CFP : "Angles and limes : Examining and challenging research in Anglo-American studies" for Angles (second issue)
Angles and limes : Examining and challenging research in Anglo-American studies Call for papers, Issue #2 Guest editor : Pascale Antolin
The second issue of Angles, the new online journal published by the SAES
<http://www.saesfrance.org/> , will aim at examining “angles and limes” in
Anglo-American studies. ‘Angle’ refers to the point of view from which a
subject can be approached and analyzed. ‘Limes’ (from the Latin limen, i.e.
threshold) originally refers to a boundary, especially the fortified border or
frontier of a country.
The purpose of this particular issue is to gather articles focusing both on
the specific angles of each discipline and their limits, and on the instances
when borders are crossed and limits are passed—must be passed—to further
research. Scholars from all disciplines are invited to submit proposals
developing and clarifying their own practices as regards limits and angles.
When examining these two terms, the following questions come to mind—but
these are by no means exclusive of others that could be raised from actual
personal critical practices :
1. Certain disciplines have turned to other fields for inspiration : literary
studies have turned to philosophy, psychoanalysis and the visual arts, as well
as medicine and sociology ; film studies often refer to drama and painting, but
also to sculpture, dance and music ; linguistics have begun working on dance,
etc. Do such connections or bridges between different fields of study tend to
blur the lines between them or, on the contrary, to what extent do they
emphasize the identity of each discipline ?
3. Drawing a clear limit between one field of study and another involves
paying attention to what is inside, or belongs to, one discipline while
dismissing what is outside, what lies beyond. It amounts therefore to a
process of self-determination and creates meaning. What have been the
consequences of such practices ? Conversely, (how) does this bridging lead to
issues of legitimacy (intellectual and professional) and with what
5. To what extent does the constitution of ‘subtopics’ within literary
studies and social studies (society for the study of…, studies of trauma, of
gender, whiteness, etc.) change the limits of the initial discipline ?
7. For scholars specializing in British/American/etc. social and historical
studies, how does the existence of traditional disciplines work to influence
their own research ? The same question can be applied to the existence of
‘foreign’ established traditions and their influence on French scholars. In
the specific French academic context, for instance, ‘civilisation’ has acted
as a place of transgression of the traditional disciplinary map. Has such
movement survived its own inception with the increasing professionalization
and internationalization of research ?
9. How do/did scholars working on British/American/Commonwealth studies
experience their linguistic/cultural/epistemological ‘outsideness’ to
transform it into something constructive ? Cultural studies—and Colonial
studies—have flourished on such crossings of lines. Have they been a source of
inspiration, adding depth to scholarly criticism or, on the contrary, have
they been an easy way out of the traditional disciplinary field ?
11. How do concepts such as ‘limits’ and ‘interspace’ work in fields of
‘visual studies’ or in linguistics, both in terms of theory and/or corpus ?
We welcome all manner of theoretical inquiry into these fields, but we are
looking specifically for contributions that will combine theoretical questions
with concrete examples drawn from actual research. We are also looking for
critical self-examination, uncompromising self-analysis—including of
failures—and even iconoclastic contributions, provided they are grounded on
practice and not simply on programmatic statements.
Scholars from all disciplines are invited to submit 500-word proposals
addressing these or other topics. In addition to traditional academic
articles, Angles accepts scholarly contributions addressing the topic partly,
or wholly, in non-traditional forms (documentary film, short story, comic
book, manifesto, pamphlet…). Angles also encourages proposals meeting high
standards of scholarship from academics wishing to experiment with different
Submission Procedures :
All submitted articles are subject to a double-blind review process.
* Abstract submission due for issue #2 : 15 October 2014
* Completed paper submission due : 15 April 2015
* Publication date : 1st September 2015
We encourage submissions from both graduate students and established
researchers in the field. Submitted papers should not have been previously
published, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
All submissions should be sent to the Editor : firstname.lastname@example.org
Material submitted to Angles must not been published previously, in part or
in whole, and should not be simultaneously under consideration for publication
Submissions should be written in English. Please use standard formatting :
Times New Roman, 12pt, single spaced. Avoid personalized layouts.
All submissions go through a double-blind peer-review process. Please try to
obfuscate references in the body text and footnotes which could compromise the
anonymity of the submitted material.
Standard length for articles should vary between 5,000 and 8,500 words.
Audiovisual submissions should not exceed 40mn.
For submissions of material in non-traditional forms, please contact the
Editor for more details.
More details will be found online (address provided soon).
Angles : French Perspectives on the Anglophone World is an international
online peer-reviewed journal published bi-annually by the SAES
<http://www.saesfrance.org/> (Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement
This interdisciplinary journal has a triple aim :
1. to encourage innovative interdisciplinary research ;
3. to make cutting-edge research freely available ;
5. to make full use of the possibilities offered by digital publication by
encouraging the use of different modes of expression : text, image, video,
Each thematic issue contains 8–12 articles selected by a guest editor after a
double-blind peer-review process. Additional, off-topic articles submitted to
the same double-blind peer-review process are published in a separate section.
These off-topic articles may respond to articles previously published in
The journal fosters scholarly risk-taking and experimentation by junior and
senior researchers. Angles accepts academic contributions partly, or wholly,
in non-traditional forms (documentary film, short story, comic book,
manifesto, pamphlet…). Angles also encourages proposals from specialists
wishing to explore a different field of study than their own.
For further information, please contact the Editor : Yan Brailowsky,