NTU Studies in Language and Literature No 19, December 2007
(Submission Deadline: February 15, 2008)


NTU Studies in Language and Literature is a refereed journal of literature and culture published biannually (in June and December) by the NTU Press for the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University.  Devoted to generating intellectual and trans-cultural dialogues, NTU Studies in Language and Literature welcomes original submissions from all over the world dealing with literary and related texts and informed by theoretical, interdisciplinary, or comparative perspectives or approaches.  Reviews, review essays, and commentaries on recent debates and controversies are also welcome.

Information for Authors

  1. Contributions should be written in English and prepared according to the latest edition of The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.  Manuscripts should not exceed 15,000 words in length.

  2.  Please submit your article, an abstract, keywords, and bio information as e-mail attachments to  You may also choose instead to mail a hard copy of your submission and corresponding electronic files on a computer diskette, preferably in MS Word format, to Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (Attn. Ms Joanne Lin).

  3. A submission under consideration is sent to at least two anonymous reviewers recommended by the Editorial Committee.  Based on the comments and suggestions of these reviewers, the members of the Editorial Committee and the editor, who meet periodically, make final decisions.

  4. There should be no indication of the author’s own identity in the submitted text or notes; any reference to the author’s previous works should be in the third person.

  5. NTU Studies in Language and Literature will not publish submissions that are simultaneously under review elsewhere.

  6. If the author wishes to submit a revised paper that has been published or submitted elsewhere in another version or in a language other than English, consent from the NTU Studies in Language and Literature Editorial Board is required before the submission.

  7. Revised chapters of M.A. thesis or Ph.D. dissertations may be considered as submissions.  The author should indicate that his/her submission is part of a degree work in a revised form.

  8. Authors are required to correct proofs of accepted articles.

  9. Authors are entitled to ten offprints of the article and two copies of the issue in which their article appears.

  10. Before a submission can be published, the author is required to sign a release of copyright transferring all rights to NTU Studies in Language and Literature. The author, however, may elect to release authorization on a non-exclusive basis.

NTU Studies in Language and Literature No. 18, Dec. 2007 目錄

Li-ching Chen

“The Despotism of Fashion”: Conspicuous Consumption in Frances Burneys Cecilia

John Lance Griffith

The Friar's Tale and Divine Justice:  The Reality and the Fiction of Righteous Anger

Mei-Yu Tsai

Traumatic encounter with History: The War and the Politics of Memory in Mrs. Dalloway

Olga Volkova

The Beheading Game in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Green Helmet

Chi-min Chang

An-Other Human Prospect: The Self in Levinass Ethics

Wai Fong Cheang       

Comic Spaces in Shakespeares History Plays


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