Revisiting Modernism: Texts and Contexts, Lexington Books (Call for Book Chapters)

deadline for submissions: 
April 30, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Amitayu Chakraborty, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Durgapur Women's College (Affiliated to Kazi Nazrul University), West Bengal, India
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The book, titled Revisiting Modernism: Texts and Contexts, is an edited volume, to be published by Lexington Books in 2023, consisting of critical essays on various aspects of modernism, the early-twentieth-century cultural movement that challenged the preconceived notions about art, society, and individual. In the centenary year of literary modernism, the book aims to bring handy explanations of and fresh perspectives on the seminal literary works and techniques registering modes of representations that grew with the ramifications of the avant-garde in diverse signifying practices like painting, sculpture, and cinema. 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.

The most important aspect of the book is the ways in which it foregrounds the larger, socio-historical, philosophical, and aesthetic paradigm that had a close correspondence with modernist literature. Engaging multiple genres and art forms, it primarily offers an in-depth study of British literary modernism. The essays in the volume look at the ethos of literary modernism from various perspectives that involve philosophy, myths, science, visual art, dance, music, war, politics, and economy.

The book would be an indispensable resource for students pursuing their graduate/ postgraduate degrees in English as the main purpose of the book is to present the complex history of ideas vis-à-vis modernism in a lucid manner. Besides, it would be useful to scholars across the globe, and anyone who seeks succinct, lucid, comprehensive but critical entries on literary modernism.  Clarity of thought, lucidity in language, adequate historicisation of the seminal texts, and multidisciplinarity are the cardinal features of the book that enable it to cater to a wide readership.

                Interested academicians and scholars are invited to send their abstracts of 500-600 words on their proposed chapters covering at least one of the following topics to along with their bio notes:

  1. Literary Modernism and the Empire
  2. Literary Modernism and Music (and/or Dance)
  3. Modernism in Theatre
  4. Literary Modernism and Painting (and/or other arts)
  5. Literary Modernism and the Postmodern Turn
  6. Literary Modernism in/beyond Europe
  7. Literary Modernism Today
  8. Literary Modernism and Time
  9. Literary Modernism and Science
  10. Literary Modernism and/in Cinema

Abstracts on other relevant areas may also be considered. 

Last date of submission of abstracts: 30.04.2022

Queries may be mailed to the Editor, Amitayu Chakraborty (



Biography 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 the works of Ngugi wa Thiong'o with special emphasis on discourses of nationalism & ethnicity. He has maintained a good academic record right from his school days. At present, he is working on his book project on the works of Ngugi wa Thiong’o; the monograph is going to be published by Routledge (an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group), UK, within the series Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures.

Currently, Dr. Chakraborty is working as an 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; few of his works on Ngugi have been included in the list of references of Warwick University, UK. He also reviews book proposals and research papers for renowned publishers and journals.

Detailed profile of the Editor may be viewed at