The Famished Road: Ben Okri's Imaginary Homelands - deadline for submissions: 20 October 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Vanessa Guignery / Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

This collection of essays, which will be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in Britain, will focus on Ben Okri's Booker prize-winning novel The Famished Road in order to try and offer new perspectives, a little more than twenty years after its publication. Contributors are welcome to adopt a variety of approaches that will illuminate the main themes, narrative strategies, literary traditions, modes of writing, generic traits and any other component of the novel. All papers are to be in English and will be peer-reviewed. Papers should be around 7000 words (40 000 to 50 000 signs, spaces included).

Please send an abstract (300 words) along with a short biography (200 words).
Contact Vanessa Guignery to be sent the stylesheet.

Contact: Vanessa Guignery, ENS de Lyon

Deadline for submission of peer-reviewed articles: 20th October 2012