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CFP: Keats-Shelley Journal Special Issue: E.P. Thompson: Romantic to Revolutionary (Deadline: 5/1/2024)

Keats-Shelley Journal Special Issue: E.P. Thompson: Romantic to Revolutionary
Keats-Shelley Association of America
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2024

With the centenary of E.P. Thompson’s birth approaching in 2024, Keats-Shelley Journal seeks contributions for articles, notes, and other interventions engaging Thompson’s work and its legacies. Thompson’s writing, particularly his foundational book The Making of the English Working Class, has had a profound influence on the study of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century politics and culture. His particular influence on Romantic historicist methodologies has helped transform the field over the last half century, and his biography of writer, designer, and socialist activist William Morris has not only crucially shaped the reception of Morris and his work, but also presciently bridged the sometimes-limiting divide between scholarship of the Romantic and Victorian periods. Contributions could be focused on any aspect of Thompson’s writing or political action itself, but also—inspired by his commitment to making visible the experience of working people—on poets, writers, and activists who sought in various ways to advance social and economic justice for the working classes throughout the nineteenth century. This special issue seeks to honor and extend the journal’s ongoing commitment to a widening community of authors and readers, which has impelled the recent publication of our “50 Voices” flash-essays collection (vol. 69) as well as roundtables “Toward and Undisciplined and Anti-Racist Romanticism” (vol. 70) and “The Caribbean and Romanticism” (vol. 71).

Please submit contributions by May 1, 2024 or direct any questions to Jonathan Mulrooney, Editor, at ksjournal@holycross.edu. Papers accepted after peer review will be included in a special section of Keats-Shelley Journal volume 74, to be published in Fall of 2024.

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