Special Topic of Issue 30: Nineteenth-Century Literature

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Special Topic of Issue 30: Nineteenth-Century Literature
The long nineteenth century is a revolutionary, experimental and drastically changing age. Inheriting Romanticism and preceding modernism, this age, either in the East or the West, has produced a prodigious amount of classics of different genres, many as the results of cross-boundary interactions among various fields. It is also a golden age of popular culture including newspapers and periodicals. Meanwhile, the age has also generated many problems, wars, imperial invasions, famines, epidemics, crisis of faith, racial discord, political conflict, sexual injustice, and opposition between labourers and capitalists—all stimulated many debates, movements and new ideas. To grasp the dynamic age, it is essential to listen to the different voices of grandeur, density, and multiplicity that the great symphony is composed of. This special issue of the peer-reviewed journal Sun Yat-sen Journal of Humanities, scheduled to be published in December 2010, invites research papers focused on the long nineteenth century. The articles may be about any of the following topics:

1. Interdisciplinary studies of literature, art, music, science, society, education, politics, economics, law, religion, philosophy, and their interactions in this period; canonical writers/ composers/ artists and their works; recent development of researches related to this period;
2. Canonical authors/artists/composers and their works revisited in retrospect; genres and trends; new material and methodology; modern re-creation and adaptation;
3. Comparison of different writers/artists/composers, of different periods or movements; influence by any past tradition or its impact on the epoch to come;
4. Popular culture (such as newspapers and magazines, theatres, museums and exhibitions); subgenres (such as military, sport, travel, adventure, fashion, fairy tale, ghost story, erotica, queer, or new woman).
Manuscripts of 4,500-10,000 words should be sent by 15 September 2010 to:
College of Liberal Arts
National Sun Yat-sen University
70 Lien-hai Road, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan

You may send via e-mail to cla@mail.nsysu.edu.tw or sysjoh@mail.nsysu.edu.tw
For further information, see http://www.la.nsysu.edu.tw/TEST/publication5.htm
Or contact the Guest Editor, Dr. Shu-Fang Lai, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Sun Yat-Sen University (e-mail: sflai@mail.nsysu.edu.tw).