International Society for the Study of Time  
Extended call for papers

Special Issue of

KronoScope: Time in the Arts

Call for Papers


March 1, 2019



Rose Harris-Birtill


This special issue of KronoScope particularly welcomes submissions on current issues in
time in the literary, visual and performing arts, including but not limited to:
Literary, dramatic and artistic representations of time
Narrative, poetic and linguistic temporalities
Dramatic representations of time on the stage and screen
Artistic representations of time across historical periods
Time in science fiction, dystopias, utopias, and ‘high’ and ‘low’ genres
Temporal representations in popular culture, video games and comics
Multimedia and multidisciplinary representations of time
Imagining time travel and alternative temporalities
Cross-cultural representations of time
Experimental artworks and approaches to time
Ethical engagements with time in the arts
Literary and artistic engagements with the Anthropocene
Approaches to teaching time across the arts

This special issue of KronoScope seeks papers that deal with the representation of time
from across the arts, including literature, drama, dance, music, theatre, film, television,
popular culture, video games, photography, sculpture, painting, architecture, and
multidisciplinary art works. Papers should be between 5000-8000 words and written in

 About the journal
A biannual, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal, KronoScope is the associated
journal of the International Society for the Study of Time (ISST), which celebrated its
50 th anniversary in 2016. Published by Brill Academic Publishers since 2001,
KronoScope is available in both print and online versions, and it is indexed/abstracted in
the following (among others): MLA, Scopus, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, the
International Directory of Philosophy, Linguistic and Language Behavior Abstracts.

Submission guidelines
Please submit your essay electronically (a Word document, double-spaced), including a
150-word abstract and up to 6 keywords, via the Brill/KRON website at by 1 March 2019. At the website, you will
be asked to register with your name, email address, and the names and contact details of
three potential referees who can offer a fair evaluation of your work. We may or may not
draw upon these referees. For the external review process, submissions will be evaluated
double-blind, so please strip your article of identifiers of authorship. You are responsible
for obtaining any permission to reproduce copyrighted material; black and white pictures
may be included. Please begin working on obtaining any permissions right away; the
process can be a lengthy one.
Following peer-review, 5-7 papers will be selected for publication in KronoScope 19.2, to
appear in Autumn/Fall 2019. The selection criteria will be thematic focus, scholarly depth
and originality, as well as accessibility/interest for a multidisciplinary readership of
academics involved in the study of time. References and bibliography should be
formatted according to The Chicago Manual of Style (16 th edition). Either the Notes and
Bibliography or Author-Date References style of documentation is acceptable.