Janus Unbound: Journal of Critical Studies

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Call for Papers



Janus Unbound: Journal of Critical Studies is pleased to announce a call for papers for its first issue scheduled for August 2021.

Janus Unbound is a double-blind peer-reviewed open access journal published bi-annually by Memorial University of Newfoundland, aspiring to occupy a unique niche among journals of critical studies. Affiliated with Open Space, Janus Unbound is a trans-disciplinary platform for scholarly and creative writing, and academic research and exchange, within the field of World Literature, in particular, and Cultural Studies and the Humanities, in general; we will provide a medium of intercommunication for students, teachers, researchers, critics, intellectuals, scholars, and artists all over the world.  

For its first issue - devoted to “The Meaning of Colonization in the 21st Century” - JU invites original research articles, essays, review articles, long essays, short articles, critical notes, commentaries, short communications, book reviews, and poems, long and short and in-between. JU also welcomes works that address other themes within the fields of World Literature, Cultural Studies, and the Humanities. Our creative writing section is devoted to poetry. Multiple submissions are welcome. JU is particularly interested in poems written in English or translated into English. Poems should be original. We do not consider work that has appeared elsewhere (this includes all websites and personal blogs) or that is being considered for publication elsewhere. Interested parties should submit their work online:https://journals.library.mun.ca/ojs/index.php/JU/index.

JU values excellence and originality. It is particularly attracted to works that challenge prevailing views and established ideas and encourages thought-provoking research topics and debate. Based on “If not now, when?” as a motto, it seeks to foster transdisciplinarity, participate in the ongoing reconfiguration of knowledge, and challenge received conceptual frames and perspectives for the sake of (positive) change.

Why publish with us? JU:


              - is a hospitable venue for excellence and originality;

              - has an eminent editorial and advisory board;

              - is open access to all researchers and free of charge;

              - is proper and fast in the peer-review process;

              - indexed in OAIster and DOAJ.

JU’s team looks forward to receiving proposals in response to the call and is happy to respond to inquiries from interested parties.


Editorial Team

Posted: 2021-04-09
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