Call for papers, Issue #2
Angles and limes: Examining and challenging research in Anglo-American studies
The second issue of Angles, the new online journal published by the SAES, will aim at examining “angles and limes” in Anglo-American studies. ‘Angle’ refers to the point of view from which a subject can be approached and analyzed. ‘Limes’ (from the Latin limen, i.e. threshold) originally refers to a boundary, especially the fortified border or frontier of a country.
The purpose of this particular issue is to gather articles focusing both on the specific angles of each discipline and their limits, and on the instances when borders are crossed and limits are passed—must be passed—to further research. Scholars from all disciplines are invited to submit proposals developing and clarifying their own practices as regards limits and angles.
When examining these two terms, the following questions come to mind—but these are by no means exclusive of others that could be raised from actual personal critical practices:
The publishers welcome all manner of theoretical inquiry into these fields, but are looking specifically for contributions that will combine theoretical questions with concrete examples drawn from actual research. The editors are also looking for critical self-examination, uncompromising self-analysis—including of failures—and even iconoclastic contributions, provided they are grounded on practice and not simply on programmatic statements.
Scholars from all disciplines are invited to submit 500-word proposals addressing these or other topics. In addition to traditional academic articles, Angles accepts scholarly contributions addressing the topic partly, or wholly, in non-traditional forms (documentary film, short story, comic book, manifesto, pamphlet…). Angles also encourages proposals meeting high standards of scholarship from academics wishing to experiment with different disciplinary perspectives.
Additional, off-topic articles submitted to the same double-blind peer-review process will be published in a separate section of the issue. These off-topic articles may also respond to articles previously published in Angles.
All submitted articles are subject to a double-blind review process.
The editors encourage submissions from both graduate students and established researchers in the field. Submitted papers should not have been previously published, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
For further information, please contact the guest editor: Pascale Antolin, firstname.lastname@example.org
A complete stylesheet and other details can be found online on the journal’s website.