Transport in British Fiction: 1870-1930 (Collection of Critical Essays)

full name / name of organization: 
Adrienne Gavin and Andrew Humphries
contact email: 
adrienne.gavin@canterbury.ac.uk

Transport in British Fiction: 1870-1930
(Collection of Critical Essays)

Essay proposals are invited for a proposed volume of critical essays on transport in British fiction in the period 1870-1930. The collection aims to assess transport’s position in literary consciousness during a period of rapid social and cultural change. Essays should focus centrally on the use of transport or forms of transportation in novels, novellas or short stories during this period and might consider, for example:
• the narrative role of transport
• the contextual or historical picture of transport presented in fiction
• the representation of specific transport vehicles across a period (i.e. the New Woman and the bicycle, or the motor car and Modernism)
• transport and social or cultural transition
• transport in children’s literature
• transport within the context of an author’s approach to new technologies
• transport and gender
• transport and class
• transport and sexualities
Other approaches to transport in British fiction during this period will also be considered. Proposals are welcomed on single authors or on topics which range across writers, subgenres or periods of British fiction 1870-1930.
We envisage that completed essays will be 6,000-words long and due in January 2011.

Please email 500-word proposals and a 150-200-word biography by 30 September 2010 to BOTH editors:

Adrienne Gavin
Adrienne.gavin@canterbury.ac.uk

Andrew Humphries
Andrew.humphries@canterbury.ac.uk

Dr Adrienne Gavin
Reader in English
Department of English
Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury
Kent CT1 1QU, UK

Dr Andrew Humphries
Senior Lecturer
Department of Education
Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury
Kent CT1 1QU, UK

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