Flann O'Brien: Review of Contemporary Fiction - Special Centenary Issue (submit proposals by Oct 31st, 2010)
Review of Contemporary Fiction
Special Issue: Flann O'Brien (Guest Editors: Keith Hopper and Neil Murphy)
On the occasion of his centenary year (2011) and in acknowledgement of the extraordinary influence of Flann O'Brien's work on postmodernism, avant garde fiction, metafiction, and innovative fiction in general, the Review of Contemporary Fiction will devote a special issue to the author's work. Over the past two decades, the central importance of Flann O'Brien's work, has been repeatedly acknowledged in critical circles, and has been demonstrated by its continued presence on university syllabi. Many major literary critics have increasingly emphasized O'Brien's unique position in the history of fiction and, as a result, new generations of readers and critics of O'Brien have turned their attention to his work. In keeping with the Review of Contemporary Fiction's commitment to form, aesthetics, narrative experiment and innovation, we invite contributors to revisit O'Brien's fiction with the intention to offer new critical markers for Flann O'Brien scholarship in the coming years.
Initial submission of essay proposals: Potential contributors are invited to submit a 300 word proposal outlining the primary focus of the essay, including an indication of critical approach.
Send proposals to both Keith Hopper and Neil Murphy at the following e-mail addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Deadline for proposals: October 31st, 2010. The editors will respond by November 31st, 2010, at the latest.
*Contributors are advised to visit the homepage of the Review of Contemporary Fiction to familiarize themselves with the journal's critical ethos: http://www.dalkeyarchive.com/reviews/RCF/
Above all, each essay should be lucidly and elegantly written.
Completed essay submissions: Those who are invited to complete the essays will bear the following in mind:
Essays, prepared in accordance with MLA guidelines are to be submitted via email in the form of a WORD document (attachment) to both Keith Hopper and Neil Murphy at the following e-mail addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Essays should be approximately 5000 words (including notes etc)
Deadline for final submission of essays: March 15th, 2011.
Publication Date: Autumn 2011.
Address all inquiries to Keith Hopper and Neil Murphy via e-mail.