“Needlework in English literature and visual arts from the Victorians to the present”
Special Issue of E-rea: Revue électronique d’études sur le monde anglophone
For this issue of E-rea, the guest editors invite submissions in English on the topic of needlework in literature, art and culture of the English-speaking world from the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries.
This thematic issue emerged from a panel at the ESSE Galway 2016 conference, ‘The finer threads: lace-making, knitting and embroidering in literature and the visual arts from the Victorian age to the present day’. The topics of papers presented there which are likely to be included in the issue range from embroidery, discourse and memory in Victorian literature and culture, to embroidery in contemporary visual arts. Topics to complement these might include the production and/or the representation of lace-making, knitting and embroidering in literature and the visual arts from scholars of literary studies and material culture as well as art history, text and image studies, cultural history, design or aesthetics.
Expressions of interest in the form of a 300-word abstract should be sent with a brief biographical paragraph to the guest editors, Dr Laurence Roussillon-Constanty of Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour [firstname.lastname@example.org] and Dr Rachel Dickinson of Manchester Metropolitan University [email@example.com], by 30th June 2017. The final submissions should be of between 6,000 and 7,000 words in length and will be due on 15th September 2017. Following the initial submission, the articles will be sent out for review, with revisions expected to take place in April 2018 and publication in October 2018.
E-rea, is an open-access, peer reviewed journal edited by Aix-Marseille University’s Laboratoire d’Études et de Recherche sur le Monde Anglophone (Centre for Anglophone Studies). It can be found at: erea.revues.org.