, pioneering researcher and Emerita Professor of English at Colby College. The grant is intended to support one or a team of researchers in creating resources that will facilitate the work of other scholars in their studies of 19th-century British newspapers and periodicals.
The Linda H. Peterson Fellowship
The Linda H. Peterson Fellowship was named after the widely influential Yale professor and longtime RSVP Board member and Vice President, and created with funds from a generous bequest to RSVP by the late Eileen Curran, pioneering researcher and Emerita Professor of English at Colby College. The purpose of the Peterson Fellowship is to support one scholar for four full-time months to enable him or her to conduct a research project on the 19th-century British periodical and newspaper press.