Contemporary North American Dystopian Literature [March 30, 2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Brett Josef Grubisic, Tara Lee, Gisèle M. Baxter
contact email: 
dystopian.anthology@ubc.ca

Call for Submissions
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At century’s end and after, a dystopian mood - what Peter Fitting calls "the sense of a threatened near future" - has been evident in daily life and, of course, national literatures. Seeking to explore literary iterations of that mood, the editors of After NAFTA: Contemporary North American Dystopian Literature encourage submissions about a variety of literary genres - novels, short fiction, or graphic novels (written in English or translated) - published by Canadian, American, and Mexican authors between 1994 and 2010.

The editors of After NAFTA have an agreement for publication with Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Topics/approaches that might be taken into consideration:

· Ecology, environment, rural/urban
· Sexuality and gender
· Geo-politics, governmental structure, ideology, knowledge
· Community, ethnicity, race, territory, class structure
· Spirituality, religion, mythology, history
· Technology
· The body, post-humanism, cybernetics, genetics
· Consumerism, media, popular culture

Please send a brief query and/or a 300-word (maximum) proposal to dystopian.anthology@ubc.ca by March 30, 2011 and include a brief bio/bibliographical note.
Accepted essays will be due September 30, 2011 and should be between
4000 and 6000 words.

Brett Josef Grubisic, Tara Lee, Gisèle M. Baxter, eds. After NAFTA:
Contemporary North American Dystopian Literature

Department of English, University of British Columbia

397-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC CANADA V6T 1Z1

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