at the Pink Heart Society.
From Eric, in his capacity as Executive Editor of the Journal of Popular Romance Studies, comes this
CALL FOR PAPERS: Georgette Heyer
Georgette Heyer’s work spanned many genres, including the detective novel, Georgian romances, and historical fiction, and she has been credited by critics with establishing the Regency romance as a popular romantic novel form. Acclaimed by reviewers and other novelists, including A. S. Byatt, Heyer’s enduring popularity among romance readers is evident in the publication history of her work—most has never gone out of print, with new editions recently published by HQN and Sourcebooks, Inc.—and in her many imitators. With the publication of Jennifer Kloester’s new literary biography of Heyer in the fall of 2011, the time seems right for a reexamination and reevaluation of Heyer and her work.
The Journal of Popular Romance Studies is soliciting papers for a special forum on Heyer as a romance novelist, guest-edited by Phyllis M. Betz. All critical approaches are welcome; papers may focus on individual novels or groups of texts, on Heyer’s changing status as a middlebrow and popular novelist, on paratextual and contextual issues (covers and marketing, publication history, reception), or on Heyer’s legacy.
Essays / proposals on Heyer’s work in other genres, and on her genre-crossing texts, are also solicited for a separate anthology, also edited by Phyllis M. Betz.
For the special JPRS forum on Heyer as a romance novelist, please submit scholarly papers of no more than 10,000 words to An Goris, Managing Editor email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions should be Microsoft Word documents, with citations in MLA format. The deadline for submissions is May 4, 2012.
For more information about the anthology on Heyer’s work in other genres, please contact Phyllis M. Betz at email@example.com.And in other CFPs we have:
Allusions and echoes – cultural recycling and recirculation, an international colloquium at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, June 16-17, 2012. Deadline for paper/panel submissions is March 30, 2012. More details here.
Guilty Pleasure Literatures: The penny dreadful to the graphic novel. Dr Curt Herr and Dr. Deb Christie seek essays on guilty pleasure literatures for a new anthology. We are looking for submissions that explore the idea of guilty pleasure reading balanced with the cultural significance of the works under question. Deadline for submissions is Jan. 18th, 2012. More details here. [Since those details are rather limited, I contacted Dr Herr to ask for more information, and to enquire whether he and Dr Christie would be interested in submissions related to popular romance novels. Unfortunately he has not yet replied.]
The 10th Global Conference on Monsters and the Monstrous (Tuesday 11th September – Friday 14th September 2012), Mansfield College, Oxford. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 16th March 2012. Details here.
The 7th Global Conference on The Erotic (Tuesday 11th September – Thursday 13th September 2012), Mansfield College, Oxford. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 16th March 2012. Details here.
The 2nd Global Conference on Beauty: Exploring Critical Issues (Friday 21st September – Sunday 23rd September 2012), Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 16th March 2012. Details here.
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