Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Digital Defoe, online 18C journal

Katherine Ellison and Holly Faith Nelson have announced the publication of the first issue of Digital Defoe, a new peer-reviewed online journal sponsored by the Defoe Society that celebrates the works and culture of Daniel Defoe and his contemporaries. You can access the first issue here.

The inaugural issue, “Defoe 2.0,” features scholarly, personal, and pedagogical essays, a multimedia project, a review, a note, recent dissertation and conference paper abstracts, and notices of projects in progress on Defoe and his contemporaries. Features include:

Katherine Ellison & Holly Faith Nelson, “Defoe 2.0: An Editorial Introduction”

Maximillian E. Novak, “Starting Out with Defoe in the 1950s”

Christopher Flynn, “Defoe’s Review: Textual Editing and New Media”

Lee Kahan, “’A Thousand Little Things’: The Dangers of Seriality in The Spectator and Moll Flanders”

Radhika Jones, “Father-Born: Mediating the Classics in J.M. Coetzee’s Foe.”

Denise Griggs, “A Strange Surprising Adventure: Curating the Defoe Exhibition for the Lilly Library”

Benjamin Pauley, “On Teaching Another Defoe”

Beyazit H. Akman, “The Turk’s Encounter with Defoe”

Sharon Alker, “The Second Life of Daniel Defoe” (review)

Each essay or textual component of a multimedia project includes a downloadable and print-friendly PDF. On the site you will also find submissions guidelines and copyright information, an introduction to our editorial board, announcements of upcoming events, and the CFP for the second issue, “Strangers, Gods, and Monsters’: Encountering the Other in Defoe and his Contemporaries," with a submission deadline of October 15, 2009 (submissions should be sent as Word .doc files following MLA citation to Katherine Ellison and Holly Faith Nelson ). Katherine and Holly welcome multimedia submissions that push the boundaries of scholarship in our field as well as more traditional essays, reviews, notes, and dissertation and conference abstracts.

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