Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding . . .

Posted in opinion pages, site information by Editor on March 17, 2011

Note from the Editor

Yesterday, Enfilade topped the 100,000 mark! In just over 20 months, there have been 100,062 views for the site (and counting). I realize that by most digital standards (certainly any commercial standards), this is pretty insignificant, but given Enfilade’s focus on serious engagements with eighteenth-century art, architecture, and visual culture, I think it’s immensely exciting. Thanks so much to all of you for reading and for submitting. Our monthly numbers continue to grow, steadily if slowly (February was our best month to date, with over 6,900 views). As a result of seeing how much energy there is for the period — in terms of exhibitions, new publications, and conferences — I’m quite optimistic about the future of eighteenth-century studies.

It’s especially appropriate and gratifying that we would pass this milestone at the start of this year’s ASECS conference in Vancouver. I arrived with my wife and eight-month old daughter earlier today. What a wonderful city! I look forward to catching up with many of you over the next few days. And to everyone else, thanks again for all you’ve done to support HECAA and Enfilade.

Craig Hanson, editor

Call for Articles: English Catholic Women Writers

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on March 17, 2011

English Catholic Women Writers, 1660-1829
Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, edited by Anna Battigelli and Laura M. Stevens

Abstracts due by 1 June 2011

This special issue of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature will focus on English Catholic women’s imaginative work as it was inflected by Catholicism or through self-identification with a Catholic minority culture during the long eighteenth century. Articles on eighteenth-century Catholic women from the British Isles, including exiled English women working abroad or in the colonies, are sought exploring topics including, though not limited to, the following:

  1. the strategies English Catholic women used to express, promote, or protect their faith
  2. the intersections of gender and faith, particularly in the face of anti-Catholic polemic equating all Catholics with women or with the feminine
  3. women’s education
  4. the role of religious houses or religious orders within literary texts or as sites of literary or artistic production
  5. the reciprocal influence of Anglo-Catholic culture and Gothic literature
  6. Catholic women’s political engagement as Torries or Jacobites
  7. their literary, artistic, or political responses to the Catholicism of the Restoration Court, the Stuart kings, the Revolution of 1688, the Whig ascendancy, or Catholic emancipation
  8. their representation of English national history or English national identity
  9. their participation in the minority press.

Most of the essays will concentrate on women writers, but proposals for essays on other forms of women’s imaginative work, particularly the visual and domestic arts, are welcome. All essays should be informed by the rich repository of recent work in early modern Catholic studies. Articles should not exceed 25 pages (6250 words) and should conform to the 15th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. All submissions should be in Microsoft Word. Initial queries and abstracts are encouraged, though final acceptance will be determined by the completed essay. Please send abstracts by June 1, 2011 and final submissions via e-mail by September 1, 2011 to both: Anna Battigelli (SUNY, Plattsburgh), a.battigelli@att.net AND Laura M. Stevens (editor, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, University of Tulsa), laura-stevens@utulsa.edu