Volume 5: Call for Papers – ‘Representations and Recollections of Empire’

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VOLUME 5: CALL FOR PAPERS
‘Representations and
Recollections of Empire’

Cerae invites essay submissions on the theme of ‘Representations and Recollections of
Empire’. In its broadest sense, empire as a term is used to describe a state or cluster of
lands and states ruled by a monarch or emperor. With its implications of wide and far
reaching dominion, empire as a concept also lends itself to a broad range of subject
areas that may consider a number of cultural groups and historical periods, concepts of
power and dominance, influence and control. Topics may include but are not limited to:

• representations of cultural legacy and achievement in claims to power
• studies in the visual, literary and material culture of empire
• the birth of Renaissance humanism with its focus on classical notions of civic duty
• religious appropriations of the imperial claim to political supremacy
• medieval romance and epic as genres innovating on classical styles and themes
• the imperialist legacy in early colonial propaganda.
As an interdisciplinary journal, Ceræ encourages submissions across the fields of art
history, literature, politics, intellectual history, social studies and beyond. Articles should
be approximately 5000-7000 words. Further details regarding submission and author
guidelines including the journal style sheet can be found online at:
http://openjournals.arts.uwa.edu.au/index.php/cerae/about/submissions.

Ceræ is delighted to offer two prizes each for Volume 5. The first prize, of $200 (AUD), will be awarded to the best article submitted by a graduate student, an is sponsored by the University of Western Australia Graduate Research School. This award may be given to either a themed or non-themed submission. The second prize, also of $200 (AUD), will be awarded to the best essay on the theme of ‘Representations and Recollections of Empire’ by a graduate student or early-career researcher.

DEADLINE FOR THEMED ARTICLES: 30th NOVEMBER 2017.
Non-themed articles are welcome at any point in the year.

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CFP Leeds IMC 2018 Panel ‘Memories of Empire’

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CALL FOR PAPERS

‘Memories of Empire’

INTERNATIONAL MEDIEVAL CONGRESS 2018, LEEDS

Cerae is sourcing submissions to participate in a panel focused on ‘Memories of Empire’ for the IMC Conference at the University of Leeds (2-5 July, 2018). The focus of our panel is on the ways in which individuals or collectives used, or were influenced by, recollections and remnants of the Roman Empire.

Medieval ideas about education and civic duty were heavily influenced by Roman authors, for example, while Roman ruins were continuously used in Medieval buildings. Medieval theologians constantly grappled with the legacy of their ancient pagan forebears, while poets and playwrights sought to establish authority and prestige by placing themselves in the classical tradition through emulation and imitation. In Medieval memories and imaginations, the Roman Empire served as not only a past point of reference, but as an aspirational destination. In our panel, we would like to explore the relationship between memory, imagination and destiny. Submissions might focus on – but are not limited to:

  • studies in the visual, literary and material culture of the Carolingian empire
  • the birth of Renaissance humanism with its focus on classical notions of civic duty
  • religious appropriations of the imperial claim to political supremacy
  • medieval romance and epic as genres innovating on classical styles and themes
  • the imperialist legacy in early colonial propaganda

Cerae is aiming to gather together panellists with varied disciplinary approaches, and submissions from scholars working in art history, literature, politics, intellectual history, social studies and beyond are encouraged.

Submissions by participants willing to write up their paper as an article for review and publication in 2018 as part of Cerae Volume 5 (of the same theme) will be prioritised. We can offer bursaries of $100 towards travel costs for postgraduates and ECRs travelling from Australia and New Zealand.

PLEASE SEND A 250-300 WORD ABSRACT ALONG WITH A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY/PUBLICATIONS LIST TO ceraejournal@gmail.com BY 31st AUGUST 2017.

2016 Call for Papers – “Influence and Appropriation”

Influence and Appropriation

CERAE: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is seeking contributions for its upcoming volume on the theme of “Influence and Appropriation”, to be published in 2017. We are, additionally, delighted to announce a prize of $200 for the best article published in this volume by a graduate student or early career researcher (details below).
Both individuals and entire cultural groups are influenced consciously and subconsciously as part of a receptive process, but they may actively respond to such influences by appropriating them for new purposes. Perhaps human beings cannot escape their influences, but think in terms of them regardless of whether they are taken as right or wrong, useful or otherwise. Such influences may have enduring effects on the lives of people and ideas, and may be co-opted for new social contexts to fit new purposes.
Contributors to this issue may consider some of the following areas:

  •     How writers adapt received ideas and novel conceptual frameworks or adapt to them
  •     How entire cultural groupings (national, vocational, socio-economic, religious, and so on) may be influenced by contact and exchange
  •     The mentorship and authority of ideas and people
  •     The use and abuse of old concepts for new polemics
  •     The shifting influence of canonical texts across time
  •     The way received ideas influence behaviours in specific situations
  •     How medieval and early modern ideas are reshaped for use in modern situations

 

These topics are intended as guides. Any potential contributors who are unsure about the suitability of their idea are encouraged to contact the journal’s editor (Keagan Brewer) at editorcerae@gmail.com.

