Essay Collection: Deathbed Scenes in Irish Writing

deadline for submissions: 
October 1, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Janes Silas Rogers (Universty of St Thomas)
contact email: 

CFP:  Book chapters -- Collection of essays on deathbed scenes in Irish and Irish diasporic literature

From the conversion scenes that were a staple of 19th-century didactic fiction,  on to Joyce’s “The Sisters,”  Tom Murphy’s Bailegangaire,  John McGahern’s Memoir, and in hundreds of other works, deathbed scenes run throughout Irish writing.  I am seeking critical essays that consider such works, from all genres, for an edited collection. Proposals with a comparative or intertextual dimension will be of special interest, but essays that examine a single work are also very welcome. Please send a proposal of no more than 250 words to jrogers@stthomas.edu  by October 1, 2017.  A major Irish Studies publisher has expressed interest, but there is no contract yet.