Lord Dunsany, Call for Submissions

Lord Dunsany – Wanderer in Dream
Collected Essays

“Two players sat down to play a game together to while eternity away and
for their board they chose the sky from rim to rim, whereon lay a little
dust; and every speck of dust was a world upon the board of playing.”

Since the publication of The Gods of Pegāna in 1905, Lord Dunsany has
occupied a unique place in the cannon of fantasy literature. Beloved by
figures as diverse as H.P Lovecraft, Yeats and Jorge Borges he continues
to attract devotees and scholarly research in equal measure. This
collection of essays aims to address not only Dunsany’s works themselves
but also to relate them to wider critical, historical and theoretical
fields by publishing works that examine either Dunsany’s influences, his
presence in contemporary culture or his long-term effects upon literature.

Confirmed contributors include S.T. Joshi and Darrell Schweitzer.

We welcome broad engagement with the themes from contributors. Submissions
should focus primarily on the texts, rather than on biography of Dunsany
himself. We welcome submissions from career researchers and doctoral
students alike. Subjects may include but are not limited to:

-19th Century Travel Narratives
-The Gothic and Dunsany
-Orientalism
-Irish Nationalism
-The Birth of the Modern City
-The History of the Weird Tale
-Dunsany’s Influence upon 21st Century Fantasy / Magical Realism
-Dunsany and the legacy of the fin de siècle

Please send abstracts of approximately 400 words by the end of January
2013 to the editors via email at lord.dunsanycollection@gamil.com

Complete submissions of between 6000 and 9000 words will be required by
May 2013.

For more information or questions please contact Douglas Small and Dr
Tania Scott at the University of Glasgow via:
lord.dunsanycollection@gamil.com

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