The Review of English and American Literature: Special Issue on Mapping Care

deadline for submissions: 
January 10, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
The English and American Literature Association (EALA), Taiwan
contact email: 

The Review of English and American Literature

Call for Papers

Special Issue: Mapping Care

Deadline for Submissions: Jan. 10, 2024


Care, as human response to devastation and oftentimes belated recognition of transindividual bonds, concerns itself with the work of repair and transformation. In Anglo-American and Anglophone literature, we have seen various scenarios of unexpected and laborious caregiving in the aftermath of catastrophic events, be they caused by natural calamities, man-made hazards, or disquietingly beyond. Care serves as a pivotal site for embedded analysis of various societies in the past, present, and future.

On October 14, 2023, the English and American Literature Association (EALA) in Taiwan and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at National Cheng Kung University will host an international conference on “Mapping Care,” with the aim of navigating the dynamic formation of contingent communities, border-crossing dialogues, and unforeseen circumstances of crisis and dilemmas regarding care that prompt emergent strategies and ethical imagination. This special issue invites scholars (including the conference presenters) to contribute papers that examine acts of caring represented in Anglo-American and Anglophone literature. Currently indexed in Taiwan Humanities Citation Index (First Tier), REAL accepts manuscripts written in either Chinese or English.


*  Please submit the manuscript online at submission, or email it to The manuscript should be in Word format and well paged, include a Chinese and an English title, a Chinese abstract (350 to 400 words), an English abstract (200 to 250 words) as well as Chinese and English keywords (3 to 5 items). A cover letter should be attached, stating the author’s Chinese and English name, name and the address of his or her affiliation, as well as the corresponding contact information, address, email, and phone/ fax number.

*  A submission in Chinese should be no more than 20,000 words. A submission in English should be between 6,000 and 12,000 words (including works cited and footnotes). The paper should follow the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. All submitted papers will go through double-blind review process. There must be no indication of personal identity or other related information. If the paper contains any copyrighted material (such as photos or pictures), the author is solely responsible for obtaining written permission for the material.

*  The same manuscript should not be submitted to more than one journal; papers having been published elsewhere shall not be submitted. A paper which has been published previously in another language will not be accepted even if it is translated into Chinese. REAL will consider submissions containing material that has formed part of an unpublished PhD or other academic thesis, but the author should check relevant policies regarding graduation requirements or applications for promotion and MOST grants.

*  Prior to submission, read “Publication Ethics” on our website. Violations of the journal policies and any contraventions of academic integrity will result in either rejections or restrictions of future publication with the REAL.

*  The author will not receive payment for a published paper. Two copies of the issue in which the paper appears will be provided to the author upon publication. Papers published in the REAL will be included in digital databases constructed by companies in collaboration with EALA. These databases are for academic purposes only.