CFPs – Studies in Canadian Literature/Études en littérature canadienne

Studies in Canadian Literature/Études en littérature canadienne would like to announce some upcoming changes to the editorship of the journal. Both John Clement Ball, who has served as editor and then co-editor since 1996, and Jennifer Andrews, co-editor since 2003, have decided to step down and make way for a new editorial team. Two senior Canadianists and long-serving members of the journal’s advisory board are taking over their duties. Beginning this fall, Herb Wyile of Acadia University will serve a transitional year as an incoming co-editor, with John Ball continuing to work with Herb as outgoing co-editor. Next summer/fall, Cynthia Sugars of the University of Ottawa will join Herb as co-editor. Herb is the author of Speculative Fictions: Contemporary Canadian Novelists and the Writing of History (2002) and Anne of Tim Hortons: Globalization and the Reshaping of Atlantic-Canadian Literature (2011), has co-edited a trio of special journal issues, and serves on the advisory board of a number of Canadian literary journals. Cynthia has edited numerous collections of essays, including Home-Work: Postcolonialism, Pedagogy, and Canadian Literature (2004) and Unhomely States: Theorizing English-Canadian Postcolonialism (2004), and she co-edited with Laura Moss the two-volume anthology Canadian Literature in English: Texts and Contexts (2009); she is the editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature and also serves on the editorial/advisory boards of numerous Canadian scholarly journals.


The incoming editors seek to sustain the tradition of scholarly excellence set by the outgoing editors and invite you to help us maintain SCL/ÉLC as a central forum for the dissemination of work on Canadian literature. We welcome submissions of scholarly articles on any aspect of Canadian literature as well as interviews with contemporary Canadian authors in whom there is an established academic interest. Submissions may be in English or French; articles should be between 6000 and 8000 words (including Notes and Works Cited), and interviews between 4500 and 7000 words.


Manuscripts must be submitted as an e-mail attachment (Word or RTF) to<>. Submissions are blind-vetted; please ensure that there is no information identifying the author anywhere on the manuscript (including Notes, Acknowledgements, etc.).