[UPDATE] CFP -- Edited volume on Trains, Modernity and Cultural Production (abstracts due sept. 30, 2010)

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Benjamin Fraser, Steven Spalding
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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 has received positive feedback from a handful of respected university and academic presses and we are looking to move fast on this project**.