Guidelines for Contributors

1. Language

The book will be published as part of the new ISECS Series "International 18th Century Studies" (Honoré Champion, Paris), edited by Jochen Schlobach. All contributions will have to be written in English or French.

Of course it will be possible to give quotations in other languages. In the case of longer quotations, however, we strongly recommend that you provide an English or French translation in a corresponding endnote.


2. Computeristics

We need

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If you use current versions of standard programms like WORD or WORDPERFECT – and we strongly urge you to do so – an ordinary text-file will be fine.

If not, we need a text-file and an additional RTF-file (i.e. a "Rich-Text-Format" version of your text-file) – your programm should offer you this as an additional option for saving (and exporting) texts.

If your programm does not allow for RTF-exports – please throw it away and start anew! If you are reluctant to do so but perfectly willing to bear our curses: Send us an ASCII-file of your text, copy all of your endnotes as text (not as embedded notes!) into a second file and save this too in an ASCII-version on your disc.



Contributors are earnestly requested to use the least possible amount of formatting in their texts. Indentation, centering, and other formatting commands do complicate the work of the copy-editors (i.e. yours truly!). So, please, do not indent, tabulate, or center!

If your programme provides layout-options (if not, again: throw it away!) please use the following only:

The only difference between these layouts is in the size of the font (see below). All paragraphs are double-spaced and not indented. Just assign the correct layout (all based on "Standard") – and we will do the rest.



Please use



Please, at all rates, disable "HYPHENATION" !

If you use WORD (and we pray to God you will) please send us an Email and we will immediately provide you with a *.dot-file which you can use for writing or formatting your contribution.

(You can also download the *.dot-file here.)


3. Style

Titles of all primary texts are given in italics; for secondary literature follow the standard rule: Titles of books and journals are given in italics, titles of journal-articles and book-contributions appear in quotation marks ("xxx").

Do not use ellipses at the beginning or end of quotations to indicate suppressed elements in the original quoted syntax. Ellipses within(!) quotations are marked by [...].

Use endnotes to provide detailed bibliographical information.

Examples for bibliographical entries:

David G. Coleman, The Gallo-Roman Muse, Cambridge, 1979, 87-9
(however: 101-102, 113-14, etc.).
René Wellek, A History of Modern Criticism 1750-1950, 8 vols., New Haven, London, 1981-92.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Vorlesungen Ÿber die Philosophie der Geschichte, ed. by F. BrunstŠd, intro. by Theodor Litt, Stuttgart, 1961.
Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Hegel, The Philosophy of History, trans. by J. Sibree, pref. by Charles Hegel, new intro. by C. J. Friedrich, New York, 1956.
Gerald Gillespie, "The Discourse of Defeat in Nineteenth-Century Narrative", Neohelicon 15 (1979), 227-36, here: 228.
Note: Do not use in before the title of the volume.
István Sötér, "Das nationale Epos und die Romantik in der ungarischen, kroatischen und serbischen Literatur", Comparative Literary Studies. Essays Presented to György Mihály Vajda on His Seventieth Birthday, ed. by István Fried, Zoltán Kanyó and József Pál, Szeged, 1983, 191-98.
Note: Do not use in before the title of the volume.

For all later references use surname of author (and, if necessary to avoid misunderstandings, short version of title) + number of endnote:

28 Gillespie (cf. note 23), 228.   or    28 Gillespie, "Discourse of Defeat" (cf. note 23), 229.

For continuous quotations from the same source you can use page numbers in brackets within the main text.

xxxxxxxxx: "yyyyyyyyyyyyyyy" (344).

If there are many quotations from one particular source we strongly recommend that you introduce an abbreviation with the first quotation to reduce the number of endnotes:

32 Rainer Maria Rilke, Werke. Kommentierte Ausgabe, 4 vols., ed. Manfred Engel et. al., Frankfurt, Leipzig, 1996 (cited as KA).
xxxxxxx: "yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy" (KA 4, 193). xxxxxxxxxx


4. Details

Wrong Right
À partir de... A partir de...
État Etat
Événement Evénement
Wrong Right
19ème XIXe
5ème 5e
1ère 1re
1er 1er


5. Request for Supporting Materials

Contributors should make xerox (photostatic) copies of all quotations, and of the title pages of the books in which these quotations appear. The same holds for the text of published translations. Contributors should furnish these xerox copies in good order when they submit their ms. to the editors.


6. Originality of Research Submitted

All contributions to the volume will represent original scholarship written for this project and shall not have been published elsewhere in any language. Further, the author will agree not to publish his/her contribution to elsewhere in any language until two years after the publication of our volume.

Please send your contribution to

Prof. Dr. Manfred Engel
Institut fuer neuere deutsche u. europaeische Literatur
FernUniversitäts Hagen
Feithstr. 188
D-58084 Hagen

Of course you can mail the text-file – but we also need a print-out!


Bernard Dieterle / Manfred Engel

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