Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture
Papers given at this conference are eligible for submission to
Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, an interdisciplinary journal
published annually for the American Society for Eighteenth-Century
Studies (ASECS) by the Johns Hopkins University Press. SECC publishes
revised versions of papers read at national and regional conferences
of ASECS and its affiliate societies. Now
digitized as part of Project Muse, SECC is included in the membership
fees of Sponsors and Patrons of ASECS.
The editors encourage theoretically
informed, academically rigorous essays that reflect new directions
for research in the field of eighteenth-century culture, including
literature, history, art history, theater and performance studies,
music, ethnic studies, transnational studies, women's and gender
studies, etc. Essays from previously under-represented disciplines
are particularly welcome.
In addition to our usual practice of publishing individual papers, the
SECC editors invite panel chairs and/or participants to submit panels
of 3-4 papers (in the case of double or triple sessions on the same topic,
these can be selected from different sessions). The papers should be
revised into 5000-word essays, and prefaced by a short introduction,
situating the topic in the profession. The editors think that publishing at
least one panel will help SECC to highlight new directions in 18C
studies and give the journal some of the excitement of our
conferences. Those interested are encouraged to send a proposal to
Professor Eve Tavor Bannet at firstname.lastname@example.org, including short
abstracts of the suggested papers in advance of asking participants to revise
papers--but please ensure that they are willing to revise them first.
Guidelines for Submission: conference papers presented at regional
and national meetings of ASECS and its affiliate societies between
JULY 1 and JUNE 30 are eligible. Papers should be
substantially revised from their conference version and use the
Chicago Manual of Style for annotation. Submissions are normally
written in English but may include other commonly-used modern
European languages, and typically average 20 double-spaced pages in
length. Papers that are part of panels cap at 5000 words.
Contributions will be judged according to the highest standards of
scholarship by blind review. Authors are thus asked to avoid
identifying themselves throughout (any reference to one's own
scholarship should be made in the third person). The editors of SECC
cannot consider papers already submitted to other journals.
The deadline for submission is August 18.