Modern Fiction Studies Special Issue: Modernist Life Narratives—Bildungsroman, Biography, Autobiography

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Call for Papers: Modernist Life Narratives—Bildungsroman, Biography, Autobiography

Guest Editor: John Paul Riquelme
Deadline for Submissions: September 1, 2012

The Editors of MFS seek essays that reflect on the Bildungsroman from 1890 to 1950, especially in relation to other types of life writing of the period. What are the significant similarities and differences among these related narrative forms, with regard to style, structure, and conceptual implications? We welcome essays that focus on individual writers and works, as well as essays that deal more broadly with relations and differences between writers and forms of modernist life writing. We would be especially interested in seeing commentaries that involve revisionary thinking about modernism or that take innovative theoretical directions for characterizing life writing in the frame of modernity.

Essays should be 6000-9000 words and should follow the MLA Style Manual for internal citation and works cited. Please submit your essay, cover letter, and abstract to our online submission system:

Queries should be directed to John Paul Riquelme (