Pierre Coustillas and George Gissing

deadline for submissions: 
May 25, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Tom Ue / Dalhousie University
contact email: 

In celebration of the life and works of the eminent scholar Pierre Coustillas (1930-2018), we invite contributions for a special issue of Literature Compass(https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/17414113)on Coustillas, George Gissing, and their writing. Coustillas has had a profound influence on Gissing and nineteenth-century studies. From 1969 to April 2013, he edited The Gissing Newsletterand subsequently The Gissing Journal, the organ for Gissing studies. In 1997, Paul F. Mattheisen, Arthur C. Young, and Coustillas completed their landmark project: The Collected Letters of George Gissing. This edition reveals the numerous literary and cultural networks in which Gissing was involved and it has earned the Modern Language Association’s Morton N. Cohen Award for a Distinguished Edition of Letters. Authoritative works such as George Gissing: A Definitive Bibliography(2005) and The Heroic Life of George Gissing(2011-2012) demonstrate the value of single-author studies and they deepen scholarship on intellectual, transnational history. For the special issue, we invite papers on any work by Coustillas and Gissing.


Please submit your queries, essay title, and working deadline to Dr Tom Ue (Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University, and Honorary Research Associate, University College London) at ue_tom@hotmail.com by 25 May.