CFP -- Edited volume on Trains, Modernity and Cultural Production (Collection of essays)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Fraser and Steven Spalding
contact email: 
fraserb2010@gmail.com

Essays are being solicited for an edited volume on the topic of trains, modernity and cultural production. The volume is intended to be interdisciplinary and transnational in scope, likely covering areas such as Europe, South and East Asia, Latin America and more, and spanning the period of the mid-to-late nineteenth century to the present day. Submissions of interest will not have been published elsewhere, and will deal with railroads, trains, subways, etc. from a perspective grounded in cultural studies or cultural history, either incorporating an analysis of cultural artifacts or dealing with train travel in a more theoretical sense in a specific regional, urban or area context. Comparative studies are also welcome.

If interested, please send a detailed abstract of 300-500 words to Benjamin Fraser (Hispanic Studies, English Studies [US, UK, AUS, NZ…], South and East Asian Studies, fraserb2010@gmail.com) or Steven Spalding (French and Francophone Studies, Germanic and Eastern European Studies, Middle-Eastern and African Studies, steven.spalding@cnu.edu) by September 30, 2010.

If your proposal is accepted, the final essay of 7,500 – 11,000 words will be due by March 1, 2011. A proposal for the volume is being submitted to a number of university and academic presses and we are looking to move fast on this project.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
journals_and_collections_of_essays
popular_culture
science_and_culture
theory
travel_writing