15/06/2020 – call for articles Travel Narratives and Real-Life Fiction

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Call for Articles: Travel Narratives and Real-Life Fiction

The Lincoln Humanities Journal (ISSN 2474-7726) is requesting article submissions for its 8th special issue, to be published in December 2020, on the topic of Travel Narratives and Real-Life Fiction. Contributors are invited to examine specifically (a) the evolving forms of life-writings (biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, diaries, blogs, etc.) as they pertain to travel; (b) the intersection of fictional and factual travel narratives, and (c) the emotional, economic, socio-political, environmental, physiological, and literary aspects of travel (in reality and in fiction; by land, sea and air; on earth and in outer space). We welcome approaches across a broad range of disciplines such as literature, history, political science, anthropology, religion, popular culture, philosophy, visual arts, and social media. Topics may include but are not limited to:

The concept of travel: historical and philosophical perspectives
Travel writing, Life-writing as genre
Biofiction, biography, autobiography
Travel journalism
Travel in film, theater, literature, and television
The Internet of places: Pictures and videos of other places, cultures, etc.
Modern tourism
Adventure and exploration
Travel for business, pleasure, family reunion, aid work
Travel for education (study abroad, etc.)
Pilgrimage & religious travel
Modes of transportation
Environmental impact of travel
Travel to the moon and beyond; The sci-fi connection and influence
Tourism in international relations (migration, spying, etc.)
Temporary living and/or working abroad (mission, etc.)

Deadline & how to apply

deadline for submissions: June 15, 2020.
Acceptance Notification: 60 days after submission
Projected Date of Publication: December 2020Include an abstract of 200-400 words (in MS Word)
Include a biographical note of 50-250 words (in MS Word)
The article should be 4000-6000 words, including the abstract, the footnotes and the works cited
Include the following statement in the cover e-mail: “I solemnly confirm that the attached manuscript has never been published elsewhere, under this, or another title.”
Include name, professional affiliation, phone number, and email address in the cover e-mail.

Other info, Links & conditions

Formatting Guidelines

Manuscripts should conform to MLA-style guidelines as detailed in recent editions of MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing. For an MLA Style Works Cited format overview, please check the following web resource: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formattin…
Use font Georgia # 12. The entire article, including the abstract and the indented quotations, should be double-spaced, and in MS Word.
The final submission must comply with other formatting guidelines, to be communicated upon notification of acceptance.

Submission & Review Process

Manuscripts should be sent to the editor, Abbes Maazaoui (maazaoui@lincoln.edu)
Articles undergo a double blind review and their publication depends on the peer-review process.

full name / name of organization:
Abbes Maazaoui / The Lincoln Humanities Journal
contact email:


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