I am pleased to announce the launch of Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621), a new refereed annual journal published by the Department of English at the University of Leicester.
The first issue includes scholarly essays on theories of realism, war writing, Renaissance university drama, V.S. Naipaul and the role of the unconscious in the writing process. There are also reviews and review essays of recent academic books by Peter Haidu, Angelique Richardson, Lawrence Frank, Carlos Hiraldo and others.
Our aim is to provide a forum for exciting and high-quality work by early career researchers. We especially welcome submissions, therefore, from lecturers, assistant or associate professors, senior graduate students, or post-doctoral researchers or teachers.
Our approach is open and inclusive, and definition of ‘literary studies’ is broad. We encourage work that considers any literary period, and deploys the whole range of critical strategies used in the discipline today, from traditional close readings, to historically-grounded scholarship and cutting-edge theoretical or interdisciplinary analyses.
For publication in the second issue in late 2007 we now invite: scholarly essays (2,000–5,000 words), reviews or review essays of recent publications, short articles on research or pedagogical-related themes, thought and opinion pieces. All typescript should be double-spaced, MLA referenced, sent on disk saved as a Word document and accompanied by two hard copies of the text.
The submissions deadline for Issue 2 is 5th January 2007
Submissions may also be considered during January, but only after prior arrangement with the editor. Please contact the editor with an abstract or proposal if you wish to submit but have concerns about being unable to make the deadline.
Contributions should be sent to:
Editor, Peer English
Department of English
University of Leicester
Leicester, LE1 7RH
A full style sheet of submission guidelines is available by email and should be requested before submitting final copy.
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