'John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity' (book of essays)
Call for Papers Deadline:
JOHN BUCHAN AND THE IDEA OF MODERNITY
Proposals of 250 words are invited for 7,000-word essays that discuss the life and writing of John Buchan (1875-1940) in relation to the concept of modernity. If accepted, these essays will be published in a volume of essays entitled ‘John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity’ edited by Kate Macdonald (University of Ghent) and Nathan Waddell (University of Birmingham).
The volume seeks to build on recent efforts to re-establish Buchan as more than a writer of thrillers, by considering his views and influence on twentieth-century politics, culture, and aesthetics. Increased attention to the comparatively neglected areas of his output has demonstrated his significance within early twentieth-century popular culture, and laid the groundwork for considerations of his contributions to debates about the nature of modernity. Proposals for essays on Buchan’s historical, philosophical, and political writings, and his multiple roles as a facilitator of print and periodical culture will be especially welcome.
Completed essays required by the end of March 2011.
Please send enquiries by 1 October 2010 to Nathan Waddell at email@example.com.
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