Call for Chapters: Owen Barfield in Contemporary Contexts

‘Owen Barfield in Contemporary Contexts: Exploring His Thought and Influence’ is a proposed edited collection that will focus on the life, work, and ideas of Owen Barfield. The book will be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, and the editor Martin Ovens invites contributors to submit book chapter proposals by October 1st, 2018.

The chief purpose of the book is to present fresh scholarship on the work and ideas of the British philosopher, critic and poet Owen Barfield (1898-1997) by addressing the nature, range, potential, application, relevance and significance of his thinking across diverse domains in contemporary contexts.

Called “the first and last Inkling,” “Heidegger disguised as an English solicitor,” and “one of the most neglected important thinkers of the twentieth century,” Owen Barfield was an acknowledged influence on several twentieth century figures, including J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Gabriel Marcel, W.H. Auden, Saul Bellow, T.S. Eliot, David Bohm, Howard Nemerov, Walter de la Mare and Harold Bloom.

Reflecting his output, the book contains work by scholars of different disciplines exploring aspects relating to religion/theology, philosophy, literary theory/criticism, economics and science.

Please contact martin.ovens@univ.oxon.net for more information, and with ideas or proposals for chapters.

Important Publisher Information:

  • Cambridge Scholars Publishing Contributor Agreement — Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s Contributor Agreement is available by clicking here (PDF).
  • Cambridge Scholars Publishing Policies and Guidelines — Cambridge Scholars Publishing requires that bibliographic citations follow Chicago Manual of Style format. For additional manuscript guidelines, please click here (PDF).
  • Additional publishing policies and guidelines are available by clicking here.
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