Joseph Conrad Centennial Commemorative Book Project

deadline for submissions: 
March 31, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Prof. John G. Peters, University Distinguished Research Professor, University of North Texas and Chandrakant A. Langare, Associate Professor of English, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, M.S. India. ,
contact email: 

 

Dear Conradians/Colleagues/ Scholars/Academics

                The 100th Anniversary of the death of Joseph Conrad is as much a cause for commemoration as for reflection on his holistic body of literary works for all the scholars of this globe we inhabit. It is a matter of great pleasure that even in this new millennium Conrad studies and scholarship is rising up to acknowledge his influence on many literary trends, theories and cannons. In this wake of situation, the question, Why Conrad still matters today? becomes more and more relevant and appealing. The book proposal is focused on the inevitable relevance of Conradian discourses in present times. Therefore, we, on Joseph Conrad’s 100th Death Anniversary, are planning to publish a book that will explore diverse range of questions, relating to the fictional and nonfictional works of Joseph Conrad in the contemporary global context and situation. We welcome submissions on all aspects of the life and writings of Joseph Conrad. While committed to publishing articles that will advance scholarship in any discipline relevant to Conradian Studies, the editors are especially interested in areas of research that have contemporary relevance or new implications for this significant field of scholarly interest. Submissions of a scholarly, serious, critical and theoretical nature will receive serious and respectful consideration. The contributors should note the following deadlines: The deadline for accepting final papers/articles: March 31st 2023 Tentative Publication Date/Month: January 31st 2024

                Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British novelist, a prominent literary figure, acclaimed moralist, a humanist and proto-existentialist par excellence. He has deeply influenced the intellectual and cultural life of early twentieth century. He emerged as one of the three most important twentieth- century English novelists – and probably the single most influential one. Joseph Conrad’s alluring blend of creative vivacity, trenchant and humanistic fervour ensnared all his writing and rendered him as a legendary artist and modernist. His literary oeuvre contains distinct spaces for theoretical, literary, cultural and humanistic studies. Conrad’s work exposes the hypocrisy of the stereotyped and vapid state of human world. The year 2024 is Joseph Conrad’s death centennial year. No doubt that his fictional and nonfictional works have been explored extensively and thoroughly but still the holistic body of his writing can be reasonably revisited and reappraised in the contemporary world. The commemorative global book project aims at revisiting and rethinking the fictional and nonfictional works of this maverick literary figure to augment the grand discourse of Conradian studies. We welcome submissions on all aspects of the life and writings of Joseph Conrad Dear Conradians/Colleagues/ Scholars/Academics The 100th Anniversary of the death of Joseph Conrad is as much a cause for commemoration as for reflection on his holistic body of literary works for all the scholars of this globe we inhabit. It is a matter of great pleasure that even in this new millennium Conrad studies and scholarship is rising up to acknowledge his influence on many literary trends, theories and cannons. In this wake of situation, the question, Why Conrad still matters today? becomes more and more relevant and appealing. The book proposal is focused on the inevitable relevance of Conradian discourses in present times. Therefore, we, on Joseph Conrad’s 100th Death Anniversary, are planning to publish a book that will explore diverse range of questions, relating to the fictional and nonfictional works of Joseph Conrad in the contemporary global context and situation. We welcome submissions on all aspects of the life and writings of Joseph Conrad. While committed to publishing articles that will advance scholarship in any discipline relevant to Conradian Studies, the editors are especially interested in areas of research that have contemporary relevance or new implications for this significant field of scholarly interest. Submissions of a scholarly, serious, critical and theoretical nature will receive serious and respectful consideration. The contributors should note the following deadlines: The deadline for accepting final papers/articles: March 31st 2023 Tentative Publication Date/Month: January 31st 2024.

        The deadline for accepting final papers/articles: 31st March, 2023 Tentative Publication Date/Month: January, 2024.

    The Name of Publisher: Rawat Publications (New Delhi, Jaipur, Bangalore, Guwahati and Kolkata), India.

