Posted by: Lisa Maruca | March 25, 2010

CFP, Eightenth-Century Fiction

[As posted on C18-L]

Call for Articles: Form & Formalism

Form and Formalism in the British Eighteenth-Century Novel
Special issue of ECF edited by John Richetti
Eighteenth-Century Fiction 24:1 (Fall 2011)
Submission deadline: 31 July 2010

What place for formalism?

Essays are invited for this issue that address one or more of these questions: Is there a place for “formalist” criticism in the study of the eighteenth-century novel? Given the current dominance of historical, thematic, and cultural studies approaches to the eighteenth-century novel, can we usefully speak of novelistic form? Does the novel as a capacious and almost anti-formal “form” leave any space for formalist approaches? Does the sheer variety of narrative types that constitute the novel in the eighteenth century render the notion of “novelistic form” meaningless? Or is there in the period an emerging and dominant formal pattern, a consensus about the properly novelistic form of narrative fiction, that is worth extracting and articulating?
Submit articles online to Digital Commons: choose “Submit Article”

The Editor, Eighteenth-Century Fiction
McMaster University CNH-421, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4L9
tel: 905-525-9140, ext. 27123; fax: 905-777-8316

Further details about submitting articles can be found at / Les protocoles de la présentation et de la soumission des articles sont consultables à:
“Submit Article” at
We encourage electronic submissions at Digital Commons (see above), but you may also email submissions to <>.

Jacqueline Langille, Managing Editor
Eighteenth-Century Fiction
McMaster University, CNH – 421
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada   L8S 4L9
Telephone: 905-525-9140, ext. 27123; Fax: 905-777-8316
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