Call for Book Proposals


Call for Proposals: Gylphi Contemporary Writers: Critical Essays. Series Editor: Dr Sarah Dillon (University of Cambridge)


   Gylphi Contemporary Writers: Critical Essays presents a new approach to the academic study of living authors. The titles in this Series are devoted to contemporary Anglophone writers whose work is popularly and critically valued but on whom a significant body of academic criticism has yet to be established. The Series covers writers of all forms, from those penning long and short fiction, to poets, dramatists and authors of creative non-fiction. Each of the titles in the Series develops out of the best contributions to an international conference; represents the most intelligent and provocative material in current thinking about the writer’s work; and suggests future avenues of thought, comparison and analysis. With each title prefaced by an author foreword, the Series embraces the challenges of writing on living authors and provides the foundation stones for future critical work on our most significant contemporary writers.


     Series Titles: David Mitchell: Critical Essays (2011, ed. Sarah Dillon), Maggie Gee: Critical Essays (2015, ed. Sarah Dillon and Caroline Edwards), China Miéville: Critical Essays (2015, ed. Caroline Edwards and Tony Venezia, Adam Roberts: Critical Essays (2016, ed. Christos Callow and Anna McFarlane), Tom McCarthy: Critical Essays (2016, ed. Dennis Duncan), Rupert Thomson: Critical Essays (2016, ed. Rebecca Pohl and Christopher Vardy).


 Titles Forthcoming: Michel Faber: Critical Essays (2018, ed. Jim MacPherson, Rebecca Langworthy and Kristin Lindfield-Ott), M. John Harrison: Critical Essays (2018, ed. Mark Bould and Rhys Williams).


 Academics at any stage in their career with an idea for the Series are encouraged to contact the Series Editor<>


The Series Webpage contains full details on how to contribute


 In this call, proposals for conferences and collections on women writers are particularly welcome.






 Clare Hanson

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 School of Humanities: English

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About Pin-chia Feng

Pin–chia Feng is Chair Professor of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Research Fellow of the Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica (joint appointment) and adjunct Distinguished Chair Professor of Chung Hua University. Currently she is also the director of NCTU’s Asian American Studies Research Center. Feng was NCTU’s Provost of Academic Affairs, Chair of NCTU’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, President of the Comparative Literature Association of ROC (2005-2008), President of the Association of English and American Literature (2009-2011, 2014-2015), convener of foreign literature discipline of Taiwan’s National Science Council (NSC, now Ministry of Science and Technology; 2010-2013), and a recipient of the 2007, 2010, and 2013 NSC Outstanding Research Award as well as the 2015 Academic Award of the Ministry of Education. Her monograph, Diasporic Representations: Reading Chinese American Women’s Fiction, was awarded Academia Sinica’s Scholarly Monograph Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2012). Feng received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1994). She writes on issues of gender, race, and representation in films, graphic narratives, as well as in Asian American, African American and Afro-Caribbean literatures.