Essay collection: The Robinsonade

deadline for submissions: 
January 31, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Jakub Lipski, Kazimierz Wielki University
contact email: 

Chapters are sought for a book provisionally titled "The Robinsonade: Transnational and Transmedial Approaches", ed. Jakub Lipski (Kazimierz Wielki University), to be published in 2019. Please send in your chapter proposals (about 200 words) along with a brief bio to j.lipski@ukw.edu.pl by the end of January, 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by the end of February. Complete chapters (about 5000 words) will be due in June, 2018. The editors of the series Transits (Bucknell University Press) have expressed an interest in the collection. Preliminary enquiries welcome. 

Possible subject areas include:

- Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, its sequels, spawns and imitations

- Poetics of the Robinsonade

- Iconography of the Robinsonade

- Robinsonades and religious discourses (the allegorical and the spiritual)

- Robinsonades and philosophies of human nature

- Robinsonades and utopian/dystopian fiction

- Counter-canonical Robinsonades

- Robinsonades and colonial/post-colonial ideology

- Robinsonades in children’s literature

- Science fiction and apocalyptic Robinsonades

- Robinsonades and the visual arts (cinema, painting, comics)

- Robinsonades on television