Gothic Melville (edited collection)

deadline for submissions: 
November 15, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Monika Elbert and Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Call for chapter proposals

Gothic Melville (Edited Collection; 11/15/19)

Eds. Monika Elbert and Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Chapter proposals are solicited for an edited collection of scholarly essays seeking to elaborate Melville’s affinities with the literary Gothic. All approaches are welcome to the Gothic in Melville’s prose and poetry. Topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • British and European antecedents
  • Connections with American Gothic writers
  • Maritime Gothic
  • Colonialist Gothic
  • Capitalist Gothic
  • Gothic and race
  • Marital Gothic / Gothic & gender
  • Urban Gothic
  • Legal Gothic
  • Eco-Gothic
  • Religion and the Gothic
  • Melville's Gothic and the Anthropocene

300-word proposals and abbreviated CVs listing academic affiliation and publications should be sent to the editors by November 15th, 2019. Essays of approximately 6000 words will be due April 1st, 2020.

Direct questions and proposals to:

Monika Elbert

Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock