Submissions are invited for fictional/creative responses relating to the controversial heritage of D H Lawrence. Selected submissions will contribute to an anthology which aims to respond to and interpret the controversial aspects of Lawrence’s work; celebrating his contribution to the literary canon whilst also addressing the potentially outdated elements of his works when viewed through a 21st century lens. Prose or poetry submissions should be up to 7,500 words, and might relate to Lawrence’s portrayal of women, sexuality, race, disability, class or other identified aspects of Lawrence’s prose or poetry. As an example, the response might consider Clifford Chatterley’s experience of disability within Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
The anthology will be edited by Sean Richardson and Heather Green, both PhD candidates at NTU university. Sean is researching the relationship between literature and geography in the Modernist period, and currently hosts the Modernist Podcast and runs the Midlands Modernist Network. Heather is researching the potential of creative writing to interpret literary heritage and was recently commissioned to produce storybook interpretation for children at Beeston Canalside Heritage Centre and Dorking Museum.
Once edited, the anthology will be submitted to local publishers (interest has already been expressed by one publisher) and will form a potential addition to collections at local heritage sites. The projected anthology has further formed part of a paper recently presented at Queer Modernisms, an international one-day conference which took place in April.
Submissions to: N0684397@ntu.ac.uk