SCOTTISH LITERARY REVIEW
Call for Papers
Special Issue: Queer Form
Edited by Darryl Peers (Manchester Metropolitan University)
And Dr Zoë Strachan (University of Glasgow)
Scottish writing and queer theory are not often considered beside one another. This special issue of Scottish Literary Review invites critical discussion on queer Scottish writers whose work merits scholarly analysis in relation to a national context. Papers will offer interventions in contemporary queer theory in ways that, following the precedent set by Kadji Amin, Amber Jamilla Musser, and Roy Pérez’s ASAP/Journal issue of the same title, interrogate the formal and aesthetic qualities of queer Scottish writing.
We are seeking abstracts of up to 300 words.
Paper topics could include but are not limited to:
- Analysis of specific works and bodies of work, particularly but not limited to close readings of as yet little-studied writers.
- Fresh approaches to historical periods or genres.
- New connections between established writers and their Scottish or queer context.
- Situation of Scottish writers within international/transnational movements or trends in the literary industry.
- Advancement of theoretical discussions made via analysis of Scottish texts.
- Creative-critical interventions employing form in innovative ways.
Abstract submission should include a brief biography and institutional affiliation.