UPDATE: [American] Contributors needed for general literature reference work

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer McClinton-Temple
contact email: 

Facts on File, Inc is putting together an ambitious, three-volume
reference work that will guide high school and college students through
the most commonly reoccurring themes in the most commonly assigned works
of literature. The work will begin with 1500-word essays on the 50 most
common themes in literature.

Part II will consist of explorations of those themes in the 300 most
commonly assigned works of literature in American high schools and
colleges. Contributors will be assigned one or more works from
the "Works List" below, and then, in collaboration with the editor, will
choose three themes from the "Themes List" below. Contributors will then
craft a 250-word Introduction and three 750-word essays on the chosen
themes. These essays are to be close readings of the text, and require
no outside sources.

All details may be found at http://staff.kings.edu/jamcclin/general.htm

 From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
             more information at
Received on Fri Nov 14 2008 - 15:59:37 EST