The deadline for themed submissions is Friday 18th November, 2016. In addition to themed articles, however, we also welcome non-themed submissions, which can be made at any point throughout the year.

 

SUBMISSION DETAILS: 

Articles should be approximately 5000-7000 words. Further details regarding submission, including author guidelines and the journal’s style sheet, can be found online at http://openjournals.arts.uwa.edu.au/index.php/cerae/about/submissions.

 

PRIZES:

Cerae is delighted to announce a prize for the best article to be published in Volume 4 by a graduate student or early career researcher (defined as five years out from PhD completion), on the theme of ‘Influence and Appropriation’. Cerae is able to offer this prize thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. For a full list of organizations which have supported us in the past, see our list of sponsors. The journal reserves the right not to award a prize in any given year if no articles of sufficiently high standard are submitted.

 

ABOUT THE JOURNAL: 

Cerae is a peer-reviewed Australasian journal of medieval and early modern studies. Administered from the University of Western Australia, the journal is directed by a committee of Australian and international graduate students and early career researchers, united in our commitment to open-access publishing, the possibilities of the digital humanities, and to forging a strong community of medieval and early modern scholars in the region. Cerae accepts manuscripts from any discipline related to medieval and early modern studies, including submissions with accompanying audio-visual material. Previous issues of the journal can be viewed online at http://openjournals.arts.uwa.edu.au/index.php/cerae/issue/archive.

 

For further information, please contact editorcerae@gmail.com, or follow our blog at ceraejournal.com for news, updates and articles of general interest.

 

UPDATE: Extended Call for Papers

UPDATE: The Call for Papers for Volume 3 has been extended to Friday 4th of December! If you had something in the works but didn’t quite make the deadline, now’s your chance!


 

Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is excited to open its call for papers for Volume 3 (2016). Articles are welcome on any topic relating to Medieval and Early Modern studies, in any discipline.

In addition, Volume 3 will contain a themed section on the topic “Words, Signs, and Feelings”, to be interpreted in any way the author sees fit. Authors wishing to be considered for the themed section of Volume 3, or the prizes listed below, must submit their articles by 20 November 2015; however, non-themed articles will continue to be accepted throughout the year. Possible topics for the ‘Words, Signs and Feelings’ strand include, but are not limited to:

  • Representations and depictions of emotions and feelings in words, images, music, architecture and other expressive arts.
  • Emotional states prompted by and responsive to religious experiences
  • Manifestation of emotional states in physical symptoms and/or the diagnosis of disease
  • Affective responses to words, images or music by individuals or groups
  • Architecture and the affects of place
  • Literary theory and the reception of Medieval and Early Modern texts
  • Contemporary reception/adaption of Medieval and Early Modern thought, texts and ideas

Prizes

We are delighted to announce two prizes of $200 each to be awarded to articles published in Volume 3:

Best Essay Published in Volume 3
Thanks to the support of the University of Western Australia (UWA) Postgraduate Students Association and the UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, we will be awarding a prize of $200 to the best article published on any topic related to the theme of “Words, Signs and Feelings” in Volume 3, by a graduate student or early career researcher (five years out from PhD completion).

Best Essay Published in Volume 3 on a topic relating to the History of Emotions
The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of the Emotions is generously sponsoring one prize for the best essay, in either the themed or non-themed sections, on any topic relating to the History of Emotions, by a graduate student or early career researcher.

Submissions: Please submit articles at our online portal. Articles should be approximately 5000 to 7000 words, and conform to MHRA guidelines for referencing.

Publication: Ceræ publishes articles on a rolling basis, as soon as they successfully pass the double-blind peer-review process and copyediting stages. The first few articles for Volume 2 are already available online; we expect seven articles to be published in Volume 2 by the end of December.

Call for Papers for “Words, Signs and Feelings”, and Non-Themed Submissions

Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is excited to open its call for papers for Volume 3 (2016). Articles are welcome on any topic relating to Medieval and Early Modern studies, in any discipline.

