CFP: Mary Augusta Ward (10/31/03; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
John Ballam
contact email: 
johnballam@hotmail.com

MARY AUGUSTA WARD: A COLLECTION OF CRITICAL ESSAYS

Submissions are invited for a collection of critical essays centring upon
the life and work of Mary Augusta Ward (Mrs Humphry Ward) [1851-1920]. The
essays should be in the region of 4000-6000 words, and may treat of any
aspect Ward’s career, but the special emphasis will be upon Ward’s fiction.
Some topics for consideration may include (but are not limited to) the
following:

Critical readings of fiction and/or non-fiction work
Autobiographical writing, including letters
Relationship with contemporaries’ reception of Ward’s work in Europe and
America
Political writing, including lectures and correspondence
Attitude (and activities) as part of the Anti-Suffrage League
Position with regard to the theological and philosophical debates of the
Victorian period
Relations with family, including the Arnolds and Huxleys
Serialization
Images of women; metaphysics; Aesthetic Movement; history of Ward criticism;
gothic; portraits of associates; historical consciousness; popularity of
fiction; loss of critical esteem

Contributors should submit 200-300 word proposals before 31 October 2003 to
Dr J. D. Ballam at johnballam_at_hotmail.com, with the subject line, ‘Ward:
Critical Essays’. Completed essays are likely to be expected by June/July
2004.

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