Luminary is a postgraduate journal that was recently set up at Lancaster University by a group of postgraduates, mostly working in the English Literature and Creative Writing department. This call for papers is for their second edition.
We hope this is a broad and stimulating theme, and encourages diverse and distinctive interpretations.
Possible papers might include work on:
- Medicine and textuality
- Representations of the body, or bodies
- Representations of gender or sexuality
- Writing, reading and bodily functions
- Disfigurement, mutilation or sadomasochism
- Horror and monstrous bodies
- The textual subject
- The text as subject
- Typography and the materiality of text
- History and textuality
- The textuality of politics
- Politics and representation
- Intersections between pictorial and textual representation
- The graphic novel
- Metafiction and experimentation
Please note that this list is by no means exhaustive, proscriptive or prohibitive.
We are chiefly seeking quality academic articles, but are also very interested in including interviews, book and event reviews, creative writing, original photography and artwork. Whilst it would be ideal for interviews and reviews to relate to the theme of the issue, this is not a requirement.
As of yet we do not publish paper copies of the journal. All work will be published online.
Submission deadline: 1 April, 2010, 4,000–7,000 words
For details of submission and reviewing policy, or of correct submission format go to their website.