Speaking Picture and Silent Text: Intersections of Word and Image in Victorian Literature

deadline for submissions: 
November 30, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Leeds Trinity University

Call for chapters

Invitation to submit a chapter to an Edited Collection, Speaking Picture and Silent Text: Intersections of Word and Image in Victorian Literature, edited by Amina Alyal (Leeds Trinity University). Contract with Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Projected publication date December 2022.  Proposals by 15 July 2022.


The abstract/call for the Collection is here:

The volume would explore how word and image negotiate spaces, presences and absences in and between each other. Topics would include ekphrasis, illustration, artists in literature, writing in art, and related cultural and ideological tropes. It is situated in Humanities, for scholars and students working on Victorian literature and culture.

Amina Alyal has co-edited collections with Edwin Mellen (Classical and Contemporary Mythic Identities, 2010) and Cambridge Scholars (Victorian Cultures of Liminality, 2018).  Her book chapters have been published by Routledge, Ashgate, Cambridge Scholars and Edwin Mellen, amongst others, on a range of topics including Early Modern literary theory, and late Victorian Gothic.

A Chapter should normally be no longer than 6000 words, and should be original and previously unpublished. If the work has already been published (as a journal article, or in conference proceedings, for example), the Publisher will require evidence that permission to be re-published has been granted.


Please send a proposal or chapter draft to a.alyal@leedstrinity.ac.uk.