Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Fame and glory: the classic, the canon and the literary pantheon

DEADLINE: 07 September 2013

Contributions are now invited for the 2013 edition of the MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities, an international, refereed online journal, aimed at postgraduate and early-career researchers. See attachment for full details.
How does society construct its literary heroes? From the works studied in schools and by scholars, to the authors commemorated in the Panthéon; from ancient texts reproduced throughout time, to twenty-first-century novels hailed as ‘modern classics’ by their first reviewers; all of these rely on the assumption that there is some sort of consensus on what makes a text or an author worthy of being remembered. What, though, are the criteria that enable individuals or their works to enter this illustrious company? The editors invite submissions on the theme of Fame and glory, across the literatures and cultures of Europe.*  
If you are considering submitting, please let us know by email as soon as possible. Articles, in English, of around 4000 words, should be sent to the Postgraduate Editors at by 7 September 2013. Those selected for further consideration will then undergo a process of peer review, and the volume will be published online at the end of the year.
*N.B. History, library studies, education and pedagogical subjects, and the medical application of linguistics are excluded.

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