Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture
Papers presented at this conference are eligible for submission to
Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, an interdisciplinary journal
published annually for the American Society for Eighteenth-Century
Studies (ASECS) by the Johns Hopkins University Press. SECC publishes
revised versions of papers read at national and regional conferences
of ASECS and its affiliate societies. Now
digitized as part of Project Muse, SECC is included in the membership
fees of Sponsors and Patrons of ASECS.
The editors encourage theoretically
informed, academically rigorous essays that reflect new directions
for research in the field of eighteenth-century culture, including
literature, history, art history, theater and performance studies,
music, ethnic studies, transnational studies, women's and gender
studies, etc. Essays from previously under-represented disciplines
are particularly welcome.
In addition to our usual practice of publishing individual papers, the
SECC editors invite panel chairs and/or participants to submit panels
of 3-4 papers (in the case of double or triple sessions on the same topic,
these can be selected from different sessions). The papers should be
revised into 5000-word essays, and prefaced by a short introduction,
situating the topic in the profession. The editors think that publishing at
least one panel will help SECC to highlight new directions in eighteenth-century
studies and give the journal some of the excitement of our
conferences. If you are a session chair interested in pursuing this option, please contact the editors soon after your conference or other public event has concluded in order to confirm that your cluster is of an appropriate scope and to determine the best length for the individual contributions.
Please send all inquiries and submissions to David Brewer (email@example.com) and Crystal Lake (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Guidelines for Submission: conference papers presented at regional
and national meetings of ASECS and its affiliate societies between
JULY 1 and JUNE 30 are eligible. Papers should be
substantially revised from their conference version and follow the 17th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style
for annotation. Single essay submissions should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words in length, including notes, although we will consider substantively revised contributions of other lengths. Papers that are part of panels usually cap at 5000 words. Submissions will be evaluated through blind peer review. Authors are therefore asked to avoid identifying themselves, and references to one’s own scholarship should be made in the third person.
The editors of SECC
cannot consider papers already submitted to other journals.
The deadline for submission is AUGUST 15.