Attention Americanists: We are pleased to report that the new volume of Resources for American Literary Study will soon be published. It’s an exceptionally strong volume, featuring a range of work, from a presentation of the future of the study of Washington Irving to an examination of the correspondence of Cormac McCarthy and his editor Albert Erskine. We invite you to consider submitting your work to the next volume.
Since its founding in 1971, RALS has been devoted to archival discovery and bibliographical analysis. Published as an annual with AMS Press since 2003, it has featured in recent volumes hitherto unpublished letters from Edgar Allan Poe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Robert Frost, Robert Lowell, and Elizabeth Bishop; hitherto unpublished stories by Louisa May Alcott, Mike Gold, and Eugene O’Neill; a never-before-published poem by Edith Wharton; never-before-published plays by Tennessee Williams; biographical pieces on Margaret Fuller, Frank Norris, Mary Wilkins Freeman; compositional studies of Willa Cather, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe and Elizabeth Bishop; and transatlantic studies of Phillis Wheatley, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Frederick Douglass. Bibliographies have focused on a range of authors, including Herman Melville, Kate Field, Julian Hawthorne, Charles Bukowski, and William Maxwell. The “Prospects” series, dedicated to presenting opportunities for future scholarship on American writers, has in recent years addressed Benjamin Franklin, James Fenimore Cooper, Bret Harte, William Dean Howells, Stephen Crane, and John Steinbeck. And the review-essays and reviews continue to provide expert opinion on a broad array of scholarly books, including reference volumes. RALS remains a unique and valued venue in American literary scholarship.
We are now soliciting submissions for next year’s volume. As always, we seek archival discoveries and primary and secondary bibliographies. If you have such work, we welcome your submission. And if you know others who have such work, including graduate students, we would appreciate your passing this letter on to them and encouraging their submissions. Given our schedule, we ask that all submissions for the next volume be sent by November 1, 2012. The work should be double-spaced, with MLA documentation, and emailed as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are happy to add that AMS Press is in the process of making RALS available digitally.
We wish you a great beginning to the new semester.
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