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CfP: The wonderful and the real from Gothic fiction to Fin-de-Siécle literature

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      Flavio Gregori

      The journal English Literature: Theories, Interpretations, Contexts, which I direct and is published at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, invites to send article proposals on the topic:
      The wonderful, the fantastic, and the preternatural and their verisimilar representation from the Gothic novel to Fin-de-Siècle Literature.
      We’ll be happy to consider essays that address the representation of the marvellous, the wonderful, the preternatural, the abnormal, the monstrous, the hybrid, and in general the ‘fantastic’ and improbable in the English novels and/or prose works from the early Gothic to the long Fin de siècle. In particular, the articles should consider how writers negotiated with the ‘ruling style’ of modern novel, realism, and adapted the wonderful/preternatural/monstrous etc. to the poetics and forms of mimetic presentation of events, characters, scenes, places etc. (and viceversa), and to the expectations of the reading public (when the wonderful clashed, and/or collaborated, with mimesis; when the wonderful substituted, supplemented, or integrated realistic ways of fictional representation, when mimetic expectations suppressed or supplanted implausible or illusory stories etc.).
      The journal will also consider proposals for the Miscellany section of the journal on any topic, issue, subject-matter related to English literature and literatures in English.
      To send your proposal online please refer to the journal webpage: English Literature ( ), scroll down and click on “Contacts”, open and fill in the form complete with proposed title and abstract, then click on “Submit”.
      Alternatively, you may write to: attaching the abstract as word file.

      The deadline for sending a proposal and abstract is May 15th, 2020.
      The deadline for uploading the articles is September 1st, 2019.

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      Flavio Gregori

      The deadline for uploading the articles is September 1st, 2020.

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