Stadt: Cardiff, UK

Frist: 2016-04-06


To many, poetry marks a space of purity untainted by monetary or otherwise utilitarian considerations. However, poetic practice has always undermined this assumption, engaging with both the virtues and evils of money in a number of ways. For its themed issue on Poetry and Money, to be published in late 2016 or early 2017, the peer reviewed open-access journal New Readings invites original research articles that bring together poetry (in any language) and money, the latter understood to include the effects of money, such as power and corruption, as long as these are linked to money as a medium of exchange.

While we particularly welcome case studies of individual poems, groups of poems or poetic traditions that speak to the topic of money, submissions that consider poetry or poets in a specific economic context, or focus on poetry as an asset more generally, will also be considered for publication. Aspects explored could include, for example:

  • Ironic and non-ironic praise of money
  • Casuistry of money
  • Good money vs. bad money
  • Uses and abuses of money
  • Religious conceptualisations of money
  • Satirical treatment of the power granted by money
  • Poetry as currency
  • Poetry and patronage
  • Poetry as a means of earning a living

Articles should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words in length (including footnotes and list of works cited) and follow MLA style. Please see the New Readings website for Author Guidelines and details regarding registration and submission:

The deadline for submission of original manuscripts in English is Wednesday, 6 April 2016.

For any enquiries relating to this call, please contact the general editor at

At the same time, New Readings is inviting contributions to its general issues (no specific deadline).

About the journal

New Readings is a peer reviewed (double-blind) open-access journal based at Cardiff University. We publish original research in the fields of literature, film and visual culture. Previous themed issues are: ‘Images of Exile’, ‘Figures of the Self’, ‘Identity, Gender, Politics’, ‘Space and Identity’, ‘Travelling the Urban Space’, ‘Writing Difference’, ‘Alternative Voices in European Cinema’, ‘Truth Claims in Fiction Film’, ‘Hamlet and Poetry’, and ’Comics and Translation’. See the website for all past issues:

Beitrag von: Tilmann Altenberg

Redaktion: Christof Schöch