CFP--book collection, "Wilde Politics"

deadline for submissions: 
April 30, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Michael Y. Bennett, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
contact email: 

I have spoken with an Senior Commissioning Editor at Manchester University Press (with their strengths in theatre, nineteenth century lit, and politics), and he is very excited about the prospects of this edited collection. He/MUP is eagerly awaiting a proposal.

The book is called, Wilde Politics: The Political Thought of Oscar Wilde. My Introduction is (currently) entitled, “The Politics of Being Oscar Wilde.” The three sections of the book are “Victorian Politics”; “The Politics of Aesthetics”; and “Political Philosophy.” 

Please let me know (email me, Michael Y. Bennett, directly at of your general interest in contributing soon. I will need an abstract (300-500 words) and a short bio after that, by April 30, 2019, but do let me know soon if you would like to contribute (at least, in theory). Also, feel free to forward this to anyone you know who might be interested in this.