Call for Abstracts (August 16, 2013) for CRITICAL INSIGHTS: THE SLAVE NARRATIVE, a collection of scholarly essays (under contract with Grey House Publishing/EBSCO)
The editor of the proposed book Critical Insights: The Slave Narrative, a collection of scholarly essays (under contract with Grey House Publishing/EBSCO) seeks contributions on any aspect of slave narrative. I’m looking primarily for essays on U.S. slave narratives, but I welcome discussions of slave narratives written by authors outside of the U.S. as well as novels about slavery from the point of view of slaves (such as Beloved). The book will be composed of 14 original essays written for an audience of advanced high school and undergraduate college students; essays should be argumentative and critical, but accessible. 10 chapters will be literary criticism (5000 words each) and 4 chapters will focus on particular aspects of the slave narrative, including a “critical lens” chapter, a chapter on the cultural/historical context of one text, a chapter comparing 2-3 texts, and a “critical reception” chapter (4000-5000 words each). My hope is that the book will cover not only the more “canonical” of the slave narratives, but many lesser known ones as well.
To propose a chapter, please send a 300 to 500-word abstract (or more than one abstract) and a cv ASAP, or by September 6, 2013. Once I have received your submission, I can give you information about deadlines and procedures. The volume is scheduled to be published during the spring of 2014, so deadlines will be coming up soon.
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)