[Msa-discuss] Beatrice Hastings essay collection--CFP
bgjohnson at ucmo.edu
Fri Jul 25 01:18:36 EDT 2014
Pleiades Press is seeking proposals for essays to be included in an
upcoming collection on the life and work of Beatrice Hastings. The book
will be published as the seventh annual installment of the Unsung Masters
Series, and it will include a selection of Hastings’ key works along with
essays by contemporary scholars and writers.
Hastings, writing under a variety of pseudonyms for *The New Age* and *The
Straight-Thinker*, had a front-row seat for the emergence of modernity. As
Beatrice Tina, she wrote poems, essays, and fiction encouraging her readers
to re-imagine the political, domestic, and sexual lives of women. As D.
Triformis, she battled with the WPSU over the goals and tactics of the
feminist and suffrage movements. As T.K.L, she argued about and satirized
early modernist literature. And as Alice Morning, she wrote dispatches
from Paris detailing trends in modernist painting and the horrors of the
First World War.
She has appeared for decades as a supporting player in the stories of an
astonishing range of twentieth century luminaries—Modigliani, Mansfield,
Lewis, Radiguet, Cocteau, Max Jacob, Picasso, Orage—but her own work has
been largely forgotten, and only sporadically discussed.
We welcome proposals for essays dealing with any aspect of Hastings’ work.
Proposals should be 250-500 words, and should be sent to Benjamin Johnson
at bgjohnson at ucmo.edu by October 15. Contributors whose proposals are
accepted should plan to submit a 10-15 page essay by August 15, 2015.
For more information on Pleiades and the Unsung Masters Series, please
Dr. Ben Johnson
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