Call for Papers: Medieval Pets. Enarratio Journal. Special Issue.

Call For Papers:
Medieval Pets
Enarratio
Special Issue
Editor: Kristen Figg

Essays are sought for a special issue of Enarratio on medieval pets. Papers may approach different kinds of pets from different disciplinary perspectives, and through a variety of textual types from narrative fiction to nonfiction. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • What made a pet a “pet” in the Middle Ages?
  • Pets as a borderland between the dualities of human and animal, domestic and wild, work and leisure, good and evil, high and low, core and periphery
  • Medieval menageries
  • Undomesticated animals with whom medieval humans have special relationships

Enarratio is the journal of the Medieval Association of the Midwest. Authors are held to high standards of accuracy, currency, and relevance to the field of medieval studies. All papers are judged by at least two peer reviewers. Enarratio is published yearly and is available by print subscription as well as open-access via Ohio State University Library’s Knowledge Bank platform. Contributors to Enarratio should follow the conventions of the most recent MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers or MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing. Papers should be submitted blind, without the author’s name appearing and without embedded comments from other reviewers. Images in JPEG or TIF format are acceptable. Discursive notes should be held to a minimum to facilitate an easily readable text.

Submissions should be submitted electronically by e-mail to Kristen Figg at the following address: kfigg@kent.edu

Deadline for submission is August 1, 2014.


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