Special Issue of William James Studies:
“New Directions in William James and Literary Studies”
The William James Society and its peer-reviewed journal William James Studies invite abstract submissions from literary scholars with diverse interests and approaches to the life and work of William James for a special issue of the journal, “New Directions in William James and Literary Studies.”
Abstract paper proposals up to 300 words are due by August 15th. All submissions will conform to a strict timetable for publication for the May 2017 issue of William James Studies (for more see details below). Please submit abstracts or direct queries to both Dr. Todd Barosky (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Justin Rogers-Cooper (email@example.com) by August 15, 2016.
We welcome submissions that examine James and his relationship to literature, broadly conceived, including those with interdisciplinary perspectives with possible orientations toward history and/or American studies. Papers might examine any number of the following:
- James and the theory and practice of literary interpretation, both in his own time and in ours;
- James and his relationship to modernism, realism, and other literary genres;
- James and nineteenth and/or early-twentieth century aesthetic movements;
- James’ philosophies of psychology, pragmatism, religion and literary authors/texts;
- James and contemporary interpretive contexts, including critical race and ethnic studies, queer theories, new materialisms, and periodical/archival studies;
Authors should submit 300-word abstracts that outline a clear argument, identify relevant texts by James and others, and place their paper within a contemporary scholarly framework or conversation. Please note the following time-table for publication:
- September 30: All authors notified of acceptance or rejection. Accepted authors affirm the publication time-table.
- December 15: Authors submit roughly 3,000-5,000 word article in Chicago Style (16th edition).
- January 15: All editorial feedback and suggestions for revision go back to authors.
- Feb 15: Revised papers submitted for copy-editing.
- March 1: Copy-editing and final revisions for publication.
- May 15: Special Issue of William James Studies available for public.