UPDATE: Mary Shelley & Her Contemporaries (8/1/06; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Lamar Adam Mekler
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** The deadline for submissions for this collection has been extended until
8/1/06 **

Submissions are requested for a collection of essays focusing on the work of
Mary Shelley and her contemporaries. This collection is developing out of a
very successful panel from this year's NEMLA conference, and there is a
publisher interested in possibly producing the collection.

The importance of Mary Shelley as a woman writer during the Romantic period
has been firmly established over the last two decades. In confirming her
significance, scholars have moved "beyond _Frankenstein_" to examine her
numerous works in a variety of genres, including the novel, short story,
drama, poetry, and literary biography. This collection will seek to continue
this effort by including papers discussing Shelley's importance to the
Romantic period, hopefully discussing both her better known and her lesser
known works, and exploring the complex relationship between her works and
the writings of her contemporaries. Papers examining her writings in modes
other than the novel and short story are particularly encouraged.

Please submit the following by MS Word attachment by August 1 to L. Adam
Mekler, lmekler_at_jewel.morgan.edu: 250-word abstract, 20-page paper (ca. 6000
words), and a current c.v. Inquiries are certainly welcome before the

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