19 February 2012

Call for Submissions/ Queer Readings: Patrick White's Centenary

Post date: 19 February 2012
Deadline: 31 March 2012 (for full essays)

The year 2012 marks the centenary of the birth of Australia’s Nobel-prize winning author Patrick White who died just over twenty years ago. Since his death, White’s critical reputation has suffered somewhat, although there are signs now of renewed interest in his work. Cercles (http://www.cercles.com), the major French online journal for academic work in the field of Anglophone studies, will dedicate a special issue to Patrick White in 2012 in order to celebrate the centenary of the author. Submissions for papers to be included in this issue are called for, especially, but not only, from non-Australia based scholars.

Papers can address any major aspect of White’s fiction including, for example, transnational perspectives, regional aspects, metaphysics, myth-making, recognition (including a discussion of the Patrick White award), aesthetics or representations of Indigenous Australians. Papers that address and theorise gender, sexuality and queer readings of White’s work are also welcome.

Proposals of book reviews on Patrick White scholarship are also solicited.

Please submit an abstract of up to 200 words simultaneously to both editors, Jean-François Vernay (vernayj@yahoo.com) and David Coad (coad@neuf.fr) as soon as possible. Full length essays will be expected by the end of March 2012. The Chicago Manual of Style is the guide for referencing.

Via: asaliterature


For inquiries: ernayj@yahoo.com, coad@neuf.fr

For submissions: ernayj@yahoo.com, coad@neuf.fr

Website: http://www.cercles.com
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