ABC Studies Journal, silver jubilee edition
Call for Papers
Silver Jubilee Issue: 25 Years of American, British and Canadian Studies: Lofty Aspirations, Protean Visions, Ongoing Quests
Deadline: 10 June 2024
Charlotte Beyer, University of Gloucestershire
Christine Berberich, University of Portsmouth
Sean Matthews, University of Nottingham
Special Issue Consultants:
David Brian Howard, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University
Merritt Moseley, University of North Carolina, Asheville
Rebecca Nesvet, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
Home Editor: Adriana Neagu, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
Some 25 years today, a handful of assertive, enthusiastic, single-minded, and refreshing Anglophone Studies scholars at Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, empowered by their like-minded peers in Canada, the UK and the US, embarked upon a lofty, exciting and freewheeling journey animated by an unquenchable desire to contribute new insights into and angles to the ongoing adventure of English. Today, as we celebrate 25 years of continuity, inspiration and achievement, we look back with joy to the grand and resplendent endeavour behind our unflinching commitment. At home, we started out embracing a post-revolutionary mantra of our own design: “So far, we have done so much, with so little and for so long, that it now feels we can do almost everything with nothing”. And indeed we did, academically, pedagogically, research-wise and otherwise.
Upon its 25th anniversary, ABC Studies is now calling for contributions that set out to explore the latest, most consequential and emancipating developments in the study of Anglophone sensibility.
Themes may include, but are not limited to:
- The post-humanist turn: post-pandemic lessons and departures in digital literacies;
- The condition of the subject: post-humanities - ‘more-than-human’?
- AI and creative writing: truce or happy marriage?
- AI and literary translation: human translators to be made redundant?
- The academic subject of English in the age of AI: EAP and/versus ChatGPT;
- Whither HE in Anglophone studies?
Articles will be subject to a blind peer reviewing process and must not be under consideration for any other publications. Please refer to the author submission guidelines on the American, British and Canadian Studies websites, http://abcjournal.eu and https://sciendo.com/journal/ABCSJ. Complete manuscripts, of up to a maximum of 8500 words including bibliography, are requested by 10 June 2024 for publication in December 2024. Please include a biographical note of up to 150 words, accompanied by an abstract (200 words) and a list of 7-10 key words/ concepts. Enquiries and submissions are to be directed to Dr Adriana Neagu, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj, email@example.com, and copied to firstname.lastname@example.org. Authors will be notified within three months of the closing date.
Guidelines for Contributors
American, British and Canadian Studies seeks quality submissions of work in the entire spectrum of the humanities. The review process is blind: articles are sent out to subject specialists for reviewing anonymously and we leave it up to the reviewers to choose whether or not to reveal themselves to you. Decisions on articles submitted are normally made within three months. You are strongly encouraged to submit exciting and broad-ranging original articles that have not been published elsewhere, nor are currently under review in any other refereed journal. We regret we are unable to accept multiple submissions. You may submit papers that have been presented in conferences only if the papers have been thoroughly revised or extended to engage a theme that fits the ABC Studies profile.
A chief objective of the journal is to minimise the time for paper processing and to expedite printing; therefore, electronic submission of papers in final form is strongly recommended. Please email your contribution to email@example.com before the closing date.
The word limit for scholarly articles is 8500 words.
The word limit for creative pieces is 3000 words.
The word limit for reviews is 1000 words.
The first page of the manuscript should carry the title, author’s name, institutional affiliation, a 150-word biographical note for our Notes on Contributors, along with contact information. The article/piece must include a 200-word abstract, and 7-10 key words/concepts, and must conform to MLA referencing (9th Edition).
For detailed instructions for preparing your contribution and a sense of format, topics of interest to us and targeted audience, you may wish to consult the journal’s previous issues and style files at http://abcjournal.eu/and https://sciendo.com/journal/ABCSJ. Only articles styled in compliance with the 9th edition of the MLA Handbook and our Submission Guidelines posted on the journal websites will be considered. Please email us if you have any queries. Questions about content should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadlines for Submissions: American, British and Canadian Studies is published biannually in June and December. The deadlines for submission of contributions are typically 1 February for the summer edition (expected publication: 15 June) and 1 August for the winter edition (expected publication: 15 December), but may differ for special issues.
Suggestions for special issues are welcome. To propose a special issue, a two-page proposal should be submitted to Adriana Neagu, Associate Editor, containing the following information: title; purpose; scope; a list of prospective contributors; time-table (submission and review deadlines, intended publication date); and guest editor’s address, phone, fax, and e-mail address.
Once approved, the guest editor will be fully responsible for commissioning/ advertising, selecting and copy-editing the articles to be included in that issue, as well as for writing the editorial, and should follow the normal review procedure of this journal. Simple proposals of theme(s) without guest-editing commitment are also welcome and will be given due consideration. Please attach these to your contributions and email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.