Special Issue Call for Papers: “Race, Religion, and Revolution in the Enlightenment”
Studies in Religion and the Enlightenment (srejournal.org; ISSN: 2661-3336) welcomes submissions for an upcoming special issue on “Race, Religion, and Revolution in the Enlightenment” (Spring 2021). Due to the overwhelming number of publishing and research difficulties and inequities during COVID, we are encouraging scholarly commentaries of under 2,000 words as well as full-length articles. We welcome ideas for alternate formats such as dialogues, interviews, roundtables, or reviews. We particularly welcome contributions from authors who are BIPOC and/or women and/or contingent, graduate, or early career scholars. Perspectives that put the long eighteenth century in conversation with current events are particularly encouraged. Topics include, but are not limited to, the Haitian Revolution; the removal of statues such as those commemorating Edward Colston and Juan de Oñate; Enlightenment complicity in the development of racialism; the history of representations of “White Jesus”; transatlantic literature such as Obi: Or, The History of Three-Fingered Jack (1800) or The Woman of Colour (1808); white supremacy and the rise of the (romance) novel; perspectives on pedagogy and crafting an antiracist eighteenth-century studies syllabus; or contemporary works like Olive Senior’s Shell (2007) or Honorée Fanonne Jeffers’ The Age of Phillis (2020) that write back to empire/enslavers or that otherwise address archival absences and exclusions. Please direct all enquiries and submissions to Dr. Sam Cahill (firstname.lastname@example.org) by NOVEMBER 1, 2020.