CFP: [Romantic] Transatlantic Exchanges, 1783-1863

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Julia M. Wright
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Call for Essays: Transatlantic Exchanges from the Anglo-American War to the
Emancipation Proclamation (c. 1783-1863)

A new and burgeoning field of interdisciplinary investigation,
transatlantic scholarship contextualizes its objects of study in relation
to exchanges, interactions, and negotiations that occurred between and
among authors and other artists hailing from both sides of the Atlantic. As
a result, transatlantic research calls into question established
disciplinary boundaries that have long functioned to segregate various
national or cultural literatures and art forms, challenging as well the
traditional academic emphasis upon periodization and canonization.

For a volume tentatively titled "Transatlantic Exchanges from the
Anglo-American War to the Emancipation Proclamation," we invite essay
submissions on any aspect of transatlantic literatures from the period
circa 1783-1863. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
* migration and settlement
* the Atlantic slave trade and transatlantic abolition movement
* comparative analyses of different colonial sites
* literary and other cultural exchanges across the Atlantic
* European attitudes towards the Americas, and vice versa
* depictions of transatlantic conflicts, from the Seven Years’ War forward
* theorizing the transatlantic

The volume will be considered by Ashgate, where it will undergo a full
peer-review, so we ask submitters to note that, for documentation, Ashgate
prefers footnotes containing bibliographical information, roughly in a
variant of MLA note style; details of Ashgate’s house style are provided
online at .

Please send submissions of 6000-7000 words (including all notes) by *1
October 2009* as attachment in Word or WordPerfect to both editors, Julia
M. Wright ( Kevin Hutchings (
Those interested in submitting to the book series, Ashgate Series in
Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Studies, should contact Ann Donahue

--Julia M. WrightAssociate Professor / Canada Research Chair in European StudiesCo-editor, Ashgate Series in Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic StudiesDepartment of EnglishDalhousie University6135 University AvenueHalifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P9homepage: available: Irish Literature, 1750-1900: An Anthology, ed. Julia M.Wright (Blackwell, 2008) From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List more information at on Wed Dec 03 2008 - 12:01:27 EST