Call for essays: The Presence of Absence: Literary Missing Persons

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Call for Essays
Essays sought for the upcoming volume The Presence of Absence: Literary Missing Persons, which will examine texts in which an absent character (or characters) has a real influence upon plot or theme (Waiting for Godot, for example). Essays should be clear and jargon free, and aimed at upper-division undergraduates and above. Texts written in English will be given precedence, although European texts readily available in translation will also receive consideration. Abstracts due by 1 February (2010), full essays by June 2. Publisher anticipates book in hand by early 2011.


Darby Lewes, Professor of English and Gender Studies
Lycoming College
700 College Place
Williamsport PA
570 321 4114