Call for Proposals – New Horizons for Contemporary Writing

By | September 16, 2013

Bloomsbury are very excited to be announcing the launch of a brand new series on contemporary literature, edited by Peter Boxall (University of Sussex), Stephen J. Burn (University of Glasgow) and Bryan Cheyette (University of Reading).

Call for Proposals

The editors invite proposals for a new series of research monographs (typically 90,000 words long) to be published by Bloomsbury. The series — New Horizons for Contemporary Writing — will promote innovative scholarly works that set out new critical models, and respond to the range of emerging literary possibilities. As the reigning literary critical paradigms of the last few decades have entered a period of fertile redefinition, titles in this series will map out alternative intellectual frameworks and explore the possibility of a more supple interdisciplinarity that connects new theoretical developments to contemporary literature’s own innovations.

Possible subjects include:

  • World Literature;
  • Legacies of Theory;
  • Post-feminism;
  • Human, animal, machine;
  • The return of the real;
  • History, memory and temporality;
  • Science and the humanities;
  • Contemporary literature after postmodernism and/or postcolonialism;
  • Contemporary formations of the body;
  • Translation in a transcultural context;
  • Fictions of democracy;
  • The future of the novel;  
  • Visuality and narrative;
  • Newness in a global age;
  • Post-ethnicity;
  • Voice, ventriloquism, and mutism.

Questions, proposals, and expressions of interest should be sent to:

For consideration as part of the first tranche of publications, please send proposals by 1 February 2014.

And keep an eye on this site for news of the first titles very soon.

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