Monday, April 23, 2012

Reminder: OScholars Conan Doyle Special (5/30/2012)

Articles of between 1500 and 2500 words are sought for a special issue of the OScholars to be edited by Karen Devlin. Submissions will be accepted by Karen Devlin on the basis of an abstract of c.250 words and will then be double-blind peer reviewed. Subjects may include but are not limited to:

  • Conan Doyle and Scotland
  • Conan Doyle and Ireland
  • Conan Doyle and his contemporaries
  • The literary legacy of Conan Doyle
  • The influence of Maupassant on Conan Doyle
  • The 'Sherlockian' or 'Holmesian' phenomenon
  • London as metonym in the work of Conan Doyle
  • Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot
  • Conan Doyle as mediaevalist
  • Conan Doyle and masculinity
  • Conan Doyle's depiction of women
  • Conan Doyle and imperialism
  • Pastiche parodies and plagiarism

Contributors are encouraged to look beyond the Holmes canon. Abstracts should be sent to Karen Devlin at to arrive not later than 30th May 2012