Call for Papers
We are delighted to announce the launch of the Journal of Computational Literary Studies (JCLS), an international, open access, peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to all aspects of computational approaches to Literary Studies. JCLS responds to the increasing differentiation of subfields within the Digital Humanities, an ongoing process in which Computational Literary Studies has already gained considerable maturity and visibility. The journal provides a publishing platform for works on the development, application, and critique of computational approaches to Literary Studies. (For more information about the journal, see our Mission Statement.)
JCLS provides two publication tracks:
- A conference + journal track in which publication in the journal is complemented by an annual conference where accepted articles are presented. The conference associated with the first issue of JCLS will take place on June 1-3, 2022 at Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. The present call concerns this track.
- A journal-only track, with articles published in a rolling issue, for which a separate call will be issued in 2022.
Call for Papers for the First Issue
JCLS explicitly takes into account the diversity of literary traditions across the world's cultures and languages and encourages scholars of all languages and literatures to submit articles about computational methods for the analysis of literary texts and their contexts, be they cultural, social, historical, or performative, for instance.
Possible topics of contributions include but are not limited to:
- Modeling in and for Computational Literary Studies,
- Building literary corpora,
- Annotation of texts,
- Identifying peculiarities of literary texts,
- Identifying common patterns and/or groupings of literary texts,
- Operationalization of concepts,
- Developing new methods for the analysis of literary texts,
- Domain adaptation of methods,
- Evaluation of algorithms and computational techniques,
- Interpretability and transparency of results, and
- Reproducibility of research.
JCLS also encourages submissions addressing the debatability of the core concepts of Computational Literary Studies, computationality and literarity from historical, cultural and other perspectives.
Submitted articles should be in English and use the JCLS LaTeX template. They should be 6000-8000 words in length (notes, code examples, figure captions included, but list of references excluded) and be unpublished work.
JCLS is committed to the openness and long-term availability of data and code (see information on Data & Code Availability).
|Publication of submission guidelines and LaTeX template||October 1, 2021|
|Submissions open||November 15, 2021|
|Article submission deadline||December 22, 2021|
|Notification of acceptance||March 28, 2022|
|Camera-ready conference articles due||April 29, 2022|
|Publication of conference articles||Mai 16, 2022|
|Conference date||June 1–2, 2022|
|Revised final articles due||September to November 2022|
|Publication of final articles||October to December 2022 (rolling issue)|
JCLS does not charge any fees to authors or readers. This is possible because JCLS is published using infrastructure maintained by the Open Library of Humanities and made available to our journal through the University and State Library Darmstadt (ULB) and because we can rely on a distributed editorial team.
The conference will take place on June 1-2, 2022, at the Technical University of Darmstadt. Participants who cannot participate in person will be given the opportunity of attending virtually. More details about the conference organization will be communicated.
Editors: Evelyn Gius, Christof Schöch, Peer Trilcke
Editorial Assistants: Svenja Guhr, Élodie Ripoll, Henny Sluyter-Gäthje
Board: Katherine Bode, Anne-Sophie Bories, Amy E. Earhart, Maciej Eder, Miguel Escobar Varela, Martin Eve, Frank Fischer, José Eduardo González, Natalie M. Houston, Fotis Jannidis, Mike Kestemont, Anouk Lang, David Mimno, Borja Navarro, Roxana Patras, Glenn Roe, Richard Jean So, Tomoji Tabata, Ted Underwood, Karina van Dalen-Oskam, Paul Vierthaler
For inquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org.