UPDATE: Macbeth: New Critical Essays (5/31/05; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Nicholas Moschovakis
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Up to five complete essays are currently sought by the editor of *Macbeth: New
Critical Essays,* an essay collection that is now under contract as a
forthcoming installment in Routledge's widely distributed Shakespeare Criticism
Series. Only previously unpublished essays are eligible for inclusion.
(However, essays that are included will be available for later republication.)

Essays should diplomatically negotiate the challenge of meeting the varied needs
of an audience including advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and
specialists. One purpose of the volume is to make available an up-to-date,
comprehensive and bibliographically informative overview of traditional and
current approaches to the play. Another is to articulate general questions
that have arisen from both older and newer lines of interpretation, as well as
staging original interventions in those critical debates that remain relevant.

Complete drafts must be submitted on or before May 31, 2005, should conform to
MLA style (employing internal citation and a bibliography of works cited), and
should be approximately 3,750-7,500 words in length (excluding footnotes and
end matter).

Of particular interest at present are complete essays addressing any of the
following topics:

- any aspect of the witches in *Macbeth* (in early modern culture, or on stages
since the play's original appearance)

- any aspect of the play's problematic textual history, especially in
relationship to questions about authorship, authorial intention, and
interpretive authority (but NOT including discussions of the "Shakespeare
authorship question")

- innovative perspectives on any aspect of the play's major soliloquies
(textual, contextual, performative)

- new research into any aspect of the play's relationship with classical,
biblical, and continental humanist texts and contexts (but excluding the
specific topics of conscience and legal aspects of resistance theory)

- feminist perspectives (but excluding those with a primary focus on physiology
and sexuality)

- queer perspectives (preferably grounded in historical approaches to early
modern culture and/or subsequent developments in the performance of the play)

- developments in performance on world stages since 1800 (excluding the U.S. and
China, and NOT including film adaptations)

Please direct inquiries and submissions to Nicholas Moschovakis at

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