C. S. Lewis taught Literature at Oxford and Cambridge Universities for more than forty years. His final academic book, The Discarded Image, was an invocation not to discard the rich heritage of the past; then and now, it calls the readers to consider what he terms their own chronological – and literary – snobbery (Surprised by Joy 207). Within the literature of old, Lewis saw much that was fundamental for the well-being of the future; as an intellectual historian he was prophetic. His calling as an academic – whatever genre his output – was to return his readers to the enchantment of literary transcendence.

We invite papers that explore topics related to the scholarship of C. S. Lewis and his kindred spirits as members of academia:

  • biographical particulars;
  • their perspectives on pedagogy and education (higher education in particular) and possible connections to the current state of affairs in this field;
  • their perspectives on the role of the academic as tutor and mentor – and today’s challenges;
  • their vocation as literary/cultural historians and critics;
  • the influence of Middle Ages and Renaissance in their writing – academic, theological, and otherwise.

The papers are expected to be in the fields of literary history and criticism, cultural studies and arts studies, linguistics, aesthetics, theology, history, ethics, and education sciences, and it is hoped they will engender constructive dialogues between disciplines and generate relevant responses to contemporary dilemmas.

LINGUACULTURE accepts original contributions (5,000 to 7,000 words) which have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. All submissions go through a double-blind peer-review process.

Please consult our Instructions for Authors page (journal.linguaculture.ro/index.php/home/instructions-authors) for further information about submissions and additional requirements. All manuscripts must have an abstract and 4-5 keywords.

Use the Submissions (journal.linguaculture.ro/index.php/home/about/submissions) page to send us your contributions.

Deadline for the submission of manuscripts: 15 February 2024

Review period: 16 February 2024 – 1 May 2024 

Deadline for the submission of revised manuscripts: 1 June 2024

Issue published online: 30 June 2024

Issue editors: Teodora Ghivirigă (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania), Anne-Frédérique Mochel-Caballero (Université Picardie Jules Verne, France)