Calls for Papers

Kris Swank

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[ONGOING]: The Year's Work in Medievalism is a peer-reviewed open access journal providing codisciplinary communication for scholars interested in the reception of medieval culture in post-medieval times. The journal is published under the auspices of the International Society for the Study of Medievalism. Contributions, usually between 3,000 and 4,000 words in length, will be accepted on a year-round basis. (Essay lengths are the same size as the average Signum semester research paper... maybe one of yours would fit here.)

https://sites.google.com/…/theyearsworkinmedievalism/contact
 
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Kris Swank

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[ONGOING]: The Bulletin of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies is an open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal focused on all aspects of the Robin Hood tradition. The editors particularly welcome essays in the following areas: formal literary explication, manuscript and early printed book investigations, historical inquiries, new media examinations, and theory or cultural studies approaches.

http://bulletin.iarhs.org/index.php/IARHSBulletin
 
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Brenton Dickieson

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[ONGOING]: The Lamp-Post of the Southern California C.S. Lewis Society
The Southern California C.S. Lewis Society brings together scholars, students, and others who share a passionate interest in C.S. Lewis and his writings. In the past, the society’s journal has maintained a strong scholarly tone while appealing to the interests of those outside the academy who are interested and inspired by the ction and nonfiction of C.S. Lewis. After a brief hiatus, the society’s esteemed journal The Lamp-Post is returning to publication. We are specifically seeking essays on C.S. Lewis, but essays on Lewis’s circle, e.g.. the Inklings and other influences will also be considered.

See full CFP here: https://www.academia.edu/15690057/Call_for_Papers_The_Lamp-Post_of_The_Southern_California_C.S._Lewis_Society
 
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Kris Swank

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[ONGOING]: Speaking of The Heroic Age, they also seek relevant submissions: http://www.heroicage.org/callforpapers.php

The Heroic Age is a fully peer-reviewed academic journal focusing on Northwestern Europe during the early medieval period (from the early 4th through 13th centuries). We seek to foster dialogue between all scholars of this period across ethnic and disciplinary boundaries, including—but not limited to—history, archaeology, and literature pertaining to the period.

The Heroic Age publishes issues within the broad context of Early Medieval Northwestern Europe. Each issue has a "general" section and a "themed" section. Please consult the Call for Papers for information about upcoming themed sections. For any questions about the suitability of topics, please contact Larry Swain, Editor-in-Chief <haediting[at]yahoo.com>
 
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Kris Swank

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[ONGOING]: Mythprint: Quarterly Bulletin of the Mythopoeic Society with Book Reviews, Short Articles, Event Information, and More!

Reviews of mythopoeic media, discussion group reports, news items, letters, art work, notes or short articles, and other submissions for Mythprint are always welcome.

"We are always looking for reviews, but we also publish letters to the editor or society, short articles and notes on Inklings topics, art, meeting discussion reports, and more!"

Email: [email protected]
 
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Kris Swank

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[ONGOING]: Mallorn: The Journal of the Tolkien Society is looking for submissions of articles and notes about the works and life of J.R.R. Tolkien.

The journal, published regularly since 1970, has a readership numbering in the thousands and routinely publishes artwork from Tolkien artists, articles from Tolkien scholars, and reviews of the latest scholarly books.
The journal seeks to publish a wide range of topics and perspectives from scholars. Submissions could cover (but are not limited to):

• Applications of critical theory to Tolkien’s work or adaptations of it
• New or under-reported biographical information about Tolkien
• Interdisciplinary studies of Tolkien’s work or adaptations of it
• Studies of source material or influences on the writer

Mallorn accepts submissions at any time.
Guidelines for submissions can be found on our website: www.tolkiensociety.org/society/publications/mallorn/
Additional questions can be sent to the editor.
 
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Kris Swank

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[ONGOING]: Fantastika Journal welcomes essay submissions throughout the year regardless of theme or topic as long as the content is relevant to Fantastika in some manner or form. Articles will undergo a two-step review process - all submissions will first be reviewed by the editorial board and if deemed appropriate to the journal will then proceed to double blind-peer review. Accepted submissions will be published in our next upcoming general issue.

Please refer to our guidelines to ensure that your article adheres to our house style and formatting guidelines before submission. We also accept general fiction and non-fiction reviews as well as conference reports. https://fantastikajournal.com/cfp/

The journal also seeks academic book reviewers. Email your research specialty/credentials to [email protected] if interested

Articles can be submitted by emailing [email protected]
 

Kris Swank

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[ONGOING] Mapping the Impossible
A new open-access peer-reviewed student journal on fantasy and the fantastic and published by the Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic at the University of Glasgow is now accepting submissions!

Our first issue, to be published in October 2021, will be a special issue following the theme of year’s Glasgow International Fantasy Conversations event – Beyond the Anglocentric Fantastic. All presenters from the conference, and anyone with a paper that matches the theme are invited to submit their papers up until May 31st.

Our second issue, to be published in March 2022, will be a general issue.

Mapping the Impossible operates with a rolling submissions window, meaning that we are always open to submissions for our general issues. If you would like to submit a paper, please first consult About This Journal, Information for Authors, our policies on Plagiarism and Copyright, and our Style Guide. Then, follow the instructions below.

