Technology and 19th-C. British Literature

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Brian Cowlishaw/Northeastern State University
contact email: 

Call for Papers: Subject--Technology and 19th-C. British Literature


Seeking contributors for a book of essays that explore connections between technology and nineteenth-century British literature. To be published by McFarland Press, a leading publisher of academic books. (See: Essays should be of interest to, and readable by, both scholars and non-academics.

Suggested topics include:

*The effects of technology on nineteenth-century British literature.

*Portrayals/rhetoric regarding technology in nineteenth-century British literature.

*Analysis of specific nineteenth-century British works that prominently feature technology: e.g., Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Time Machine.

*Technology and the detective story: e.g., The Moonstone, the Sherlock Holmes stories.

*Crime forensics and nineteenth-century British Literature.

To become a contributor: BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 email a 300-500-word description of your proposed chapter, written in MSWord, to Dr. Brian Cowlishaw, Professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74464.

Selected chapters of 5000-10,000 words must be finished BY JANUARY 31, 2020.

Email: Send all questions, correspondence, and proposals to this academic email address.