CFP: Special Issue of Women’s Writing on Ann Radcliffe

Posted by Matt Foley on June 24, 2013 in Blog tagged with ,

Women’s Writing (Taylor & Francis)

Special issue on Ann Radcliffe

Call for Papers


This special issue on Ann Radcliffe invites consideration of any aspect of her work which explores the gender implications of her diverse range of writings. 2014 sees the 250th anniversary of Radcliffe’s birth – an event which will be marked by a major international conference on Radcliffe held at the University of Sheffield. This special issue will also mark that anniversary.

Radcliffe is conventionally regarded as a central figure in the Female Gothic tradition and we would welcome articles which may challenge this view by exploring the influence of her contemporaries (on either Radcliffe or the Female Gothic). Submissions are welcome on any other aspects of her work and articles which focus on her poetry, criticism, or travel writing (and how they relate to her contemporaries) would be particularly welcome.

Additional topics may include but are not limited to:

The sublime.

  • Gothic aesthetics.
  • Politics.
  • Bodies.
  • National identity.
  • The landscape/Ecocriticism.
  • Ghosts.

Submission Guidelines.

Please submit papers for consideration between 4000-7000 words to Dr Andrew Smith (University of Sheffield) at Andrew.Smith1@Sheffield.ac.uk and Mark Bennett (University of Sheffield) at mark.bennett@sheffield.ac.uk by December 15th 2014.

Contributors should follow the journal’s house style details of which are to be found on the Women’s Writing web site. This is the new MLA. Please note that instead of footnotes, we use endnotes with NO bibliography. All bibliographical information is included in the endnotes. For example, we require place of publication, publisher and date of publication in brackets after a book is cited for the first time. Please also include an abstract, a brief biographical blurb (approximately 100 words), and a key of 6 words suitable for indexing and abstracting services.

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