UPDATE: Iris Murdoch's Scenes: An Anthology of Moral Imaginations (8/21/07; collection)
Iris Murdoch's Scenes: An Anthology of Moral Imaginations
In this age of the Ethical Turn, we seek considerations of Iris Murdoch's
philosophical influences and encounters, her vast literary production, her
flashing insights in interviews, all kept close faith with the value and
mystery of the limited, often eccentric, individual other and the difficult
work of responsibly encountering reality. As the Humanities engage with
questions from the geopolitical to the personal regarding the other, Iris
Murdoch's work presents one model worthy of emulation, question, and
adaptation to the concerns we face in our present contexts.
This anthology, inspired by the Moral Imagination panel at the 2005 MLA,
seeks to collect essays from both established and emerging scholars in the
Humanities. Both discipline specific and interdisciplinary works are
encouraged and may address any of or any combination of the following
The call and deadline are herein revised to invite papers that will balance
out the anthology:
Aesthetics: literary influences on the novels, contemporary critical
approaches to the novels.
Philosophy: the influence of Murdoch's work on other philosophers,
connections between Murdoch's philosophy and that of other major
philosophers or theorists of subjectivity and/or gender.
History and Imagination: relations between Murdoch's novels and/or
philosophy and the history of the twentieth century, and implications of her
work for future humanist ventures.
Revised Deadline for Submissions is August 21, 2007. The anthology will be
published by McFarland Press, hopefully by late 2008. Editors work closely
Requirements: Essays should run between 7-9,000 words, and follow the most
recent MLA documentation format. Electronic submissions should arrive as
attachments in Microsoft Word. All submissions require cover letter
including an author bio, title of essay, and a brief abstract. Blind
submissions, please. The author's name should not appear on the essay.
Send Submissions or Queries to:
Dr. Simone Roberts sisanges_at_gmail.com <SimoneRoberts11_at_aol.com>
Co-editors: Dr. Alison Scott-Baumann, University of Gloucestershire
Dr. David Garrett Izzo, Fayetteville State University, NC
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or write Jennifer Higginbotham: higginbj_at_english.upenn.edu
Received on Wed Apr 04 2007 - 17:24:05 EDT