Call for Papers: Beatrice Hastings
Pleiades Press is seeking proposals for essays to be included in an upcoming collection on the life and work of Beatrice Hastings. The book will be published as the seventh annual installment of the Unsung Masters Series, and it will include a selection of Hastings’ key works along with essays by contemporary scholars and writers.
Hastings, writing under a variety of pseudonyms for The New Age and The Straight-Thinker, had a front-row seat for the emergence of modernity. As Beatrice Tina, she wrote poems, essays, and fiction encouraging her readers to re-imagine the political, domestic, and sexual lives of women. As D. Triformis, she battled with the WPSU over the goals and tactics of the feminist and suffrage movements. As T.K.L, she argued about and satirized early modernist literature. And as Alice Morning, she wrote dispatches from Paris detailing trends in modernist painting and the horrors of the First World War.
She has appeared for decades as a supporting player in the stories of an astonishing range of twentieth century luminaries—Modigliani, Mansfield, Lewis, Radiguet, Cocteau, Max Jacob, Picasso, Orage—but her own work has been largely forgotten, and only sporadically discussed.
We welcome proposals for essays dealing with any aspect of Hastings’ work. Proposals should be 250-500 words, and should be sent to Benjamin Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15. Contributors whose proposals are accepted should plan to submit a 10-15 page essay by August 15, 2015.
For more information on Pleiades and the Unsung Masters Series, please visit: https://www.ucmo.edu/pleiades/unsung_masters/
Dr. Ben Johnson