A Critical History of Ideas: Modernism

deadline for submissions: 
May 13, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Amitayu Chakraborty, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Durgapur Women's College (Affiliated to Kazi Nazrul University)
contact email: 

Critical essays are invited for an edited volume with ISBN (to be published by a reputed publisher) tentatively titled A Critical History of Ideas: Modernism.

The book would comprise critical essays (each of around 3000-5000 words) on various aspects of modernism and facilitate the readers (primarily undergraduate and postgraduate students of English literature) in understanding the dominant literary trends and seminal British texts of the early twentieth century. The essays should be critically engaging replete with textual examples covering canonical as well as noncanonical British writings of the period (1890s-1930s). The aim of the volume is to highlight the interesting connections between modernist literary texts and the socio-economico-intellectual-aesthetic climate of the early twentieth century that students often ignore.

Interested authors may send abstracts (500-600 words) of their essays on any of the following topics and their biodata to edit21.ac@gmail.com on or before 13th May 2021:

  1. From the Victorian to the Modern(ist)
  2. Science, Technology and Modernism
  3. Modernism versus Realism
  4. War and Modernism
  5. Women and/in Modernism
  6. Modernism through Marxian Lens
  7. Modernism and Psychoanalysis
  8. Nietzsche and Modernism
  9. Language of/and Modernism
  10. Sexuality and Modernism
  11. Imagism
  12. Modernism and the Postmodern Turn
  13. Modernism in Other Arts and its Literary Ramifications 
  14. Modernism and the Crumbling Empire
  15. Myths and/in Modernism
  16. Early, High and Late Modernisms
  17. Modernism and Its Legacy
  18. Modernism or Modernisms?

For any queries kindly email the editor, Dr. Amitayu Chakraborty at edit21.ac@gmail.com

Go to https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3999-448X/print to see the profile of the editor.