Call for Submissions: Essay on Deathbed Scenes in Irish and Irish Diasporic Literature

From the conversion scenes that were a staple of 19th-century didactic fiction, to Joyce’s “The Sisters,” Tom Murphy’s Bailegangaire, John McGahern’s Memoir, and in hundreds of other works, deathbed scenes run throughout Irish writing. I am seeking critical essays that consider such works, from all genres, for an edited collection. Proposals with a comparative or intertextual dimension will be of special interest, but essays that examine a single work are also very welcome. Please send a proposal of no more than 250 words to Jim Rogers, jrogers@stthomas.edu, by October 1, 2017. A major Irish Studies publisher has expressed interest, but there is no contract yet.