From Carolyn Yates
Call for Papers
C21 Literature Special Issue 2016
Twenty-first Century Scottish Fiction
With the opening of Scottish Parliament in 1999 and the independence referendum in September 2014, the twenty-first century thus far has been a
time of important political change in the Scottish nation.
This special issue of C21 Literature asks how the literary landscape of Scotland has evolved over this period, and asks if Scottish fiction can offer insights into questions around locality, nationhood, and the global in the twenty-first century. Is it possible to speak of a national literature with reference to writing from Scotland?
The journal calls for articles examining all aspects of post-millennial Scottish literature. Articles may address but are not limited to:
• politics and 21st century Scottish fiction
• Scottish history and/ or tradition in the new millennium
• Scottish genre fiction
• literature and the independence referendum
• negotiating the local and the global
• reconfigurations and dis/continuities in 21st century Scottish literature
• new perspectives on the Scottish canon
• spatiality and/or temporality
• gender and nation in the new millennium
How does such writing inform our thinking in the twenty-first century, within Scotland and beyond?
Articles should be 6000–7000 words. Reviews and conference reports
should be 1000–2000 words.
Deadline:1st October 2015 . See the 21st Century Scottish Fiction website for full details.