Tag Archives: contemporary literature

C21 Special Issue “Melancholy Islands”

We've just published Vol. 5, No. 1 of C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-Century Writings, a special issue on the subject of "Melancholy Islands" edited by Dr Caroline Magennis (University of Salford) and Dr Alex Beaumont (York St John University). As the Editors' Introduction explains, this special issue interrogates whether ‘melancholia’ continues to be a useful critical concept with […]

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C21 Literature CFP: The Literature of the Anthropocene / Deadline: 31 October, 2017

One of our OLH journals, C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-Century Writings, has recently publicised a Call for Articles for a special issue on "The Literature of the Anthropocene." Below is the full information for the CFP, which was originally posted here.  The concept of the Anthropocene, deemed by Bruno Latour “the best alternative we have […]

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CFP: Station Eleven and Twenty-First-Century Writing / Deadline: 30 April, 2017

Featured image by Nathan Burton. Reproduced with the artist's permission. Since its publication in 2014, Canadian author Emily St John Mandel’s Station Eleven has attracted enthusiastic critical responses. This post-apocalyptic novel won an Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction in 2015 and was shortlisted for many other awards, including the National Book Award, the […]

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C21 Literature (Re-)Launches as an OLH Journal

We're delighted to announce the (re-)launch of C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-Century Writings (ISSN 2045-5216). C21 Literature is a young journal that has quickly established its strong reputation for examining the genres, forms of publication and the circulation of 21st-century writings. Featuring original scholarship from leading as well as emerging academics in the field of contemporary literary studies, the […]

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CFP: New Voices in Jewish-American Literature / Deadline: 16 September, 2016

The retirement of Philip Roth in 2012 signifies a definite break with the past, the silencing of one of the last living links with the Jewish generation that dominated post-war American literary culture (Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, Isaac Bashevis Singer et al.). This does not, however, mean the end of Jewish-American literature. Recent years have […]

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