CFP: Transculturalisms, 1400-1700 (ongoing; new book series)

full name / name of organization: 
Erika Gaffney
contact email: 

Announcing a new series from Ashgate Publishing Company—

Transculturalisms, 1400–1700

Series Editors: Ann Rosalind Jones, Smith College; Jyotsna G. Singh,
Michigan State University; and Mihoko Suzuki, University of Miami

This series will present studies of the early modern contacts and exchanges
among the states, polities and entrepreneurial organizations of Europe;
Asia, including the Levant and East India/Indies; Africa; and the Americas.
Books will investigate travelers, merchants and cultural inventors,
including explorers, mapmakers, artists and writers, as they operated in
political, mercantile, sexual and linguistic economies. We encourage authors
to reflect on their own methodologies in relation to issues and theories
relevant to the study of transculturism/translation and transnationalism.
We are particularly interested in work on and from the perspective of the
Asians, Africans, and Americans involved in these interactions, and on such
topics as:

• Material exchanges, including textiles, paper and printing, and
technologies of knowledge
• Movements of bodies: embassies, voyagers, piracy, enslavement
• Travel writing: its purposes, practices, forms and effects on writing in
other genres
• Belief systems: religions, philosophies, sciences
• Translations: verbal, artistic, philosophical
• Forms of transnational violence and its representations

Proposals should take the form of either
1. a preliminary letter of inquiry, briefly describing the project; or
2. a formal prospectus including: abstract, brief statement of editorial
methodology, table of contents, sample chapter, estimate of length (NB, in
words, pls), estimate of the number and type of illustrations to be
included, and a c.v.

Please send a copy of either type of proposal to each of the three series
editors and to the publisher, at these addresses:

Ann Rosalind Jones
Esther Cloudmann Dunn Professor of Comparative Literature
Program in Comparative Literature
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
USA (if sending attachments to Prof. Jones, pls make
sure they end as .doc)

Jyotsna G. Singh
Professor of English
201 Morrill Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1036

Mihoko Suzuki
Professor of English
321 Ashe Building
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL 33124

Erika Gaffney
Ashgate Publishing Company
101 Cherry Street, Suited 420
Burlington, VT 05401-4405

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