Call for Submissions: Edited collection on Post-9/11 British and American Literature (12/1/11; 6/1/12)

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Kristine Miller, Associate Professor, Utah State University

Call for Submissions (edited collection): Post-9/11 British and American Literature: Ten Years Later

Editor: Kristine Miller, Associate Professor, Utah State University

During the ten years since 9/11, the political rhetoric and policies of a "War on Terror" have become part of daily life for the British and American public. This collection of essays will examine the variety of responses to 9/11 and its aftermath in British and American literature. While some writers have recreated or reconstructed the terrorist attacks directly in their work, others have chosen to represent the effects of those attacks more obliquely, without specific reference to 9/11. This volume will present current scholarship about the ways in which literature has responded not only to the terrorist attacks themselves, but also to the media representation of those attacks, the resulting political policies and military action, and the continuing climate of war and terror in the United States and the United Kingdom. The editor seeks both original, previously unpublished essays on post-9/11 British or American literature and interviews with literary writers working on this topic.

Potential topics (others welcome):

* The work of a particular British or American writer
* Comparative studies around a particular post-9/11 theme
* Representations of other conflicts (WWII, for example)
* Literature by or about British or American Muslims
* Representations of the media
* Women responding to 9/11
* Representations of public rhetoric and/or private trauma
* The 9/11 Commission Report as literary text
* Graphic novels or comics after 9/11
* Literary commemoration and memorialization

I have received initial interest in the volume from an academic press.

Please send abstracts of 250-300 words and a brief two-page CV by December 1, 2011 to Kristine Miller at

Completed essays or interviews must be submitted by June 1, 2012. These final submissions must be between 20 and 30 double-spaced pages long using 12-point font (including notes, bibliography, etc.), and they should follow MLA formatting guidelines.