CFP: The Limits of History (3/1/07; collection)

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Call for Papers: The Limits of History

Essays are invited for a collection entitled The Limits of History, to be
co-edited by Allen Dunn and
Thomas Haddox. This volume is guided by the assumption that the current
dominance of historicist
approaches to literary study has often distorted the discipline, that
historical methodology as it has
been applied in contemporary literary scholarship is often heedless of its own
inconsistency, blind to its dependence on other disciplines, and incapable of
clearly articulating many
of its own most deeply held values. The essays in this volume will address
the flaws of literary
historicism as it is currently practiced and suggest more productive roles for
historical scholarship with
the ultimate purpose of clarifying the goals and values of literary study. We
welcome contributions that
will draw on a variety of fields, including aesthetics, ethics, theology, the
sciences, and history,
especially new and alternative visions of historical research. We are looking
for essays that engage
rather than ignore the challenge presented by contemporary historicism and
that offer theoretically
supported alternatives to what has become the new disciplinary orthodoxy.

Completed essays (5,000-8,000 words) are due by March 1, 2007. Please send
essays to Thomas
Haddox, Department of English, 301 McClung Tower, University of Tennessee,
Knoxville, TN 37996.
Address inquiries to Allen Dunn ( or Thomas Haddox

Allen Dunn
Thomas Haddox

Thomas F. Haddox
Assistant Professor
Department of English
University of Tennessee
301 McClung Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996

(865) 974-6802

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