[CFP] Special Issue of TEXT on 'Gothic Writing'

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Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Dr Kimberley McMahon-Coleman

In recent years, Gothic Studies has evolved into a solid field of enquiry. 'Gothic' as a critical term has the potential to bring together perspectives from many areas within the cultural studies umbrella, with both an innovative and canonically-informed focus on literary forms and the writing process. Numerous incarnations of the Gothic mode can be found in multiple literary genres all over the world, from fiction to non-fiction, showing multiple forms and nuances. These different manifestations are not only typical of the geographical region in which they originate, but also provide proof of the interdisciplinary nature of the Gothic itself.

This special issue of TEXT: The Journal of Writing and Writing Courses seeks to explore 'Gothic writing' in the broadest sense of the term. Areas of investigation may include, but are not limited to:

• Gothic criticism
• Gothic non-fiction
• Gothic fiction
• Gothic poetry
• Gothic memoirs
• Gothic biographies and autobiographies
• Gothic histories
• Writing and publishing 'the Gothic'
• Gothic genres
• Popular Gothic
• Audience reception and trends
• Readership and consumption
• Gothic adaptations
• Gothic pedagogies

The editors of the special issue, Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell (Auckland University of Technology) and Dr Kimberley McMahon-Coleman (University of Wollongong) invite submissions of articles of 6,000-7,000 words in length. Articles should be emailed to the attention of both editors to: gothicissuetext@gmail.com. Please include a short bio (150 words) and an abstract (200 words) with your submission. The deadline for submission of articles is: 1 November 2015.