     Website: www.rawatbooks.com Submissions to be considered for publication should be sent to:

     John G. Peters University Distinguished Research Professor Department of English University of North Texas John.Peters@unt.edu         Chandrakant A. Langare Associate Professor of English Shivaji University, Kolhapur dr.langare@gmail.com

 

AUTHOR GUIDELINES Contributions and Editorial Correspondence Completed manuscripts and correspondence regarding material for possible publication and editorial matters should be submitted to the Editor by email at John.Peters@unt.edu and dr.langare@gmail.com Manuscripts of research papers/articles from all over the world are invited. Completed manuscripts should be sent as email attachments in ‘MS Word’ document format. Manuscripts submitted to the book are expected not to have been published elsewhere and not be under review for possible publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). The papers should be well formatted and typed in double space. All manuscripts shall be thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. Direct quotations must reproduce exactly not only the wording, but the spelling, capitalization, and internal punctuation and diacritics of the original, except that the initial letter may be changed to a capital or a lowercase letter, the final punctuation mark may be changed and punctuation marks may be omitted where ellipsis points are used, and single quotation marks may be changed to double quotation marks. All contributions should conform to the recent edition of MLA Style citation. requirements. The editors are committed to publishing excellent scholarship on the well-established topics in Conradian Studies, to fostering new work in neglected areas, to stimulating alternative perspectives on a wide range of Conradian issues. The book supports critical inquiry, hermeneutical interpretive proposals, and historical investigation into all aspects of Conrad Studies. You can submit until 31st March, 2023. Contributors should send a short bio-brief/note (both in the body and email) along with their contributions. We welcome submissions on all aspects of the life and writings of Joseph Conrad. Normally, essays vary between 3,000-7,000 words in length, although in exceptional cases where a topic warrants further development the word-limit can be increased. Notes are also welcome. Essays will be thoroughly edited for style, for consistency with house-style practices, clarity of argument, and accuracy of citations and references and then returned to the writer for checking and final approval. The time-lag between acceptance and publication can vary, depending upon the circumstances and publisher’s printing schedule. Citing Standard Works Citations from Conrad’s works, unless a textual crux is involved, are, for the sake of convenience, to Dent’s Collected Edition (London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1946-55), the Doubleday Uniform edition, or The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad. When the title referred to is clear, it should not be mentioned in round brackets giving the page number. Thus, “In Under Western Eyes, Conrad states ... (99)” And, similarly, where references to the same title are made in proximity, or the work is otherwise clear by reference to a well-known character or by context, the title need not be repeated in the parenthetical reference. Letters are to be referenced to The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad, 9 vols., edited by Laurence Davies et al. (Cambridge University Press, 1983-2008). Citations to this work are to take the form CL0 000 and should appear in round brackets (parentheses) in the body of the essay. Where correspondent and date need to be cited if not in the essay itself, the form to be followed is as follow: (to H. G. Wells, 6 January 1900, CL2 239-40). Neither Conrad’s works nor The Collected Letters are to appear in the “Works cited” section since these editions are standard for all issues of the journal and reference to them is made in the front matter of every issue.

 

 

Citing Secondary Material

  We prefer a “Works cited” format together with author-date-page citations in the body of the essay. Footnotes, which should be kept to a minimum, are to be reserved for short form references to works listed in the “Works cited” section and for brief supplementary discussions. Citations to secondary works in print in the body of the essay or in footnotes should appear thus: Surname Year: Page number. In the body of the essay this information should appear in round brackets: (Surname 2011: 000). Consult the MLA Style Guide on citing on-line sources or other non-print sources. References to material online in the Works cited section should provide the name of the website (where given) and the author (if any), the URL (in the following format: ), and the date accessed (e.g., Accessed: August 2000). (These guidelines, slightly altered, are courtesy of Author Guidelines Text: The Joseph Conrad Society (UK) and The Conradian (Journal of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK)