Authors with both farm and teaching backgrounds encouraged to submit 1500-5000 word reflective essays for possible publication in an anthology tentatively titled _Black Earth & Ivory Tower: Working the Middle Ground._ The deadline for first submission is February 15, 2003.
_Black Earth & Ivory Tower_ attempts to reconcile what most perceive to be radically different, even opposed lifestyles: that of farmer and academic. In particular, I am interested in the sincere reflections and poignant analysis of farm-grounded teachers reflecting on their trade(s) and the singular relationship that exists between arts and tillage, school and farm. I expect the book will be suitable for classroom adoption in education, rural studies, sociology, agricultural history, American history, American studies and interdisciplinary studies. It is important to me that the book be read and enjoyed by those outside academe, so I am asking that footnotes and academic citations be kept to a minimum.
Interested in informed, accessible, and sincere treatment of the intersection of agrarian and academic lifestyles. Previously published essays considered, provided no-cost permissions. Submit 1500-5000 word manuscript, cover letter, bio, and self-addressed, stamped envelope (if snail mail). Essays may be submitted as a MS Word attachment via the email address below or a MS Word document on an IBM-formatted disk sent to:
Zachary Michael Jack
Greeneville, TN 37743
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