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The first issue of Exclamat!on: An Interdisciplinary Journal, by Postgraduate Research and Postgraduate Taught students, is now available to download.

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Exclamat!on: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Exclamat!on - an interdisciplinary journal is a publication platform for PGT and PGR students in the fields of English, Creative Writing and Film Studies, based at the University of Exeter. The first issue was published in June 2017, with contributions from students at the University of Exeter. It is a peer reviewed online journal which welcomes pieces from across the three disciplines and covering a wide historical context.

Following last year’s highly successful inaugural edition of Exclamat!on – an interdisciplinary journal, submissions are sought for the second issue, to be published in summer 2018. The theme for this edition is ‘Identities’ and we would welcome submissions from PGT and PGR students on any aspect of the theme.

Areas might include, but are not restricted to:

• Identities and/in language
• Identities in fiction
• Ethnicity, national and racial identities
• Gender and LGBTQI+ identities
• Social, religious and cultural/intercultural identities
• Identity and class/politics
• Identities within bordering geographical regions and a variety of identities as a field of cultural osmosis
• Memory and social rituals as creators of identity
• Identities of objects, artefacts, cities, landscapes etc.
• Identity and disability, health, mental health etc.
• Digital or virtual identities
• Intersectional identities

We would be delighted to consider long articles (5,000-8,000 words), short articles (3,000-5,000 words), short stories (3,000-5,000 words), and poetry (up to 100 lines). We would also consider book, film and performance reviews (c. 500 words).

All submissions must be the original, previously unpublished, work of the author and must adhere to the following:

• All word limits include footnotes
• Submissions must have permission for the use of images
• References must use MHRA referencing: submissions which do not conform to this are unlikely to be accepted.
• Submissions should be in 10 point Optima, single spaced
• Submissions should use British spelling; alternative forms are permissible in direct quotations

Send us your submission

Submissions should be sent to Please also address any queries to this email address.

The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2018.

We are also keen to hear from anyone interested in acting as peer reviewer for the journal. Please email us at with details regarding your discipline and specialism.

Sarah-Jayne Ainsworth & Teresa Sanders - editors

Inaugural Conference: ‘Networks and Connections’

Wednesday 13th June 2018

Keynote Speaker: Dr Andrea Macrae, Oxford Brooks University

Exclamat!on: An Interdisciplinary Journal is delighted to announce its inaugural conference for Postgraduate Research and Taught students in English, Creative Writing and Film Studies.

This one-day conference, on the theme of ‘Networks and Connections’, will bring together postgraduate students working in all areas within these disciplines, provoking conversations and creating new networks. As the world becomes increasingly networked through technology, the ways in which we are connected to one another is more comprehensive than ever before, yet also fraught and contested. Furthermore, our research centres are working in more interdisciplinary and diverse ways, creating innovative and exciting connections across multiple boundaries. We aim, through this conference, to open up conversations about heterogeneous ways networks and connections intersect both research and studies across English, Creative Writing and Film Studies. The conference also fundamentally offers postgraduates with the opportunity to present or workshop their work, to subsequently hone it for inclusion in the third issue of Exclamat!on, on the same theme, to be published in the summer of 2019.

We now invite proposals for twenty-minute papers, or for creative writing pieces to workshop. Interpretations of the theme might include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing communities
  • Reading communities, libraries, communication
  • Travel, exploration, mapping
  • Family, genealogy
  • Physical and geographical networks
  • Networks in fiction/film
  • Ethnicity, national and racial networks
  • Networks in sub-cultures
  • Social, religious and cultural/intercultural networks
  • Methodological networks

Please send proposals of 250-300 words to by 30th March 2018. Please include a short biography of 100-150 words with your abstract. Notification of decision will be made by 16th April.