Call for essay proposals: edited collection on Modernist Studies

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Noelia Malla
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Ezra Pound's proclamation to 'Make it new' traced the quintessential phrase of the modernist period in Literature and the Arts. Whilst the work of James Joyce perhaps embodies Pound's phrase more than any other modernist writer, testifying to the fearlessness of the true literary revolutionary, we will also be looking at a number of key writers of the period. This volume will look at the form, context, and development of literary modernism by considering prominent writers of the period: Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, T S Eliot, Wyndham Lewis, Ezra Pound, and Virginia Woolf (among others). It will also seek to explore literary and artistic movements such as Imagism, Futurism and Vorticism which played a significant part in the development of Anglo-American Modernism.

Possible topics may include:

- Modernist manifestos
- Urbanity
- Modernist subjectivity
- Colonialism and Nationalism
- Memory, nostalgia, elegy
- Modernism, Technology and the Body
- Regional Modernism
- The 1930s, class, social change.
- War and Fascism
- After Modernism

Interested contributors are encouraged to forward a 300-500 word abstract, along with a brief curriculum vitae, to Noelia Malla by October 15, 2015. Drafts or longer outlines are also welcome at this time. For citation style, refer to the current edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.

Decision on abstracts will be communicated by November 1, 2015.
Completed submissions should be approximately 20 pages, or 8,000 words, in length and be submitted by December 15, 2015.