20th-century War-writings and Film: A Critical Anthology

deadline for submissions: 
July 31, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Pinaki Roy, Department of English, Raiganj University, India
contact email: 

The proposed anthology of critical writings on 20th-century war-literature and war-movies is likely to be published from an old university-press in the northern U.K. The last date of submission is 31 July 2022.

Prospective writers are being requested to submit critical approaches to the literatures and films of the First World War, the Spanish Civil War, the Second World War,  the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Bosnian War in not less than 6000 words,  with M.L.A.-style of citation to the editor at monkaaroy@gmail.com as soon as they are completed. Prior to that, abstracts of the proposals could be sent. This is a very old project, and is scheduled to be completed this year.

As sub-themes, one could also submit essays on the fictional writings, memoirs, and films related to the Holocaust, the Indian Partition, the German Participation and Unification, and the period of the Cold War. Writings on the Gulf War and war in the Middle East and northern parts of South Asia could be sent too. Please use detailed textual quotations. Postcolonial perspectives in war writings are being also invited. Views from the opposing sides are welcome: for example, someone writing on Second World War-literature would best contribute by referring to both the Allies' and Axis'-sides writings. The writings need to be of both the overview-types and on individual/certain groups of works. Elaborate citing of textual quotations are being requested. The genres which need contribution are novels, poetry, and drama - for example, an essay on Second World War-English plays, or an essay on First World War German poetry.