Book Collection: Reasoning Beasts: Evolution, Cognition and Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century (Abstracts due by 11/1/12)

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Book Collection: Reasoning Beasts: Evolution, Cognition, and Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century
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Abstracts due by November 1, 2012 First draft of accepted papers due May 1, 2013.


Michael Austin (
Kathryn Stasio (

Please send 500 word abstracts proposing contributions to a book of essays exploring literature and culture in the long eighteenth century (1660-1820) from the perspective of cognitive or evolutionary literary theory. Final essays should be between 6000 and 7500 words and should apply some aspect of cognitive or evolutionary cultural theory to an eighteenth-century work, group of works, author, genre, textual issue, or cultural phenomenon. Abstracts should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae or short biography. Authors of accepted abstracts will be contacted by December 1, 2012 and asked to submit a first draft for publication by May 1, 2013, when we hope to have the volume ready to be reviewed by prospective publishers.

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