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Special Issue "Pirates in English Literature and Culture, Vol. 2"
A special issue of Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2022) | Viewed by 8403
Special Issue Editors
Interests: long eighteenth century literature and culture; periodical writing; gender and authorship; genre studies; piracy and the literature of piracy; transatlantic studies; maritime history; travel writing; popular stage traditions; dragon myths and literature
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Interests: early modern culture and drama; collaboration and/in theatre; early modern narratives of piracy; (early modern) law and literature; contemporary British literature and culture; gender studies and feminist theory; neo-Victorianism; (film) adaptation; fungal narratives; popular culture; questions of canonization and genre
Special Issue Information
Pirates remain one of the most enduringly popular topics in films, novels, plays, computer games and other cultural products for adults and children alike. In recent years, key works in pirate studies have discussed piracy and pirates as cultural intermediaries, as actors in both the formation and destruction of national and imperial identities, and as transnational and transoceanic mediators of global geopolitical forces. Pirate writing is an equally diverse and energetic field, producing notable novels, poems, and plays, as well as other hybrid and experimental literary forms. Pirate literature is both multicultural and multilingual, and has been a focus of human creativity across political boundaries and historical periods.
In 2020, the journal Humanities published a Special Issue on Pirates in English Literature featuring literary, historical and cultural studies perspectives on piratical appearances in a wide variety of genres and periods. Due to the success of this issue, the journal editors have authorized a new volume on the topic. As before, the issue seeks to explore and interrogate similarities and differences in how pirates and piracy are represented across historical periods and in different cultural narratives. “English” literature is interpreted capaciously, to include works of translation and works that engage issues of cultural and linguistic transmission. Comparative treatments of piracy and pirates are welcome, and articles on non-traditional literary forms are encouraged, including travel writing and the literature of exploration and trade.
The editors encourage the submission of papers on all aspects of piracy in English print and manuscript cultures, including: pirates and voyages of discovery; pirates and imperialism/colonialism and/or the transatlantic and barbary slave trades; pirates as heroes; pirates as villains; pirate trials; pirate balladry; pirates and gender/sexuality; the ambiguity of pirate identities; pirates and children’s literature; pirates and the Bildungsroman; pirates and the pantomime; piracy as metaphor; pirates in fact and pirates in fiction. Approaches that are interdisciplinary or emphasize the boundary shifting and transnational qualities of piracy are especially welcome.
Please send an abstract of 300 words and short bio by 30 November 2021 to: [email protected] & [email protected]. If the abstract is accepted, full essay drafts will be due on 31 May 2022.
Prof. Manushag N. Powell
Dr. Susanne Gruß
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Humanities is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
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