Aphra Behn Online: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts 1640-1830
The Aphra Behn Online: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts 1640-1830 is an online, annual publication which serves as a forum for interactive scholarly discussion on all aspects of women in the arts between 1660-1830, including literature, visual arts, music, performance art, film criticism, and production arts. The journal features peer-reviewed articles encompassing subjects on a global range and is intended for scholars and students. The online format will be comprised of four divisions: Scholarship (3-4 essays); Pedagogy (3-4 essays); New Media Applications/ Women on the Web (1-2 essays); and Reviews (4-5 essays). While the publication is open-access, it is associated with the Aphra Behn Society and its biannual conference. The journal, hosted by the University of South Florida, will make use of the Digital Humanities to ensure that all visual and auditory aspects of the paper can be easily accessed by the readership.
The editors invite submissions for the inaugural edition of this online annual to go live in January 2011. Submissions will be considered in four categories: scholarly articles, articles on pedagogy, book reviews and essays on new media/women on the web. In all areas, work should be related to women in arts between 1660-1830, including literature, visual arts, music, performance art, film criticism, and production arts. While Aphra Behn is our guiding figure, the journal encourages submissions on all women in the arts from all areas of the globe during this era.
In recognition of the landmark publication of the Johns Hopkins Press anthology, British Women Poets of the Long Eighteenth Century, edited by Paula Backscheider and Catherine Ingrassia, we would like to highlight women’s poetry for our first edition, and so articles, essays and reviews on women’s poetry from 1660-1830 are especially welcome.
General guidelines: submissions should be in electronic form, using MS Word or RTF formatting (unless otherwise noted). Text submissions should be 5,000 to 8,000 words in length (depending on section) and must be formatted according to the most recent edition of the Modern Language Association Style Manual. Specific guidelines for each section can be found on the website: http://www.aphrabehn.org/aphraonline/.
Because Aphra Behn Online is committed to community and interaction, names of the writers submitting work to the journal are withheld, but members of the editorial review board sign their reviews of all submissions. Responses to submitted work will be returned to the author within approximately ninety days of receipt of the work.
DEADLINE: October 30, 2010.
Please see http://www.aphrabehn.org/aphraonline/ for more specific information about the journal and submission guidelines!