Call for Papers: Journal of Literary Onomastics Special Issue

Call for Submissions: Journal of Literary Onomastics 5 (2016)
(a special issue on place and place-names in the early Insular world)

The deeply rooted importance of landscape, place, and place-names is a shared characteristic throughout the Insular cultures of the early Middle Ages, ranging from the material to the literary. From examinations of the early Irish dindshenchas tradition to recent archaeological investigations into the role of landscape in socio-political structures, the study of place has begun to receive more critical attention. We seek papers that treat the issue of landscape in the early Insular world from a variety of methodologies and approaches for a volume that will appear as a special issue of the Journal of Literary Onomastics (peer-reviewed).

Abstracts of 250 to 500 words should be sent to either Bryan Carella ( or Joey McMullen ( no later than July 7, 2015.

Accepted articles should be approximately 6,000 to 8,000 words in length (including notes) and must be received no later than January 4, 2016.