The Heroic Age

A Journal of Early Medieval Northwestern Europe

Founded 1998   |   ISSN 1526-1867

Call for Papers

The Heroic Age welcomes and encourages papers on topics unrelated to themed issues at any time. The journal publishes the following types of materials:

Editions and Translations

The Heroic Age invites submissions of new editions and translations of early medieval texts related to Northen Europe. Both complete works and fragments of longer works will be considered for publication. The original may be in either an early medieval vernacular or Latin or Greek. Translations and editions should not exceed 7000 words, although longer texts may be considered. Please consult the Author's Instructions for general submission guidelines. Preference will be given to texts that do not exist in a modern edition or translation. Please indicate if the text is previously unedited or untranslated.

Issue 16: Alcuin and His Impact

Alcuin spans the Anglo-Saxon and Continental worlds and his influence is felt far beyond his own period and place. This issue seeks to explore the man, his times, and his influence on his contemporaries and on subsequent generations.

Articles should be 7000 words including bibliography and endnotes, and conform to The Heroic Age's in-house style. Instructions may be found under Submission Instructions. All submissions will be reviewed by two readers according to a double-blind policy. All submissions should be sent to Larry Swain.

Issue 17: Carolingian Border-Lands

This issue seeks to explore the lands and peoples surrounding the Carolingian kingdom(s) and the relationship between empire and "periphery". Possible topics might include, but not be limited to: the Spanish March, Carolingians and England and Ireland, the Scandinavian countries, Carolingian "foreign policy" and trade, cross-border/cultural/linguistic influences, Italy, Byzantine Empire and the Carolingians, Saxons, Avars and Slavs just to name a few. The focus is on the regions surrounding the Carolingians and possibly Carolingian relationships with those borderlands whether political, religious, or cultural.

Articles should be 7000 words including bibliography and endnotes, and conform to The Heroic Age's in-house style. Instructions may be found under Submission Instructions. All submissions will be reviewed by two readers according to a double-blind policy. All submissions should be sent to Larry Swain.

Issue 18: Occitan Poetry

We would like to invite submissions for the special 2012 issue of HA on Occitan poetry, edited by Anna Klosowska (Miami U. of OH). We are interested in submissions including but not limited to the following topics and approaches:

Publication: June 2012 (online)
Final revisions due: March 1, 2012
Response from anonymous readers by: December 1, 2012
Submission due: July 1, 2011

Submissions should be 3000 words including bibliography and endnotes, and conform to The Heroic Age's in-house style. Instructions may be found under Submission Instructions. All submissions will be reviewed by two readers according to a double-blind policy. All submissions should be sent to Anna Klosowska, Special Issue Editor.


Future issues and sections currently planned for The Heroic Age include but are not limited to: