Critical Perspectives on Resistance in 21st-Century British Literature

Due Date: 10-30-2023

Chapter proposals are invited for the book Critical Perspectives on Resistance in 21st-Century British Literature, to be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing (

We welcome innovative and insightful chapters that critically analyze and engage with the ways resistance is represented, examined, and challenged in twenty-first-century British literature.

Recommended topics for proposal submission include:

  1. Subversive Narratives: Exploring Resistance in Contemporary British Novels
  2. Intersectional Resistance: Gender, Race, and Class in Twenty-First-Century British Literature
  3. Political Activism and Resistance in Twenty-First-Century British Literature
  4. Postcolonial Perspectives on Resistance in Contemporary British Literature
  5. Resistance and Identity Formation in British Diasporic Fiction
  6. Ecocriticism and Environmental Resistance in Twenty-First-Century British Literature
  7. Queer Resistance: LGBTQ+ Narratives in British Literature
  8. Resistance and Power Dynamics in British Drama and Theater of the Twenty-First Century
  9. Digital Resistance: Technology, Media, and Literature in the Digital Age
  10. Memory, Trauma, and Resistance in Contemporary British War Literature
  11. Resistance and Social Change in Children’s and Young Adult Literature in Britain
  12. Deconstructing Traditional Genres: Experimental Forms of Resistance in British Fiction
  13. Resistance and Historical Revisionism in British Historical Fiction
  14. Exploring Resistance through Magical Realism in British Literature
  15. Resistance and Satire: Political Critique in British Literary Works

Important Dates

30 October 2023: Proposal Submission Deadline

31 October 2023: Notification of Acceptance

30 November 2023: Full Chapter Submission

7 December 2023: Review Results Returned

30 December 2023: Final Chapter Submission

The book is planned to be published in 2024.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before 30 October 2023 a chapter proposal of at least 1,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of their proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by 31 October 2023 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters of 5,000–6,000 words are expected to be submitted by 30 November 2023, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines here to prepare their proposals and full chapters. All chapters have to be professionally proofread prior to final version submission until 30 December 2023 in order to pass the pre-press phase of the publishing process. The chapters which fail to pass that phase twice are denied to proceed in the publishing process.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication.

All proposals should be submitted to the editor, Nilay Erdem Ayyıldız, at with the title “CSP-Chapter Proposal Submission.”

If you have any further queries or require additional information, please contact the editor at