CFP: [Medieval] Medievalists Read the Fiction of M.R. James (04/30/08)

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Fred Porcheddu
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We are currently soliciting essay proposals for an edited collection on
the fiction of M. R. James, tentatively titled “Medievalists Read the
Antiquary: Essays on the Fiction of M. R. James.” As the title reflects,
we are interested in proposals which engage the relationship between
James’s academic medieval studies and his ghost stories, and therefore we
especially invite proposals by specialists in medieval literature,
textuality, history, and art history.

This will be the first book devoted to James’s fiction, and we would be
pleased to see it become comparable in breadth and quality to “The Legacy
of M. R. James: Papers from the 1995 Cambridge Symposium,” edited by
Lynda Dennison (Shaun Tyas Press, 2001). That volume, which gathered
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 April 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
December 2008.

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