CFP: [Collections] Origins of English Literary Modernism

full name / name of organization: 
Gregory F. Tague
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Academica Press, LLC (Bethesda, MD; Palo Alto, CA; Dublin and Oxford) is
pleased to announce a call for essays to be included in an edited
collection entitled: Origins of Literary Modernism in England.

The aim of the volume is to examine nascent movements, genre shifts,
developing authors, and controversial themes as they emerged in both poetry
and prose. We are less interested in the obscure and the Irish literary
revival and more concerned with the essence of the creative nexus of London
from the end of the nineteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth
century (up to around 1911). We are less interested in essays completely
focused on the â€"isms of the period but more focused on particular authors
(individually or grouped) through their representative works. We are
looking for previously unpublished essays only, from established and
beginning scholars world-wide.

We are aware that this specific topic has been treated previously; so, to
name a few: P.N. Furbank et al., Modernism and Its Origins (1975); Michael
Levenson, A Genealogy of Modernism (1984); Sanford Schwartz, The Matrix of
Modernism (1985); Sydney Kaplan, Katherine Mansfield and the Origins of
Modernist Fiction (1991); Stan Smith, The Origins of Modernism (1994);
Brendan Wallace, The Origins of British Modernism (1998); and of course
some more comprehensive collections, notably Malcolm Bradbury and James
McFarlane’s, Modernism (1976; 1991). In fact, precisely because of the
continued interest in modernism (Modernist Studies Association in America
and the Centre for Modernist Studies, Univ. of Sussex), we invite
prospective authors to revisit these volumes and question the nature of
early modernism with renewed vigor.

As a suggestion, some individual authors to consider (even paired or
grouped collectively) might include (listed here alphabetically), again
with emphasis on origins and London as a source:

A. Bennett
F.H. Bradley
J. Conrad
H. Doolittle (HD)
T.S. Eliot
F.S. Flint
F.M. Ford
E.M. Forster
T. Hardy
T.E. Hulme
H. James
J. Joyce
D.H. Lawrence
W. Lewis
K. Mansfield
G.E. Moore
J.M. Murry
W. Pater
E. Pound
L. Strachey
E. Thomas
H.G Wells
O. Wilde
V. Woolf
W.B. Yeats

We would request finished essays in MLA style by June 2008. We are looking
for good, clear writing on solid authors, extensive use of scholarly
resources, and polished essays around 20-25 pages in length.

Proposals (with a very brief biography) or inquiries may be submitted
either on paper format or (preferably) by e-mail (with a clear subject
line; no attachments please) to:

Gregory F. Tague, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
St. Francis College
180 Remsen Street â€" Room 6005
Brooklyn Heights, New York 11201 USA

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