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CFP: Literature and the Sea (Edited Collection)

Troy, AL
Organization: Troy University
Categories: Postcolonial, Digital Humanities, American, Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, Interdisciplinary, French, British, Lingustics, Pedagogy, German, Genre & Form, Popular Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Literary Theory, Rhetoric & Composition, Women's Studies, World Literatures, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Medieval, Early Modern & Renaissance, Long 18th Century, Romantics, Victorian, 20th & 21st Century, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature
Event Date: 2017-03-01 Abstract Due: 2017-03-01

Call for Papers

Literature and the Sea: Maritime Literary Currents

Abstracts are invited for a proposed collection of essays on literature and the sea, broadly defined. Proposed papers may focus on the literature of any country and any literary period, but please keep in mind that the language for the volume will be English. Cambridge Scholars Publishing has already expressed interest in publishing this collection.

Topics might include (but are not limited to) the following:

• Literature of or about the sea
• Metaphorical seas
• Mexico and the sea
• Mythology and the sea
• Sublimity and the sea
• Transatlantic/transpacific confluences
• Oceania and island culture
• Caribbean authors and the sea
• International trade
• Environmental literature and the sea
• Politics
• Aquatic life and literature
• Seascapes in literature
• Recreation and the sea
• Tourism
• Ships and shipping
• Navigation
• Maps
• War and other conflict
• Visual art
• Travel writing
• Sea monsters
• Shipwrecks and survival
• Piracy
• Storms
• Atlantis
• Utopias/dystopias
• Fantasy and the sea

The editors will choose contributions based on submitted abstracts, which we will then send to the publisher as part of a book proposal. Full-length essays of 5000 to 7000 words will be due a few months thereafter, at which point we will begin the editing phase of the project.

For consideration, please send a 500-word abstract and one-page CV to bprobertson@troy.edu by 1 March 2017. All submissions will receive responses, so if you do not hear from us within a few days of submission, please check with us to make sure we received your material.

Editors ------------------
Ben P. Robertson
Katona D. Weddle
Ekaterina V. Kobeleva
Shannon Thompson

 

bprobertson@troy.edu

Ben P. Robertson