Reading into Murder: critical essays on the theme of murder in select cult texts
DATES EXTENDED to 1st OCT 2021 for submission of abstract
Reading into Murder: critical essays on the theme of murder in select cult texts.
The book will be a collection of critical papers on select cult texts. The aim shall be to present a broad view and an in-depth scholarship on the highest level of crime, murder, and its interpretation, detection and/or denouement in the select cult/classic works of literature, drama, fiction, poetry, ranging works from Greek tragedy, Elizabethan tragedy and Jacobian tragedy, Browning's poetry, classic British detective fiction, modernist English verse drama, Bengali detective fiction, European and American fiction (Umberto Eco from Italy; Arnaldur Indriðason from Iceland, Jed Rubenfeld from USA and Latin American fiction by Gabriel Garcia Marquez from Colombia and Orhan Pamuk from Istanbul), African Fiction through most pertinent/relevant theoretical lenses. To broaden up the field of enquiry chapters on Mahabharata, Ramayana, Seneca's Medea, The story of Cain and Abel from the Bible, Sudraka's Mrichhkatikam, Wilkie Collins' Jezebel' Daughter, Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue and Mystery of Marie Roget, Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr Jackyll, Mr Hyde and Emile Zola The Human Beast, Mary Shelley Frankenstein will be added.
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Mahabharata, Ramayana, Seneca's Medea, The story of Cain and Abel from the Bible, Sudraka's Mrichhkatikam, Wilkie Collins' Jezebel' Daughter, Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue and Mystery of Marie Roget, Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr Jackyll and Mr Hyde, Albert Camus The Outsider, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Emile Zola The Human Beast,
Patrick White's Voss, Patrick Suskind's Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (1985) and Alain Mabanckou's African Psycho (2003) ARE STILL OPEN. PLEASE SEND ABSTRACT ON ANY OF THESE ONLY.
The literary texts selected for study are the following:
Reading into Murder: interpretative essays on select cult texts
Sophocles' Oedipus Rex (429 BCE)
William Shakespeare Hamlet (perf.1609)
John Webster The Duchess of Malfi (perf. 1612-13)
Robert Browning Porphyria's Lover (1836) and My Last Duchess (1842)
Edgar Allan Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841)
Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment (1866)
Wilkie Collins's Jezebel's Daughter (1880)
Emile Zola The Human Beast (1890)
Arthur Conan Doyle The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902)
Dorothy L Sayers Whose Body (1923)
Agatha Christie The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)
T S Eliot Murder in the Cathedral (1935)
Patrick White's Voss
Saradindu Bandyopadhyay Sajarur Kaanta (Porcupine Quills) (1967)
Satyajit Ray Dr Munshir Diary [The Diary of Dr Munshi] (1990) and Hatyapuri [House of Murder] (1979)
Umberto Eco The Name of the Rose (1980)
Albert Camus The Outsider
Gabriel Garcia Marquez Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981)
Patrick Suskind's Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (1985)
Orhan Pamuk My Name is Red (1998)
Arnaldur Indriðason Jar City
Alain Mabanckou's African Psycho (2003)
Jed Rubenfeld Interpretation
of Murder (2006)
Gyles Brandreth Oscar Wilde detective series
Thus, the book will adopt an eclectic approach selecting texts from ancient Greek tragedy to most recent bestsellers of the 2000s to understand the theme of murder as crime in literatures through the ages and cultures.
Abstracts in 250 words in Times New Roman 12 font and 5 keywords to be sent along with a brief bio note as a single attachment to be sent.
Abstract should mention title of the paper, name, designation/affiliation, name of institution and email below the keywords.
Details about Full papers including style sheet will be informed laterto selected candidates. Any copyright issues need to be cleared by the contributor with NOC from the original owner and submitted along with the full paper. A declaration of originality has to be submitted.
Word limit is 8000 words maximum, inclusive of references.
Submission of Abstract: 1st October 2021
Intimation of Acceptance: to be intimidated
Submission of Full paper: To be intimidated to the selected contributors.
The edited volume will be published from international level publisher with ISBN.