Call for articles and reviews for a special issue of Postgraduate English on Basil Bunting and Friends

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Postgraduate English journal

Paper are now solicited for the forthcoming Issue of Postgraduate English journal:

Special Issue on Basil Bunting and Friends (Issue 25, September 2012):

The 25th Issue of Postgraduate English focuses on the work of Basil Bunting and on poets associated with Bunting, and will address the possibility a broader modernist tradition to which he belongs, in line with the theme of a forthcoming conference, to be held in Durham on the 4th and 5th July.

More information about the conference can be found here:

We welcome papers that position Bunting in the broad modernist context, discuss movements in music, philosophy, religion, science, visual art, nature, politics, and fiction, as well as poetry, which influenced Bunting, or were influenced by him in turn. Bunting's work might be discussed in relation to any of the following figures:

Dante Alighieri, W. H. Auden, J. S. Bach, Richard Caddel, Catullus, Kamo no Chōmei, Bob Cobbing, Robert Creeley, Saint Cuthbert, Peter Dale, Donald Davie, Karl Drerup, T. S. Eliot, Ferdowsi, Ford Madox Ford, George Fox, Allen Ginsberg, Bill Griffiths, Hāfez, Ian Hamilton-Finlay, Horace, Omar Khayyam, Tony Lopez, Mina Loy, Lucretius, Hugh MacDiarmid, Barry MacSweeney, Manuchehri, Karl Marx, Thomas Meyer, Stuart Montgomery, Eric Mottram, Lorine Niedecker, Charles Olson, George Oppen, Tom Pickard, Ezra Pound, Dorothy Pound, Rudaki, Saadi, Domenico Scarlatti, Colin Simms, Joseph Skipsey, Gael Turnbull, Francois Villon, Walt Whitman, Jonathan Williams, William Carlos Williams, Ludwig Wittgenstein, William Wordsworth, Louis Zukofsky

Please note that participation in the conference is not required for a paper to be considered for inclusion in the forthcoming issue of the journal.

We also invite book reviews for the next issue. Please contact the editors in advance with details of the book you wish to review.

Papers (of maximum 7000 words) for inclusion in the issue must be received no later than 19th August 2012.

Please consult submission guidelines and style guide available here:

N.B. Papers which do not comply with the submission requirements will be returned to the author for revision before they can be accepted for peer review.

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Postgraduate English is an established, professionally peer-reviewed journal for postgraduate students of English in the UK and Europe run by English Studies Department at Durham, UK.

In addition to scholarly articles, we also invite book reviews, reflections on postgraduate teaching, and free-wheeling polemics on all things academic, from intramural malfeasance to the education cuts. These need not be refereed.

We are also happy to publish details of conferences or colloquia aimed at postgraduates. For further details, please see the submissions guidelines. The email address for submissions is