ELN Guide to Submissions
Beginning with its first issue of 2006, “Literary History and the Religious Turn,” English Language Notes has switched to a special-issue format, to be edited in turn by a member of the editorial collective. We will no longer be accepting unsolicited manuscripts, except in response to Calls for Papers for particular issues which are posted to the UPENN and H-Net listserves and our website. Please do not submit material already published or under consideration elsewhere. All accepted articles and reviews are subject to proofreading and/or editing for length. ELN reserves the right to reject any article or review.
Submissions sent in response to our CFPs should use the stylistic conventions set forth in the Chicago Manual of Style. All bibliographic information should be embedded in Chicago-style endnotes. We DO NOT use the Works Cited and parenthetical reference format. Punctuation and spelling should follow American usage. Everything in the manuscript, including blocked quotations and notes, should be double-spaced and in 12-point Times New Roman font. Please use italics for all titles and use Arabic numerals to designate your endnotes.
All articles should be sent in hard copy and on a CD. No e-mail submissions are accepted. ELN does not pay for articles. Authors will receive a copy of the issue in which their work appears.
For general questions about submissions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACTIVE SUBMISSION CALLS:
ELN 51.1 (Spring/Summer 2013) “After Critique”
The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2013
Contact email: email@example.com
What is the state of critique? Is the nature of critique changing? Has critique become untenable in an era when ideological critique, cultural studies, etc. seem to have reached an impasse? What alternatives to critique are emerging? Why? What are the implications of such developments for the discipline of literary study and for its relation to other disciplines?
This issue of ELN proposes to assess the current status of critique as a practice central to literary scholarship and to gauge challenges to its hegemony as the dominant mode of conducting inquiry and justifying what we do. This call for papers responds to a wide range of developments in the intellectual landscape that signal an interest in moving beyond, reorganizing, resituating literary scholarship vis-à-vis critique, revising critique’s largely enlightenment epistemology, or pluralizing options for undertaking work in the discipline. To name only a few of the research agendas that implicitly or explicitly reject or rethink critique, we have in mind the interest in: modes of reparative reading (Sedgwick); speculative realism and object oriented ontologies (Latour, Serres, Meillassoux, Harman); vitalist materialism (Bennet); reflexive sociologies of justification and critique (Thévenot and Boltanski); a rethought phenomenology and affect studies (Ahmed, Stewart, among many others); as well as the emergence of new objects of inquiry, such as digital humanities, or the revitalization of older types of scholarship, such as book history, that do not necessarily or inherently organize their work around critique. In light of these varied developments, this issue of ELN would ask if in fact critique has run out of steam (as Bruno Latour has famously claimed) by way of attempting to gauge changes in how literary scholars understand, formulate, conduct and legitimize scholarly activity.
We invite contributions from scholars working across a wide range of literary studies to weigh in on the contemporary status of critique. Submissions may describe the models of critique informing their own work, address how their research is guided by principles that redefine or strive to move beyond critique as traditionally conceived, perform a reimagined critique, or advance some kind of alternative to critique. We welcome essays, brief statements or position papers, round-table discussions on particular sub-topics, and reviews of recent books relevant to the issue’s theme. Essays will be reviewed by external readers.
Please send double-spaced, 12-point font contributions adhering to the Chicago-style endnote citation format in hard copy and email .pdf to the address below:
Special Issue Editor, “After Critique”
English Language Notes
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0226
Specific inquiries may be addressed to either of the issue editors, David Glimp, David.Glimp@Colorado.edu, or Russ Castronovo, firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2013.