Friday, October 29, 2010

Call for Editors Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal
The Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies at the University of Maryland, original publishers of Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, officially closed July 23, 2010 due to budget cuts. The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) at Arizona State University will take over the publication of the journal as well as its entire management, including the Managing Editor position. It will also continue the production, design, and distribution work they have provided since 2007. Several Arizona faculty have also agreed to serve on the Editorial Board.
The founding editors—Jane Donawerth and Adele Seeff of the University of Maryland and Diane Wolfthal of Rice University—and the Director of ACMRS—Robert E. Bjork—are seeking an editorial team of two or three editors in different fields of early modern women’s or gender studies to preserve the interdisciplinary character of EMWJ. Proposals should therefore come from a pair or team of potential editors.
The team of editors would be responsible for reviewing submissions, choosing outside readers, offering editorial suggestions, assembling and sending suggestions from editors and readers to authors, sending essays to the Editorial Board for votes, inviting some submissions, overseeing the choice of the annual Forum topic, sending finished revisions to ACMRS for copy-editing, meeting annually with the EMWJ Editorial Board and reporting to the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference or the Attending to Women Symposium, and other tasks related to the pre-publication phase of a scholarly journal.
Editors will be expected to deliver the final edited copy of each issue to ACMRS by July 1, in time for an October publication date. Editors should expect an average of six hours of pro bono work each week year-round, with fluctuations over the course of the year.
All managing and editing responsibilities will be handled by ACMRS: subscription records and bookkeeping, logging submissions and reviews, receiving and mailing books for reviews, advertisements, copy-editing, typesetting, final proofreading, printing, etc.
The ideal proposal will come from a team of editors who are specialists in early modern women’s or gender studies and whose disciplines balance literature and history (or art history or music, etc.). The editorial team should have strong support from a Chair, Dean, or Provost. Ideal candidates will hold a Ph. D. in the humanities and have a strong sense of the scholarly traditions of gender and early modern studies and its future.
Preferably, new editors would begin the transition during the winter of 2011 and would take over formally by June 30, 2011. Some flexibility is possible. The current editors will be available for advice and support to ease the transition.
Please send a statement describing your interest and qualifications to:
Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal
0139 Taliaferro Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Electronic submissions also are welcomed at
Applications should include:
1. Statement of interest
2. Current CVs for all editors
3. Signed letter of support from a Chair, Dean, or Provost (support might include financial support, travel funds, a staff person, graduate assistant, or work-study student, etc.)
4. Indication of possible start date, preferably before June 30, 2011.
Editing experience is desirable but not required. A commitment to the field of Early Modern Women and Gender Studies and to collaborative scholarship is essential.
DEADLINE for application: December 1, 2010
For more information about the Journal please see,, or contact the journal at