Bloomsbury Studies in Critical Poetics – Call for Proposals

By | December 6, 2016

Bloomsbury is delighted to announce that we are currently seeking proposals for a new book series, Bloomsbury Studies in Critical Poetics, which seeks to publish the best contemporary scholarship on poetry from across the world.

This series, edited by Daniel Katz, Professor of English at the University of Warwick, UK, will publish books on modern and contemporary poetry and poetics, with a primary focus on texts written in English, while remaining open to work from other languages along with questions of translation, correspondence, and exchange.  If the main period under consideration will be 1945 to the present, we recognise the inherent untimeliness of poetic discourse, and are also interested in studies that move beyond this time frame in order to locate recent and contemporary situations.  Of special interest to us is how poetry and poetics have moved themselves to the forefront of many of the most fraught and complex theoretical discussions of the post-war era.  Here, the intersection of poetry with philosophy, linguistics, psychoanalysis, political and economic theory, various protest or liberation movements, as well as other art forms, including prose, are of particular concern.  Despite or by virtue of its largely marginalised position, post-war poetry has been a focal point of dissidence, resistance, and challenge to many  of the dominant discourses—political, social, erotic, and aesthetic—of the age.  We are particularly keen to publish work that examines the paradoxical force of poetry and poetics in these respects, while engaging productively with the specifities of the medium and its diverse histories.  We are also eager to publish work by specialists in other areas of inquiry (philosophy, psychoanalysis) for whom poetry has become a vital element in their thinking.

Series Editor:  Daniel Katz, University of Warwick

Editorial Board:

Hélène Aji – University of Paris Ouest-Nanterre

Vincent Broqua – University of Paris 8 – Vincennes/Saint Denis

Olivier Brossard – University of Paris Est-Créteil

David Herd – University of Kent

Daniel Kane – University of Sussex

Miriam Nichols – University of the Fraser Valley

Peter Middleton – University of Southampton

Cristanne Miller – SUNY Buffalo

Aldon Nielsen – Pennsylvania State University

Stephen Ross – Concordia University, Editor, Wave Composition

Richard Sieburth – New York University

Daniel Tiffany – University of Southern California


If you think you have a monograph proposal that would fit this exciting new series please get in touch with the series editor, Professor Daniel Katz at

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