CFP: Cultural History of Reading: American Literature (no deadline noted; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Sara Quay
contact email: 

The Cultural History of Reading (forthcoming from Greenwood Press, 2007)
seeks contributors to its American Literature Volume, particularly authors
interested in the literature and culture of The American Revolution, the
Civil War, and the late 20th-early 21st centuries (1960-present)..

The volume examines written documents (books, pamphlets, treatises, plays,
poems, essays etc.) that shaped, and were shaped by, crucial cultural
events throughout the world and in the United States.

Each chapter will begin with an introduction to the region or time period
and will include detailed information about the significant texts that
stand in relation to the era, including author, date of first publication,
overview of content, cultural significance. As relevant, information about
book manufacturing and new technologies will be included, as will general
trends regarding libraries, bookstores, reading patterns etc. A timeline
of important cultural events will also be included in each chapter. A list
of sources for further reading will be included at the end of each chapter
or section. Chapters are approximately 50-60 pages (18,600 words).

Please contact Dr Sara Quay at for more information.

Sara Quay, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Education
   and Chair, Liberal Studies
Endicott College
376 Hale Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Phone: 978/232-2200
Fax: 978/232-3100

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