Proposals are invited from early career scholars in Comparative Literature for academic monographs to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board. The winner of the competition will receive a contract to publish the volume with Peter Lang.
Proposals for the Comparative Literature competition should be submitted to Laurel Plapp (L.PLAPP@peterlang.com) by 31 July 2018 and include an abstract (including chapter synopses), CV and a sample chapter (5,000 to 10,000 words in length) in separate Microsoft Word documents.
Proposals are welcome from scholars working on any aspect of Comparative Literature or World Literature and must be written in English. Research that fits within the scope of the Peter Lang book series New Comparative Criticism is especially encouraged (please see below and on the series webpage: http://www.peterlang.com/view/serial/NCC). Proposals under review elsewhere should not be submitted.
The winner will be offered a contract for a non-subsidised book to be published within six months of receipt of the complete and approved manuscript. Planned manuscripts should be 60,000 to 100,000 words in length. Authors will be expected to copy-edit the manuscript in accordance with the style guidelines provided.
Applicants should be early career scholars who have been awarded a PhD between 2013 and 2018 or expect to be awarded a PhD in 2019.
Decisions will be made by 1 December 2018 and the winner will be notified shortly thereafter.
For general information about the competition, please contact Peter Lang Ltd, 52 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: 01865 514160.
New Comparative Criticism
Series Editor: Florian Mussgnug, University College London
New Comparative Criticism is dedicated to innovative research in literary and cultural studies. It invites contributions with a comparative, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary focus, including comparative studies of themes, genres, and periods, and research in the following fields: literary and cultural theory; material and visual cultures; reception studies; cultural history; comparative gender studies and performance studies; diasporas and migration studies; transmediality. The series is especially interested in research that articulates and examines new developments in comparative literature, in the English-speaking world and beyond. It seeks to advance methodological reflection on comparative literature, and aims to encourage critical dialogue between scholars of comparative literature at an international level.
Previous Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition Winners
Zélie Asava, The Black Irish Onscreen: Representing Black and Mixed-Race Identities in Irish Film and Television (ISBN 978-3-0343-0839-7). Available from http://www.peterlang.com/view/product/44966. (Winner in Irish Studies, 2011)
Marina Avelar, Giving with an Agenda: How New Philanthropy Advocates for the Corporate Reform of Education (ISBN 978-1-78707-688-4). Forthcoming 2019. (Winner in Education Studies, 2016)
Prafulla Basumatary, Verbal Semantics in a Tibeto-Burman Language (ISBN 978-1-78707-339-5). Available from https://www.peterlang.com/view/product/80154. (Winner in Linguistics, 2016)
Alberica Bazzoni, Writing for Freedom: Body, Identity and Power in Goliarda Sapienza’s Narrative (ISBN 978-3-0343-2242-3). Available from https://www.peterlang.com/view/product/47470. (Winner in Women’s Studies, 2015)
Paula Blair, Old Borders, New Technologies: Reframing Film and Visual Culture in Contemporary Northern Ireland (ISBN 978-3-0343-0945-5). Available from http://www.peterlang.com/view/product/ 45184. (Winner in Film Studies, 2012)
Mercedes del Campo, Alternative Ulsters: Troubles Short Fiction by Women Writers, 1968–1998 (ISBN 978-1-78874-330-3). Forthcoming 2020. (Winner in Irish Studies, 2017)
Ruth Kitchen, A Legacy of Shame: French Narratives of War and Occupation (ISBN 978-3-0343-0856-4). Available from http://www.peterlang.com/view/product/45001. (Winner in French Studies, 2011)
Katya Krylova, Walking Through History: Topography and Identity in the Works of Ingeborg Bachmann and Thomas Bernhard (ISBN 978-3-0343-0845-8). Available from http://www.peterlang.com/view/product/44978. (Winner in German Studies, 2011)
Samuel Merrill, Networking Remembrance: Excavating Buried Memories in the Railways beneath London and Berlin (ISBN 978-3-0343-1919-5). Available from https://www.peterlang.com/view/product/47058. (Winner in Memory Studies, 2014)
Michèle Milan, Translation in Nineteenth-Century Ireland: A Study of Franco-Irish Translation Relationships (ISBN978-1-906165-65-9). Forthcoming 2019. (Winner in Irish Studies, 2015)
Maria Morelli, Queer(ing) Gender in Contemporary Italian Women’s Writing: Maraini, Sapienza, Morante (ISBN 978-1-78874-175-0). Forthcoming 2018. (Joint Winner in Modern Italian Studies, 2017)
Frances Mossop, Mapping Berlin: Representations of Space in the Weimar Feuilleton (ISBN 978-3-0343-1834-1). Available from http://www.peterlang.com/view/product/46909. (Winner in German Studies, 2013)
Clare Stainthorp,Constance Naden: Scientist, Philosopher, Poet (ISBN 978-1-78874-147-7). Forthcoming 2018. (Winner in Nineteenth-Century Studies, 2017)
Whitney Standlee, ‘Power to Observe’: Irish Women Novelists in Britain, 1890–1916 (ISBN 978-3-0343-1837-2). Available from http://www.peterlang.com/view/product/46914. (Winner in Irish Studies, 2013)
Nina Valbousquet, Rome, Zion, and the Fasces: Italian Catholics and Antisemitism in Europe (1918–1946) ISBN 978-1-78874-190-3. Forthcoming 2019. (Joint Winner in Modern Italian Studies, 2017)