In addition, Volume 3 will contain a themed section on the topic “Words, Signs, and Feelings”, to be interpreted in any way the author sees fit. Authors wishing to be considered for the themed section of Volume 3, or the prizes listed below, must submit their articles by 20 November 2015; however, non-themed articles will continue to be accepted throughout the year. Possible topics for the ‘Words, Signs and Feelings’ strand include, but are not limited to:

  • Representations and depictions of emotions and feelings in words, images, music, architecture and other expressive arts.
  • Emotional states prompted by and responsive to religious experiences
  • Manifestation of emotional states in physical symptoms and/or the diagnosis of disease
  • Affective responses to words, images or music by individuals or groups
  • Architecture and the affects of place
  • Literary theory and the reception of Medieval and Early Modern texts
  • Contemporary reception/adaption of Medieval and Early Modern thought, texts and ideas

Prizes

We are delighted to announce two prizes of $200 each to be awarded to articles published in Volume 3:

Best Essay Published in Volume 3
Thanks to the support of the University of Western Australia (UWA) Postgraduate Students Association and the UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, we will be awarding a prize of $200 to the best article published on any topic related to the theme of “Words, Signs and Feelings” in Volume 3, by a graduate student or early career researcher (five years out from PhD completion).

Best Essay Published in Volume 3 on a topic relating to the History of Emotions
The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of the Emotions is generously sponsoring one prize for the best essay, in either the themed or non-themed sections, on any topic relating to the History of Emotions, by a graduate student or early career researcher.

Submissions: Please submit articles at our online portal. Articles should be approximately 5000 to 7000 words, and conform to MHRA guidelines for referencing.

Publication: Ceræ publishes articles on a rolling basis, as soon as they successfully pass the double-blind peer-review process and copyediting stages. The first few articles for Volume 2 are already available online; we expect seven articles to be published in Volume 2 by the end of December.

Extended Deadline: Ceræ, Issue 2 – ‘Transitions, Fractures, and Fragments’

Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is excited to announce a two-week extension of the deadline for submissions to its second issue, to be published in 2015. The new deadline is October 15th, 2014.

Ceræ is a peer-reviewed Australasian journal of medieval and early modern studies. Administered from the University of Western Australia with the generous support of faculty and staff, the journal is directed by a committee of Australian and international graduate students and early career researchers united in our commitment to open-access publishing, the possibilities of the digital humanities, and to forging a strong community of medieval and early modern scholars in the region. Ceræ accepts manuscripts from any discipline related to medieval and early modern studies, including submissions with accompanying audio-visual material.

Thanks to the generosity of the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at UWA, we are pleased to offer a prize of $400 for the best article by a graduate student or early career researcher published in this issue.

The theme for Volume 2 is “Transitions, Fractures, and Fragments,” to be interpreted in any way the author sees fit. Ceræ is also accepting non-themed submissions for publication.

Articles should be approximately 5000-7000 words.

Submissions should be made online at: http://openjournals.arts.uwa.edu.au/index.php/cerae/about/submissions.

For further information, please contact editorcerae@gmail.com.

Call For Papers: ‘Transitions, Fractures, and Fragments’ in the Medieval and Early Modern – One Month Left

There is still one month to submit papers for the second issue of Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

Submissions close on 1 October 2014 and the theme is ‘Transitions, Fractures, and Fragments’, to be interpreted in any way the author sees fit. We are also accepting non-themed submissions for publication.

As if such a great theme like that alone is not enticement enough, we are also please to offer a prize of $400 for the best article by a graduate student or early career researcher published in the issue, thanks for the generosity of the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Western Australia.

About Ceræ

Ceræ is a peer-reviewed Australasian journal of medieval and early modern studies. Administered from the University of Western Australia with the generous support of faculty and staff, the journal is directed by a committee of Australian and international graduate students and early career researchers united in our commitment to open-access publishing, the possibilities of the digital humanities, and to forging a strong community of medieval and early modern scholars in the region. Ceræ accepts manuscripts from any discipline related to medieval and early modern studies, including submissions with accompanying audio-visual material.

Submission requirements

Articles should be approximately 5000-7000 words and are due by 1 October 2014. They should be formatted according to the Ceræ Style Sheet. Submissions should be made online at: http://openjournals.arts.uwa.edu.au/index.php/cerae/about/submissions

For further information, please contact editorcerae@gmail.com.