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Rodopi of Amsterdam and New York announces a new series of literary studies
under the general editorship of Michael J. Meyer of DePaul University
"Dialogue" will offer new and experienced scholars the opportunity to
present alternative readings and approaches to classic texts that have
received canonical acceptance in either American or Continental Literature.
The series editor or a guest editor will list several different topics or
approaches to the text, which have in the past elicited a significant level
of disagreement among critics or have an inherent controversial element.
Experienced scholars may write an essay that responds to the topics listed
or may be selected by the editor to respond to the paper of a younger or
emerging scholar.* The goal will be to pair the readings and to establish a
dialogue between the two respondents. Another possibility would be to share
the senior scholar's response with an emerging scholar to establish a Point
/ Counterpoint reaction. Ultimately, the volume editor will select 6 essays
from younger emerging scholars, and 6 from scholars who are considered
experts in the field.
The major goal of the series would be not only to open the door to voices
which are already silenced by the selective nature of academic presses but
to encourage new approaches and insights that will both enliven the text and
promote further discussion of the work in question.
*Call for proposals:*
Guest editors for future volumes are being sought by the series Editor,
Michael J. Meyer of DePaul University Chicago. Interested parties may
contact him for more information or with a proposal at mjonmeyer_at_gmail.com
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or write Jennifer Higginbotham: higginbj_at_english.upenn.edu
Received on Wed Nov 08 2006 - 12:46:02 EST