Cambridge Scholars Publishing announces a Call for Proposals/Submissions for a collection of essays provisionally entitled Re-examining Arthur Conan Doyle, edited by Nils Clausson, author of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Art of Fiction: A Revaluation (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2018; paperback 2019). The focus of the collection will be on re-examining all aspects of Arthur Conan Doyle’s life and writings. Proposals should make clear how the chapter will specifically contribute to the project of re-examination. How does your paper offer a fresh way of interpreting or evaluating Conan Doyle’s works, or examine overlooked or neglected aspects of his oeuvre and life, or propose new approaches to his works, or reconsider current emphases and approaches in Conan Doyle studies. Possibilities include, but are not limited to the following topics/areas:

Conan Doyle’s relationship to contemporary writers (e.g., R. L. Stevenson);
Reinterpretations and/or revaluations of specific works or groups of works;
His relationship to the fin de siècle, the romance revival, or 1890s Gothic;
Conan Doyle and popular fiction/culture (e.g., the genre-literary fiction debate);
Adaptations of Conan Doyle’s works (stage, film, TV);
Conan Doyle and science fiction/fantasy;
The aesthetics and form of Conan Doyle’s fiction;
Reconsiderations of his poetry, drama and non-fiction;
Conan Doyle and the Boer War or the Great War (or both);
Revisionist interpretations of Conan Doyle and imperialism;
Conan Doyle and the tradition of the historical novel;
Fresh approaches to/readings of the Holmes stories;
Conan Doyle and journalism (e.g., his investigations of injustice);
His forays into politics, specifically his two runs for Parliament.
Rationalism and empiricism vs. spiritualism and the supernatural;

All approaches are welcomed. Send the proposal (maximum of 500 words) as a Word attachment in an email to the editor: Feel free to make an initial inquiry before sending the proposal. If you have a draft (or finished) paper you can send it in place of a proposal. Deadline for proposals: June 15, 2020. Accepted proposals will then be given a deadline. Anticipated publication date: early 2021.

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