A Comprehensive Companion to British Literature: Modernism

deadline for submissions: 
August 31, 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: 

Synopsis of the Book:The book is an edited volume of 70000-80000 words (approx.) consisting of critical essays (each of around 5000 words) on various aspects of modernism. Bringing together academicians and scholars from various parts of the world, it revisits the dominant philosophical, social and literary trends that shaped the seminal British texts of the early twentieth century. Engaging multiple genres and art forms, it offers an in-depth study of British literary modernism. The target readership of the book is primarily students pursuing UG/PG studies in English. Besides, it may cater to the scholars across the globe, who seek succinct, lucid, comprehensive but critical entries on modernist discourse. 


Message for the Authors:

The aim of the book is to enable students (primarily of UG/PG level) to understand the dominant philosophical and aesthetic trends that shaped the literary productions of the early twentieth century, which are deemed as 'modernist works'. To achieve this, the book accommodates a critical revisit to the seminal texts of that time offering novel interpretations. The editor has already received a considerable number of essays on the basis of the previous 'call for publication.' Interested academicians are requested to submit (to edit21.ac@gmail.com) an abstract of 500-600 words (with a bio-note) covering at least one of the following topics/themes. It would be much appreciated if the authors tend to include multiple authors/texts/genres and connect their textual analyses with the dominant philosophical and aesthetic trends that shaped the British litterateurs of the early twentieth century rather than focussing on a single text/author:

  1. Science, Technology, and Modernism
  2. Sexuality and Modernism
  3. Modernism and the Crumbling Empire
  4. Modernism and Its Legacy
  5. Women, War and Modernism
  6. Modernism in Performing and Visual Arts

N.B.: Authors who have submitted their abstracts before and have received non-acceptance messages from the editor are humbly requested not to submit any fresh abstracts/queries.Contact Info: 


Amitayu Chakraborty, PhD

Scopus Author ID: 55643138600

Assistant Professor

Department of English

Durgapur Women's College (Affiliated to Kazi Nazrul University) 

West Bengal, India

Email: edit21.ac@gmail.com


Bionote of the Editor:

Dr Amitayu Chakraborty was a UGC Junior Research Fellow (JRF) at Visva-Bharati (a Central University & an Institution of National Importance founded by Rabindranath Tagore), Santiniketan, West Bengal, India, before joining the Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, as Assistant Professor of English. He completed his doctoral studies from Visva-Bharati on select works of Ngugi wa Thiong'o with special emphasis on discourses of nationalism & ethnicity. Currently, Dr Chakraborty is working as Assistant Professor at the Department of English, Durgapur Women's College, Durgapur, West Bengal, India. His research interest includes Indigenous Studies, Modernism, Postcolonialism, Gender Studies, African Studies, Children's Literature, Discourses of Nationalism and Ethnicity, Works of Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Communication Studies. His papers have been published in many reputed journals (indexed in Scopus, Web of Science, EBSCO etc.) and are frequently cited by scholars of allied fields; some of his works on Ngugi have been included in the list of references of Warwick University, UK, and Solapur University, India. He is also on the boards of review editors of several scholarly journals.


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 Contact Email: edit21.ac@gmail.com