Essays on Noël Coward for a book-length collection

deadline for submissions: 
January 15, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Samuel Lyndon Gladden
contact email: 

Essays are sought for a collection of scholarship on the seminal twentieth-century playwright/lyricist/man-about-town Noël Coward. 1,000-2,500-word abstracts are invited for consideration on topics including but not limited to the following: Coward and style; Coward and substance; Coward and the post-Edwardian; Coward and “The Modern”; Coward and jazz-age aesthetics; Coward and class; Coward and gender; Coward and the lush life; Coward and gaiety; Coward and war; Coward and theatre/theatricality; Coward and music; Coward as playwright; Coward as lyricist; Coward as diarist; Coward as celebrity; Coward and Las Vegas; Coward, forerunners, and inheritors. A prospectus derived from abstracts will be submitted for review with full-length essays to be requested upon the establishment of a publication agreement. Abstracts should be sent by 15 January 2017 to Samuel Lyndon Gladden, Associate Dean and Professor of Literature, College of Human Sciences and Humanities, Mail Box 416, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX 77058 or to <gladden@uhcl.edu>.