9.237 Hellas: call & information

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Wed, 18 Oct 1995 21:30:04 -0400 (EDT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 237.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)

[1] From: harnett@DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU (96)
Subject: Hellas Submissions

[2] From: harnett@DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU (44)
Subject: Hellas Table of Contents

Date: Tue, 17 Oct 1995 23:55:19 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Hellas Submissions

Call for Submissions

HELLAS, A Journal of Poetry and the Humanities, is a
literary and scholarly semiannual devoted to a
rationalist reform of the arts. Of the 160 pages of each
issue, 40 are devoted to poetry, especially metrical,
that avoids prosaism and meaninglessness. The remainder
is devoted to prose of different kinds, including not
only serious scholarship, but a sprinkling of learned

Some general remarks on submissions:

1) Every submission must be accompanied by a stamped,
self-addressed envelope.
2) It is advisable to query first by email or regular
mail with an abstract and a copy of the essay's first
3) Footnotes should follow Chicago style.
4) Submissions MUST appeal to the non-specialist.

Please note that, although the "maximum length" of each
section may occasionally be exceeded, brevity will aid a
submission's chances of acceptance.

Queries and abstracts, but not essays or poems, may be
emailed directly to the address of Gerald Harnett, the

Finely written and rigorously coherent studies of modern
poetry, Renaissance literature and ancient literature.
One essay in each of these three areas, and another in
philosophy, is used in each issue. Essays in other areas,
such as medieval or Enlightenment literature, are also
occasionally taken. Especially sought are studies of
classicism, neoclassicism and the relations between
ancient and modern literatures. Include SASE. Maximum
length: 10,000 words.

Hellas would like to publish essays in ancient, medieval
and Renaissance history, preferably with some pertinence
to literary studies, of interest to the general reader.
These may be amusing or casual, but MUST be readable.
Maximum length: 10,000 words.

Essays on technical matters such as meter, poetic diction
and trope. Maximum length: 5,000 words.

Amusing essays on literary subjects. Maximum length:
3,000 words.

Opinion on issues stirring the world of arts and letters.
Maximum length: 3000 words.

A forum wherein the enlightened opposition, such as there
is, may display higher nervous system functions and
vocalization skills. Essays may be submitted in earnest
or in jest. Maximum length: 5,000 words.


Renaissance Studies: William Kerrigan and Gordon Braden
Classical Studies: Barry Baldwin
Modern Poetry Studies: Christopher Clausen
Philosophy: John Ellis and Eva Brann

Ars Poetica: David Rothman
Forum: Joseph Aimone
Poetry: Gerald Harnett
Advisory Board: Richard Wilbur, Anthony Hecht, X.J.
Kennedy, Molly Peacock

Editor-in-chief: Gerald Harnett

HELLAS is published by the Aldine Press, Ltd., a
nonprofit corporation. Contributions in cash or kind are

SUBSCRIPTIONS: 1 yr.: $14. 2 yrs.: $24. Foreign
subscriptions: $4 extra per year. Issued semiannually.
ISSN 1044-5331. Send payment with subscription order to:

HELLAS 304 South Tyson Avenue, Glenside, PA 19038


Honored by the Conference of Editors of Learned Journals
in 1991 with a Best New Journal award, Hellas is a
unique, Miltonic wedding of paideia and poiesis,
instruction and delight, engaging scholarship and
original poetry. Hellas and its remarkable new generation
of poets critics and theorists have yoked the energy of
the contemporary imagination to the verbal elegance,
moral seriousnessness and good order of neoclassical

"Hellas is a most worthy journal, and I recommend it
Paul Kristeller

"Hellas is beautiful, strong and original.
Fred Turner

"I have been reading through Hellas with interest,
amusement and old-fashioned pleasure. Provocative and
innovative, Hellas offers a very welcome liveliness and
Anthony Hecht

"Hellas is full of vigor, sass and interest. It is well-
launched and praiseworthy."
Richard Wilbur

Date: Tue, 17 Oct 1995 23:56:22 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Hellas Table of Contents

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Here follows a supplement to the *Hellas* guidelines,
just posted to several lists. It lists a few titles of
recently published or forthcoming essays. Some of these
essays are less than four or five thousand words in
length. I'm especially looking for essays on ancient,
medieval or Renaissance subjects, whether historical,
literary or philosophical, such as might please and
instruct an audience of non-specialists.

Essays on modern literature must be devoted to poetry.

It would be helpful to send an abstract with a copy off
the first page of the submission to my email address:


Here's the list:


ESSAYS (from the section "Poems and Essays)

Gordon Braden The Wrath of Odysseus
Michael Lind Why Chivalry Is Not Dead
Peter Constantine Parla Veneziakana? Renaissance
Venetians on the Southern Tip
of Greece
Anton van Hooff Self-Murder, Antiquity's New Idea
Richard Moore Problems in Classicism
David Mulroy Hesiod Winking
Stephen Shankman Valery and Pindar
Annette Feldmann How Shelley Wrote Ozymandias
Philip White Truth and Play in *The Winter's
Henry Weinstein Lacrimae Rerum: Why Dante Weeps


Michael Helsem Neoprosody and then Some
Marilyn Taylor The Comeback of Prosodic Analysis
Charles Rafferty The Use of Slant Rhyme
Thomas Carper Attridge's Useful Scansion
Rachel Hadas On Translating Baudelaire

Jan Schreiber on *The Rule that Liberates* by
Richard Moore
Joseph Aimone on *Each in His Season* by W.D.

Alicia Stallings Poets and Critics
Anita Sullivan Writing Mediocre Literature
Barry Baldwin The Birdman of Hampshire
Jascha Kessler Thalia: Muse of Comedy