Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Middlesex University
contact email: 
alisonwinch@yahoo.co.uk; lawrencenormand@gmail.com

We are commissioning a book chapter on Robert Pirsig and Buddhism for an edited collection of essays to be published by Continuum in 2012.

This will be an exciting and innovative volume examining the reception of Buddhism in British and American literature. Timely and valuable, it will offer an authoritative introduction to how a variety of authors from T.S. Eliot through to Christopher Isherwood and Iris Murdoch engaged with Buddhist thought.

We are looking for a lively well-written piece which demonstrates a knowledgeable and scholarly understanding of both Buddhist thought and Robert Pirsig.

Please send proposals of interest and a 500 word abstract by October 1st 2011 to:

alisonwinch@yahoo.co.uk
lawrencenormand@gmail.com

Anticipated deadline for completed chapters (6000 words including notes) is 31st January 2012

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
interdisciplinary
journals_and_collections_of_essays
popular_culture
postcolonial
religion
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond