Call for Book Chapters: All for One and One for All--Alexandre Dumas as a Symbol of France since 1870

Eric Martone's picture
Call for Publications
Subject Fields: 
French History / Studies, Humanities, Literature, Black History / Studies

 Scheduled to publish during the 150th anniversary of Dumas’s death, this edited collection traces the evolution of biracial nineteenth-century writer Alexandre Dumas’s legacy as a controversial symbol of France since 1870, as it has struggled to deal with colonialism and its aftermath, and increased diversity and globalization.

Currently, chapters with topics focusing on the following themes are still needed:

-- Dumas’s experiences as an “outsider” in nineteenth-century France

--Dumas’s literary reputation in nineteenth-century France

-- Dumas’s literary reputation in early twentieth-century France

--French intellectual engagement with Dumas from the 1960 to 1990s

-- Dumas’s interment in the Panthéon and use as a symbol of diversity

Individuals interested in contributing a chapter should send an abstract (no more than 500 words) and CV to by March 15, 2019. Notification of acceptance will be made by March 22, 2019. Chapters will be due September 15, 2019.

Contact Info: 

Eric Martone, Associate Professor of History & Social Studies Education, Mercy college, New York

Contact Email: