It gives me great pleasure to announce that this subject will be featured in a forthcoming issue of the European Journal of English Studies, which I am putting together with my colleague Chris Louttit and Joanna Hofer-Robinson (University College Cork). This issue aims to push established scholarship on the ‘spatial turn’ in new directions through an examination of interstitial spaces, that is, the corridors, roads, and routes that exist in between and connect different spaces. While contributions on literary and cultural texts from any historical period are encouraged, the editors will particularly welcome proposals that deal with the long nineteenth century.
Topics might include but are not limited to:
Detailed proposals (up to 1,000 words) for essays of no more than 7,500 words and a short biographical blurb (up to 100 words) should be sent to all three editors by 30 November 2021:
Frederik Van Dam, Joanna Hofer-Robinson, and Chris Louttit.
This issue will be part of volume 27 (2023). All inquiries regarding this issue can be sent to the three guest editors.
You can also find the CFP here and on the ESSE website.
We’re hoping to have some kind of colloquium in the summer of 2022 in which all contributors (eight or thereabouts) can exchange reflections.