CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Submissions: LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE

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Eric Skipper
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Rodopi Press Amsterdam/ Atlanta announces a new series of literary studies
entitled DIALOGUE, under the general editorship of Michael J. Meyer. The
series will offer new and experienced scholars the opportunity to present
alternative readings and approaches to classic texts (those which have
received canonical acceptance in either American or Continental

Essays sought for Laura Esquivel’s LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE. For list of
possible topics and more info, contact Eric Skipper

Ultimately, the editor will select 6 essays from younger scholars or those
with limited publication or more recent PhD degrees and 6 from scholars
who are considered experts in the field. The latter 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 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 sort of Point / Counterpoint reaction. 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. Presently, plans
are being made for the first volume which will feature Samuel Beckett's
End Game and will be edited by Mark Byron of The University of Sydney. The
second volume will concentrate on Arthur Miller's Death of A Salesman and
will be edited by Eric Sterling of Auburn University. 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; they will 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 are considered to be an authority or
well-known commentator on the title or author.

Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2008.

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