[UPDATE] CFP: Decadence in English Literature (proposals due 10/21/13; collection)

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Koray Melikoglu
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Please send abstracts for a scholarly collection to be published by Ibidem Press, Germany, distributed in the US by Columbia University Press. This publication will be a revised and expanded edition of Ibidem's previously published Decadences: Morality and Aesthetics in British Literature (Studies in English Literatures 2, www.ibidemverlag.de/Series/Studies-in-English-Literatures).

The theme of this volume will be Decadence and is not confined to the 1890s but is expected to contain essays upon all periods in British Literature from Anglo-Saxon to contemporary. Any essays exploring the philosophical, historical or aesthetic tendencies of Decadence literarily presented in Britain are encouraged.

Some suggested topics are:
- the literary implications of atrophy;
- decadence in formal practice: literary dandyism, euphuism, purple prose;
- decadence as illness, as a spur to creativity, as negative vitality.

All theoretical positions are welcome. Authors must hold PhDs. Essays will be expected to be maximally 20 pages in length excluding footnotes. Secondary source material is expected. Submissions addressing authors not already listed in the Table of Contents (available here: http://www.amazon.com/Decadences-Morality-Aesthetics-Literature-Literatu...) will be preferred.

Please send 1-2 page abstracts by October 21st to Dr. Paul Fox at pwreynard@yahoo.com. Final drafts of accepted essays are due by December 16th, 2013.