Submitting a Paper
Mapping the Impossible exclusively accepts academic papers between 3000 and 5000 words in length, including references but excluding bibliographies. Along with your paper, we ask you to submit a 300-500 word long abstract, and a 100 word long biography. Please attach these to an email as seperate Word documents, each clearly labelled with your name. For instance: TerryPratchettSubmission.docx, TerryPratchettAbstract.docx, TerryPratchettBiography.docx

Please note that we ask for your paper to conform to the Mapping the Impossible Style Guide when you submit it. Your paper should also be anonymised as far as possible when you submit it (except for the file name!), as per our double blind review policy.

When you’re ready to submit, send your email to [email protected] with the subject line “Submission – [your name][date of submission]” You will receive a confirmation email within seven days, to say that we have received your submission.

The board meets at least once a month to discuss submissions, and you should expect to hear back from us within five weeks.

Authors must be current students (undergraduate or graduate) or within one year of graduation when they submit their abstract.

https://fantasy-research.gla.ac.uk/index.php/submissions/
 

Kris Swank

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[ONGOING] An Unexpected Journal, a pop-academic periodical with print and online circulation averaging over 3,000 readers
per issue, seeks to demonstrate the truth of Christianity through both reason and the imagination to engage the
culture from a Christian worldview. AUJ is currently open to submissions of original articles and book reviews for all
2022 issues (early submissions strongly encouraged!).

See attached file for issue topics and deadlines.
 

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Kris Swank

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[ONGOING] UKL: The Journal of Ursula K. Le Guin Studies is a peer-reviewed, annual publication focused on the work of Ursula K. Le Guin and scholarship on that work. The primary goal of the journal is to provide a space where a diverse range of Le Guin-related scholarship can be encouraged and sustained.

The journal aims to publish its first issue in 2023. See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.
Submissions for Volume I are being accepted through January 15th, 2023.
For more information:
2023 Call for Submissions
https://scholarworks.uni.edu/ukl/
 

Kris Swank

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CFP for Journal of Tolkien Research: a special issue on "Tolkien's Animals" growing out of our successful "Tolkien & the Medieval Animal" session at Kalamazoo's International Congress on Medieval Studies. This special issue seeks articles from a variety of theoretical perspectives, addressing a wide range of animals, and not necessarily connected with medieval conceptions. See attached PDF for more information.

Article draft deadline January 23, 2023.
 

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Kris Swank

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CALL FOR PAPERS:
Online Midwinter Seminar 2023 - Fantasy Goes to Hell: Depictions of Hell in Modern Fantasy Texts


January 27-28, 2023
Friday evening, Saturday all day
Via Zoom and Discord

The CFP deadline is November 15, 2022.
The Mythopoeic Society invites paper submissions for an online conference that focuses on the various depictions of the concept of hell in modern fantasy works.

Papers from a variety of critical perspectives and disciplines are welcome. We are interested in ANY form of media — text, graphic novels, television, movies, music and music videos, games — as long as it can be described as fantasy and includes a hell or its denizens.
Some texts to consider:

Each paper will receive a 50-minute slot to allow time for questions, but individual papers should be timed for oral presentation in 40 minutes maximum. Two or three presenters who wish to present short, related papers may also share a one-hour slot. Participants are encouraged to submit papers chosen for presentation at the conference to the special issue of Mythlore devoted to this theme. All papers should conform to the MLA Style Manual current edition.

Proposals should be approximately 200 words in length and should be sent to both co-chairs: [email protected] and [email protected].

More information can be found on the OMS event page
 

Kris Swank

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Tolkien Studies Area at the Popular Culture Association Annual Conference

The PCA will be meeting in San Antonio,TX, April 2023

Deadline for Paper Proposals, December 20, 2022.


Academics, independent scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students who would like to join the throng are invited to submit proposals to the TSA for individual papers, paper sessions, or roundtables.

Welcome proposals in any area of Tolkien studies including, but not limited to, the topics listed below. All PCA sessions are scheduled in 1.5-hour slots. Paper sessions consist of four presenters, each speaking for fifteen minutes, followed by a group Q&A.

Roundtables are informal interactive discussions between five to seven participants and the audience. A roundtable focuses on a timely topic and are designed to raise questions and brainstorm for future scholarship. For the 2023 conference, the most timely topic is the Amazon Rings of Power adaptation and its reception. If you are interested in participating in a roundtable on the series in 2023, please email [email protected].

For individual paper proposals, please submit contact information (name, institutional affiliation if any, e-mail address, and telephone number), your presentation’s title, and a 300-word proposal describing your topic, chosen theory and method, and proposed argument and its relevance to current scholarship.

For a paper session proposal, please submit your contact information, all the presenters’ contact information, and a 100-300 word proposal for the session. All participants for your proposed paper session or roundtable must register for the conference and submit their individual proposals through the PCA database so they can be added to the paper session.

If you wish to organize a roundtable, please contact me directly at [email protected]. Only Area Chairs or PCA Admins can enter roundtables into the PCA database. Please note that the TSA can schedule only two roundtables; however, there are no limits on the number of paper sessions we can present!

Welcome scholars in all period specializations, from all disciplines, using any critical theory. We encourage interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary as well as collaborative work. Tolkien studies includes, but is not limited to, the Legendarium; all adaptations and transformative works; reader reception and fan studies; source studies; literary studies; cultural studies; critical race studies; feminist, gender and queer studies; medieval and medievalist studies, media and marketing, religious studies, and tourism studies.

For more information: https://pcaaca.org/area/tolkien-studies
 
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