“Reading World War I Literature 100 Years After” - Special Issue

deadline for submissions: 
May 26, 2017
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Alicante Journal of English Studies (University of Alicante, Spain)
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“Reading World War I Literature 100 Years After” - Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses - Special Issue (2018), No. 31

Editors: Nick Milne (University of Ottawa) & Sara Prieto (University of Alicante)

A hundred years after the Armistice of World War I, further review of the literature focused on and emanating from the conflict is needed. This special issue of Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses (http://raei.ua.es) seeks to approach WWI from a multidisciplinary perspective, beyond the traditional canonical voices associated with the literature of the Great War.

The issue will deal with the literature of the war from different literary and cultural angles, with a particular emphasis upon the relationships between memory (however broadly described) and the representation of war. For this reason, we are looking for articles that approach the literary and cultural manifestations of WWI in English dealing with, among others, the following topics:

- WWI: Other contexts, other voices.

- WWI: Memory and commemorative space.

- Drama and WWI: representation and reception.

- WWI in cinema and television.

- WWI in contemporary fiction.

- WWI and the printed press.

- WWI and revisionist history.

- WWI and (post)modern literature.

- Home front vs. fighting front narratives.

- Combatants vs. objectors.

Submitted abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words in length, and should be sent to raei.wwi.2018@gmail.com by no later than Friday, May 26th. Please also include an additional biographical statement, of no more than 100 words, that lists your educational level, current academic affiliation, and any other details you may feel are pertinent.

Applicants can expect to hear back about their proposals by the end of June. Full articles (8,000 words, MLA style) will be due by the end of November. Notifications about acceptance or required changes will be provided in January of 2018, and final articles will be required in March/April of 2018.

Should you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact the issue co-editors, Sara Prieto (sara.prieto@ua.es) and Nick Milne (nick.milne@gmail.com).