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In order to promote sustained attention to a specific theme within a regular issue, the Editors of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies also welcome proposals for essay clusters consisting of three to four essays that strongly speak to each other through interrelated themes. Guest editors for essay clusters write abbreviated introductory essays of six to ten pages. Interested parties should follow the Special Issue Proposal Guidelines, clearly noting that the proposal is for an essay cluster.
This new section of the journal highlights the process of creation or collection behind the life narratives that we engage with. It is our belief that these essays stand to make a unique contribution to the field through their insight into narrative intent and their focus on the intersections of self, life, text, and intermediary, among others. With this objective, it seems fitting to situate essays that focus on narrative analysis alongside those that explore narrative construction and/or collection, as these pieces expand our understanding of the structure and contexts of the auto/biographical narratives we study. The essays published in this new section will be shorter pieces meant to stimulate reflection upon and discussion about craft and methodologies within the larger discourse of the field.
Essays should be a maximum of 6,000 words in length, including notes and the Works Cited pages, and should strictly adhere to the a/b Style Sheet. Authors must also include a fifty-word abstract and two to four keywords with their submissions. Please make sure that your cover letter specifies that you are submitting your essay for consideration in The Process.
Tanya Kam, Book Review Editor
a/b: Auto/Biography Studies
Department of Languages and Literatures
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790
If you would like to be considered as a potential book reviewer for a/b, please email the Book Review Editor a brief description of your research interests and attach a copy of your CV to the email. We do not accept unsolicited reviews.
Recommendations of texts to review and all other inquiries regarding book reviews may also be directed to the Book Review Editor.