CFP: Special issue of Antipodes journal on Brian Castro

deadline for submissions: 
December 1, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian and New Zealand Literature
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CFP: special issue of Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian and New Zealand Literature on the Chinese-Australian author Brian Castro

We invite essay submissions for a special issue of Antipodes, journal of the American Association for Australasian Studies (AAALS) examining the work of the Chinese-Australian author Brian Castro. This special section will be guest edited by Peter D. Mathews (Hanyang University).

Brian Castro was born in Hong Kong in 1950 and emigrated to Australia in 1961. He published his first novel, Birds of Passage, in 1983, winning the Australian/Vogel Award. That was the beginning of a long and decorated literary career, with four of Castro’s works having been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award (Double-Wolf, 1992; After China, 1993; The Garden Book, 2006; The Bath Fugues, 2010). In 2014, he was the recipient of the Patrick White Award for Literature for his contributions to Australian literature.

This special issue seeks to draw together a diverse range of essays on Castro’s work. There is already a growing body of academic criticism about Castro’s fiction, in which a number of recurrent themes are identifiable, including his use of language, the relationship of his fiction to modernism and other experimental forms, the exploration of cultural boundaries and hybridity, and so on. We welcome the submission of new critical articles on any aspect of Castro’s work.

The submission deadline is December 1, 2020. Essays should be 5500-7000 words in length and follow the Antipodes guidelines.

Please contact the guest editor Peter D. Mathews ( if you have any questions. All essays should be submitted through the journal’s website (see below) and must go through peer review and editorial evaluation per the journal’s standing policy. Antipodes is published by Wayne State University Press. More information about the journal and submission process can be found here: