Call for Papers

Jems 3, 2014 - Call for Papers

We are now inviting contributions for volume 3 of the Journal to be released online in March 2014. The issue, jointly edited by Gabriella Del Lungo and Donatella Pallotti and entitled Letter Writing in Early Modern Culture1500-1750, aims to bring together scholars, from a wide disciplinary spectrum, working on the linguistic, literary, historical and more broadly cultural features of correspondence, in order to assess and discuss the points of convergence and divergence between the writing practices in different countries and contexts.

Increasing scholarly attention has recently been paid to letter writing in different periods from various angles. Yet we feel that not enough attention has been paid, in the period 1500-1750, to such issues as correspondence as multifunctional interaction between real people, the construction of the epistolary/discursive identities of the addressees of letters, gender differences in conveying information or in attaining the persuasive goals of letters. We also invite you to focus on differences in letter types, the role played by letters in self-conscious image building, social networking, knowledge distribution, as well as on methodological issues.

Main deadlines:
- end of September 2012: adhere to project and send working title to Gabriella Del Lungo (gabriella.dellungo@alice.it) and Donatella Pallotti (donatella.pallotti@unifi.it).
- end of January 2013: finalize paper for submission to referees. Articles must comply with the editorial norms and must not exceed 12000 words, including endnotes and bibliography.

All articles are published in English. Please be so kind as to have your paper revised by a native speaker.

 

JEMS 4, 2015 - Call for Papers

We are now inviting contributions for volume 4 of the Journal, to be released online in March 2015. Jointly edited by William C. Carroll (Boston University) and Jeanne Clegg (Università Ca' Foscari, Venice), JEMS 4, entitled Service and Servants in Early Modern Culture, 1500-1750, aims to bring together scholars from across a wide disciplinary spectrum to inquire into differences and similarities, continuities and changes in the ethics, representation and practice of service and servitude in different countries and contexts. The issue will be open to contributions on oral and visual forms of cultural expression as well as textual, and we invite studies of emerging voices and works intended for and by, as well as about, servants and service. Contributions addressing issues of class, gender, and ethnic/national representations are particularly encouraged.

Main deadlines:
- 1st October 2013: adhere to project and send working title and short abstract to William Carroll (wcarroll@bu.edu) and Jeanne Clegg (jfclegg@unive.it).
- 31st January 2014: finalize paper for submission to referees. Articles must comply with the editorial norms and must not exceed 12,000 words, including endnotes and bibliography.

All articles are published in English. Please be so kind as to have your paper revised by a native speaker.



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