The Titanic at 100: A Critical Collection

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Cameron McFarlane, Nipissing University, and Barbara Bruce, Carleton University
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The Titanic at 100: A Critical Collection

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster in 2012, we seek abstracts (300-500 words) for an edited, interdisciplinary collection of scholarly essays.

Engineering marvel, instant parable, and dramatic stage set, the Titanic is as fascinating for its long afterlife as it is for its short but spectacular career. This collection proposes a re-examination of both the immediate and enduring cultural impact of the Titanic a century after its sinking. We welcome abstracts for articles addressing any aspect of the Titanic phenomenon from any critical, theoretical, or historical approach.

Possible topics:

- the Titanic and its historical moment
- the immediate aftermath of the disaster and the British and American inquiries
- the Titanic in fiction and poetry
- the Titanic in film, television, song, and other media
- the Titanic and popular historiography
- the Titanic and tourism—then and now
- the Titanic wreck, artifacts, collections, and displays
- the Titanic and technology

Please send abstracts and a short bio by the 15th of August, 2010, to Cameron McFarlane (Nipissing U) and Barbara Bruce (Carleton U) at Completed essays of not more than 25 double-spaced pages (incl. notes and bibliography; Times New Roman 12 font) will be due the 31st of January, 2011. Inquiries are welcome.