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Crisis in Contemporary British Fiction (edited volume)

Categories: 20th & 21st Century
Event Date: 2021-06-30 Abstract Due: 2021-06-30

This essay collection explores how contemporary British authors engage in their fiction with the theme of crisis (as apparent in novels and short stories by Kazuo Ishiguro, Julian Barnes, A S Byatt, Ian McEwan, Graham Swift, Hilary Mantel, Zadie Smith, Colm Toibin, Pat Barker, Martin Amis, etc.)

Crisis can be investigated as informing any aspect of fiction involving not only individual, sociopolitical, cultural systems but also as a mode of challenge to established power structures and modes of representation across narrative traditions.

A submitted article should be between 4000-6000 words, focus on one or more of the aforementioned major contemporary British authors (though you are welcome to propose additional British authors who explore crisis).

All submissions should be sent as Word attachments and contain author information including full name, title/designation, affiliation (university), email and/or other contact information.

For submissions and queries contact the editor: Anastasia Logotheti, Professor at Deree College, the American College of Greece, at logotheti@acg.edu

The selected critical essays will be published by Cambridge Scholars https://www.cambridgescholars.com/pages/guest-edited-collections