Studies in Fiction and Non-Fiction of Marilynne Robinson
Housekeeping (1980) – winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award;
Mother Country: Britain, the Welfare State, and Nuclear Pollution (1989);
The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought (1998);
Gilead (2004) – winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award; and
Home (2008) – winner of the Orange Prize.
We are seeking scholarly essays of 15,000 words by August 1, 2010 on any aspect or approach to a work by Marilynne Robinson. We encourage submissions on the following suggested topics for an essay collection to be released in 2011:
*Housekeeping, particularly in the context both of considerable scholarship which has been published since 1980 as well as in the context of Robinson's later fictions;
*"Housekeeping" the 1980 film directed by Bill Forsythe and starring Christine Lahti;
*Mother Country, a non-fiction discussion of the nuclear power industry in the UK; and
*The Death of Adam, a collection of essays developing fresh arguments about John Calvin, Abolition, education and other topics in U.S. culture.
Send 250-word abstracts and contact information by March 15, 2010 to co-editors: