Kurt Vonnegut (Critical Insights essay collection); abstracts due 30 March 2012

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Robert T. Tally Jr.
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Critical Insights: Kurt Vonnegut, edited by Robert T. Tally Jr.

Call for proposals

The editor of Critical Insights: Kurt Vonnegut seeks proposals for essays on any aspect of Kurt Vonnegut's life and work. Please send proposals of 250–300 words, along with a brief CV listing previous publications, to robert.tally@txstate.edu by March 30, 2012.

If accepted, contributors' final essays of 6,000–7,000 words will be due on August 31, 2012.

This volume will appear part of the "Critical Insights" series, published by Salem Press (a division of EBSCO). The series is intended for use by high school and undergraduate students, providing them with a comprehensive introduction to the work of a single author that they are likely to encounter, discuss, and study in their classrooms. Critical Insights: Kurt Vonnegut will help students build a foundation for studying Vonnegut's writings in greater depth by introducing them to key texts, concepts, contexts, critical approaches, and critical vocabulary found in the scholarship on Vonnegut's life and work. Essays should be written in a clear and concise style that is accessible to adolescents and young adults, avoiding terminology with which students may be unfamiliar (or, if some jargon is necessary, cogently defining these terms within the body of the essay), and illustrating key concepts with examples and quotations from primary and secondary sources.

Please contact Robert Tally at robert.tally@txstate.edu with any questions.