CFP: [Collections] articles and essays on Moby-Dick
Objective: A proposed anthology of papers and essays on Moby-Dick,
addressing the meaning and metaphorical significance of the white whale.
Needed: Articles, academic papers or essays (in MLA Style, if citations
are used). Non-exclusive rights requested. Reprints are acceptable.
Statement: In Moby-Dick the significance of the white whale to Ahab is
discussed, and Chapter 42 ("The Whiteness of the Whale") specifically
details its significance to the narrator. This raises the larger
question of what the white whale means, or was supposed to mean, to us,
the audience. The challenge for contributors to this anthology is to
answer that question -- to answer it as clearly as the subject allows,
and with whatever arguments seem necessary and sufficient.
Reading Period: November 30, 2008 - November 30, 2009
Contact: cetusalbus_at_timonsesaias.com (inquiries only)
submissions (North America): Timons Esaias
White Whale Project
6659 Woodwell Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1320
submissions (elsewhere): email for permission and submission
latest update: http://www.timonsesaias.com/moby.html
Guidelines and Details
Submissions in hardcopy only, except outside North America.
Request permission before sending by email.
Manuscripts will not be returned.
For reply, include #10 (business) SASE.
Essays, papers, and journal articles of all types are welcome.
If footnoted, please use MLA style. Length is open.
No abstract is required.
Regardless of approach, all submissions must primarily address
the Project's thematic question: what does the white whale mean? This may
focus on what Melville intended, and/or -- if different -- what it means
despite the author's intent. (Exception: the editor may also consider
including a limited number of essays discussing primarily what the white
whale meant to the contributor alone. If you are submitting such a
piece, please indicate this in your cover letter, by designating it a
Category B entry.)
Please include a brief cover letter, with contact information.
Editor seeks non-exclusive rights only.
Editor hopes, upon acceptance of the projected book by a
publisher, to provide an immediate $100 advance against royalties.
Contributors will share in any royalties, with details on acceptance.
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