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Manuscripts should not exceed 5000 words, excluding notes, and should be prepared according to the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Notes must NOT exceed 750 words. A list of Works Cited should follow the endnotes, the word count of the list should not be included in the word count of the text or the endnotes. The number of words in the text proper and the endnotes should be listed separately on the cover sheet. Manuscripts exceeding the number of words in the text or the endnotes will not be accepted. Submissions should be sent to the Editor electronically in Word, in two separate attachments: one with the article proper excluding the author's name; another with a cover page, including title of the article and detailed contact information for the author (name, school affiliation, address, email, phone and fax numbers, date of submission, and number of words). NPEC has a policy of blind review; therefore, the author's name should not appear on the manuscript. Articles should normally be written in English, and all quotations in other languages should be translated into English, with the original appearing in parentheses for quotations under 10 words, or in the endnotes for longer ones. Pages should be numbered, using an abbreviated title of the article. A list of Works Cited should be added at the end of articles, past the notes.

All queries and correspondence regarding NPEC, excluding book reviews and advertising, should be addressed to:

Joe Johnson, Co-Editor
Department of Humanities
Clayton State University
Morrow, Georgia 30030 
Telephone 678-466-4737

Correspondence and inquiries regarding reviews of books should be addressed to:

Stephen A. Raynie
Book Review Editor for English
Department of English
Gordon State College
419 College Drive
Barnesville, GA 30204
Telephone 678-359-5282

Or to:

Kathleen Hardesty Doig
Book Review Editor for Other Languages
225 Kings Hwy.
Decatur, GA 30030-5225
Telephone 404-373-1158

The Book Review Editors welcome suggestions for book reviews; however, unsolicited reviews will not be accepted. Reviews must not exceed 700 words, excluding title of book, and name of reviewer. Review essays may exceed that number; however, prior arrangements must be made with the book review editor.

All submissions must be sent double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12, using the latest version of Word.

Correspondence and inquiries regarding advertising should be addressed to:

David Eick
Co-Managing Editor
Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, Michigan 49401
Telephone 606-331-3497

Or to:

Diane D. Kelley
Co-Managing Editor
Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, Washington 98416-1073
Telephone 253-879-3354 

The views contained in the articles and book reviews represent the sole opinions of their authors, not those of the editors, Auburn University, SEASECS, the Editorial Board, or the editorial staff.

NPEC: Volume 13, Spring 2016



Olivier Delers. “Whimsical Pornography: Albert Dubout’s Illustrations for Sade’s Justine.”

Jeff Loveland. “Buffon and Nomenclature.”

Kirstin Collins Hanley. “Wollstonecraft in Translation: The Re-Education of Young Grandison.”

Karen Sullivan. “Trauma in Rousseau’s The Levite of Ephraim.”

Michael Mulryan. “Humanizing the Herd, or How to Morally Enlighten the People: L-S Mercier’s Philosophy of Education.”

Kendall E. Spillman. “Possessed by an Heiress: The Miniature Portrait’s Role in Restoring Female Image and Inheritance in Ann Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udopho.”

NPEC: Volume 12, Spring 2015



Heather McPherson: Siddons Redux: Twilight and Afterlife of a Star

Catherine Montfort: Madame De La Tour Du Pin: An Aristocratic Farmer in America

Jeffrey Merrick: Imperial History and Sexual Identity in Eighteenth-Century Encyclopedia Articles About Florida

Ruth P. Thomas: Father Knows Best? Paternal Figures and their Daughters in Eighteenth-Century French Novels by Women


Carol L. White: Legal Reforms and Theological Adaptations: Geneva's Path Through the Eighteenth Century

Annette Chapman-Adisho: Catholicism at the Crossroads of Enlightenment and Revolution

Kathleen Hardesty Doig: Further Documentation on the Encylopedie Methodique


J. Mark Blackwell, Ruth P. Thomas, Stephen A. Raynie, Jeffrey Merrick, Nancy B. DuPree, Samia I. Spencer, Melody Knight Pritchard, Felicia B. Sturzer, Matthew W. Turner, Sarah Vandegrift Eldridge, Kellye Corcoran, David Eick, Staci Poston Conner, Ivy Dyckman, Christopher Mark Kennedy, Patrick Coleman, Martha F. Bowden, Christopher Allan Black, Nancy Zaice


NPEC: Volume 11, Spring 2014



Todd Estes. “The Endless Allure and Ultimate Folly of Determining the Original Meaning of the Constitution: History, Law, Politics, and the American Founding.”

David Wheeler. “Pope and the Public Sphere.”

Malcolm Cook. “Bernardin de Saint-Pierre and America.”

James Thompson. “Outsiders and Insiders in Sheridan.”

Rachael Isom. “Caroline Fry’s Death and Other Poems in Conversation with the Night Thoughts of Edward Young.”

NPEC: Volume 10, Spring 2013



Clorinda Donato. “Writing the Italian Nation in French: Cultural Politics in the Encyclopédie méthodique de Padoue.”

