CFP: [Medieval] Beowulf (collection; 2/15/08)

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Nathan Breen
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Papers are being sought for a new volume on Beowulf to be published in
Rodopi (Amsterdam/NewJersey) Press's “Dialogue” series. The Dialogue
series offers 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
Beowulf volume will be edited by Nathan Breen, professor of English at
DePaul University. Seeking essays from both emerging and experienced
scholars that address inherently controversial topics, i.e. topics that
have generated significant levels of debate in the past or that cultivate
new approaches and insights into Beowulf.
*Emerging scholars* will be defined by the following criteria: MA, ABD or
recent PHD; Instructor, lecturer or Asst Prof status; publications
limited to articles in journals and monographs and/or chapter studies;
individuals who have 6 years or less from the awarding of a doctoral
degree. *Experienced scholars* will demonstrate the following:
teach at the Associate Prof level or above, have at least 7 years
experience from the awarding of the PHD, be published in book length
studies, and/or be considered to be an authority or well-known
commentator on the title or author. The editor will select 6 from each
category and provide controversial issues within the text to create a
dialogue between writers.
Abstracts for potential essays (250-500 words) due 2/15/08. Final essay
length: 25-30 pp. For a list of controversies and to express interest,
please write

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