Call for Submissions (Deadline Extended) Medievalists Read the Antiquary: Essays on the Ghost Stories of M. R. James
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (edited collection; deadline extended to 30 June 2008)
“Medievalists Read the Antiquary: Essays on the Ghost Stories of M. R. James”
We are currently soliciting essay proposals for an edited collection on the fiction of M. R. James. In particular, we are interested in proposals which engage the influence of James’s academic medieval studies on his ghost stories, and therefore especially invite proposals by academic specialists in medieval literary or textual studies.
We would be pleased to see this collection become comparable in breadth and quality to the “Legacy of M. R. James” volume edited by Lynda Dennison (Shaun Tyas Press, 2001). That volume, which gathers responses and continuations of James’s lifetime of work on manuscripts and early printed books by insightful medieval specialists, is a model for the collection we envision.
The project will be co-edited by Patrick Murphy (Miami U) and Fred Porcheddu (Denison U). Please send abstracts of 500 words or less (for proposed 5,000 to 7,000-word chapters) with a brief professional c.v., by 30 June 2008, to . Once abstracts have been accepted, a firm proposal will be sent to publishers for consideration; it is hoped that an agreement will be signed and chapters commissioned by autumn 2008, for a potential publication date in early 2009.
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