Global Nineteenth-Century Studies: Call for Papers

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General Call for Papers

Global Nineteenth-Century Studies welcomes submissions to its non-thematic issues from scholars working in any contextually oriented discipline.

GNCS launched this year with a distinguished editorial board that includes representation from fourteen countries and six continents. It publishes pioneering essays of transnational, comparative, transimperial, transpacific, and transatlantic significance while also serving as a venue to debate these terms and their corresponding methodologies and epistemologies. Investigating material culture forms, visual and literary texts, ideas, and sentient beings that transcend national boundaries, essays in GNCS are asked to engage critically with mobility and migration, imperialism and colonialism, and production and distribution, as well as travel, technologies, and varieties of exchange. Appearing in paper as well as electronically twice a year, the journal is published by Liverpool University Press on behalf of the Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies ( 

To give you a sense of the journal's range, recent and forthcoming essays include an investigation into generational wealth and the legacy of slave-ownership in the Atlantic world; an exploration of transmediality as a framework for rethinking and studying the long nineteenth century; an examination of the cross-Channel literary marketplace in the Victorian period with a focus on vampirism as an allegory for literary piracy; a consideration of the conditions in which satire flourished in colonial contexts; and an analysis of the phrase ‘American exceptionalism’ and its inversion by non-American critics of lynching. Our contributors thus far hail from a range of disciplines including history, comparative literature, English literature, South and Souttheast Asian studies, geography, French, Spanish, Africana Studies, musicology, and religious studies.

Essays should be written for a broad, multidisciplinary readership. Unless written in response to a specific call with separate requirements (for example, a cluster of short position papers on a given topic, a review forum, and so on), essays should generally be in the range of 9,000 words (including notes and bibliography). You can learn more about the journal, including submission requirements, by visiting Liverpool University Press's website at To learn more about the Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies, please visit