Call for Papers

Call for Papers

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


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.

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