CfP: Non-Canonical British Literature 1890-1945, book (deadline 15 April)

Non-canonical British literature: 1890-1945

Abstracts by 15 April – DEADLINE EXTENDED

Papers due 30 August 2020

We are working on an edited book on non-canonical English literature between 1890 and 1945 to be published by a UK publisher. The provisional title of the book is Non-canonical British Literature: 1890-1945, and topics might include (but are not limited to):


  • theoretical background of non-canonicity;
  • studying individual non-canonical writers and their work(s);
  • reasons for exclusion from the canon;
  • shift from non-canonical to canonical;
  • the role of power, ideology and religion in exclusion from the canon;
  • conventionality and tradition;
  • reception studies;
  • sexuality, violence and censorship.

Please send an abstract as a word document of  300 words with a short bio note of 100 words to Petar Penda ( and to Tatjana Bijelic ( Abstract submission is due to March 30th 2020 and paper submission (5000 – 7000 words) is due to August 30th 2020.