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CFP: Arthur Morrison and the East End (10/1/2017)

Arthur Morrison and the East End

The editors seek critical articles for an essay collection on Arthur Morrison and the East End. They welcome essays on a variety of aspects relating to his body of work.

Essays can address his most famous novel A Child of the Jago, but can alternatively focus on his lesser-known novels (particularly The Hole in the Wall and To London Town), his short stories (including those from Tales of Mean Streets), and his journalism.

Broad themes include:

  • Morrison and East End history
  • Morrison and representations of childhood
  • Morrison and linguistic experimentation
  • Morrison and eugenics
  • Morrison and religion
  • Morrison and masculinity
  • Morrison, geography, and cartography
  • Morrison and naturalism
  • Morrison and other slum-fiction authors (including transatlantic and continental authors)
  • Morrison and the literary marketplace
  • Morrison and disability
  • Morrison and motherhood
  • Morrison and late-Victorian sociology
  • Morrison and Cockney representation
  • Morrison and cultural philanthropy (eg. the People’s Palace)
  • Morrison and late-Victorian popular culture
  • Morrison and criminology
  • Teaching Morrison in the classroom
  • Morrison’s literary legacies
  • Proposals of 300-500 words should be submitted along with a 60-word author biography to Diana Maltz (maltzd@sou.edu) by October 1, 2017. Following acceptance of abstracts, final papers should be approximately 7,000 words long and will be due by Sept. 1, 2018. Routledge has expressed interest in this collection.

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