Routledge Companion to Working-Class Literature

deadline for submissions: 
April 1, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Ben Clarke, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
contact email: 

I am currently soliciting chapters for the Routledge Companion to Working-Class Literature, which is under contract and scheduled to appear next year. Most of the contributors are already confirmed, so I am looking for essays on particular subjects. These include:


• theories of working-class literature

• pre-industrial literature by workers

• working-class literature in the Global South

• African-American, Asian-American, and Latinx working-class literature

• queer working-class literature

• the future of working-class literature and literary studies


A more detailed outline of the project is available on request. Chapters will be 7500 words long and need to be submitted no later than mid-September. Potential contributors should submit a 300 word abstract and a short (100 word or less) bio to by April 1. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have about the volume.