Michael Mulryan. “The Demoralization of Festive Space in Mercier’s Tableau de Paris.”

Allan H. Pasco. “The Incongruity of Resuscitated Classicism After the French Revolution.”

Jessica L. Riviere. “Challenging Generational Conflict in Short Stories by Sophie Von La Roche and Therese Huber.”

NPEC: Volume 9, Spring 2012



Theodore E. D. Braun. “A Midlife Crisis? Le Franc de Pompignan Turns 40.”

Jin Lu. “Eighteenth-Century French Ideas in the Late Qing Political Discourse: Examining the Role of a Retrospective Approach.”

Sally Hatch Gray. “Aesthetics, Anthropology, and the Limits of Enlightenment Cosmopolitism in Georg Forster’s Reise um die Welt.”

Ruth P. Thomas. “Family Feud and Family Ties: Brothers and Sisters in Eighteenth-Century French Novels.”

Amanda Paetz Hiner. “‘Not a Work for…Groveling Pens’: Aggressive Satire in the Political Pamphlets of Delarivier Manley.”

NPEC: Volume 8, Spring 2011



Katherine S. Green. “‘The Idol will be Broken’: Necessitarianism, Class and Gender in Inchbald’s Nature and Art.”

Althea M. Arguelles-Ling. “Performing Mother and Daughter in Cénie and La Gouvernante.”

Misty Krueger. “Revenge in Early Restoration England and Sir William Davenant’s Hamlet.”

James E. Evans. “Sentimental Economies in The School for Scandal.”

Scott Phillips. “‘A Pleasure on Which We Are Ashamed to Reflect’: Benjamin Hoadley’s The Suspicious Husband and Middle-Class Anxiety.”

NPEC: Volume 7, Spring 2010



Sara D Schotland. “Man as Brute and Beast as Exemplar: Man and Animals in Wordworth’s Poetry.”

Marie A. Wellington. “Liaisons and Their Dangers in Les Liaisons dangereuses.”

Rafe Blaufarb. “Nationalizing Discipline: A Reinterpretation of Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish.”

Ian D. Pearson. “The Origin of Johann Mattheson’s Das Neu-Eröffnete Orchestre: Progressive Hearing Loss vs. English Empiricism.”

Diane Duffrin Kelley. “The Morality of Plagiarism: Voltaire, Diderot and the Legacy of Graffigny’s Cénie.”

NPEC: Volume 6, Spring 2009



Marijn S. Kaplan. “A Newly discovered 1722 Letter by Fan- and Miniature Painter Louis Goupy.”

Florian Vauléon. “Chess in the Coffee House: The Philosophical Pastime of an Enlightened Nation.”

Christopher D. Johnson. “History, Fiction, and the Emergence of an Artistic Vision: Sarah Fielding’s Anna Boleyn Narrative.”

Carol Sherman. “Polyphony and Persuation in De Gouges’s Mémoire de Madame de Valmont.”

Bethany Packard. “‘Music, Awake, Her-Strike’: Revivifying Hermione in Garrick and Shakespeare.”

NPEC: Volume 5, Spring 2008



Rima Abunasser. “Daniel Defoe and the Economic Production of English National Identity.”

Ruth Thomas. “‘Ma soeur, mon amie.’ Friends as Family in Mme Riccoboni’s Fiction.”

Kamille Stone Stanton. “‘Capable of Being Kings’: The Influence of the Cult of King Charles I on the Early Modern Women’s Literary Canon.”

David Wheeler. “Placing Anna Seward: The ‘Genius of Place,’ Coalbrookdale and ‘Colebrook Dale.’”

Felicia B. Sturzer. “Writing the Self and Textual Authority in the Letters of Julie de Lespinasse.”

NPEC: Volume 4, Spring 2007



Dorothy Medlin. “André Morellet’s Friendship with Benjamin Franklin.”

Claire Boussel. “The Waning Days of the Académie Française, 1789-1793.”

Christopher D. Johnson. “Indeterminacy and Meaning: A Pedagogical Approach to Oroonoko.”

Lisa Plummer Crafton. “‘A Shameful Tale to Tell for Public Sport’: Wollstonecraft’s Revision of Rowe’s The Fair Penitent in The Wrongs of Woman; or Maria.”

NPEC: Volume 3, Spring 2006



Allan H. Pasco. “Revolutionary Divorce and the Marriage of History and Literature.”

Candy B.K. Schille. “The Two Faces of Eve: ‘Milton’s Pamela,’ ‘Dryden’s Shamela,’ and The State of Innocence.”

Annie Smart. “‘Bonnes mères qui savent penser.’ Motherhood and a Boy’s Education in Rousseau’s Emile and Epinay’s Lettres à mon fils.”

Laura Alexander. “‘Breathing of the Heart.’ Reading Sensibility in Pope’s Eloisa to Abeland.”