Call for Papers: Melvin Burgess

Melvin Burgess is one of those fairly epochal writers that has come to define a certain type of children’s literature. He’s also one of those authors I need to read more of. Junk, btw, is outstanding. Have a look at the following and if you’re interested, you’ll have to be quick – you’ve only got until May 1st…

Call for papers – Essay Collection on Melvin Burgess. Deadline May 1, 2011

Essay proposals are sought for a volume of critical essays (6,000 words) on Melvin Burgess’s fiction as part of the re-launch of Palgrave Macmillan’s New Casebook series. All essays in the volume will be new and original pieces of work. The aim of the volume is, primarily, to “show undergraduate readers how recent debates, issues and developments in the field of children’s literature, and in modern critical theory, have affected approaches to”
Burgess’s works. Essays that take a range of approaches to Burgess’s work are therefore sought. Please email a 500-word proposal and a 150-word biography by May 1st to: Dr. Mel Gibson
Northumbria University.
CETL Hub@ CLC, Number 1 Coach Lane, Coach Lane Campus, Coach Lane, Benton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE7 7XA.

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