8. 30. 2010-12.31.2010

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Rodopi Dialogue Series: Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
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Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792)

Rodopi Press Amsterdam / Atlanta announces a new series of literary studies entitled Dialogue under the general editorship of Michael J. Meyer. The series will offer new and experienced scholars the opportunity to present alternative readings and approaches to classic texts (those which have received canonical acceptance in either American or Continental Literature). As the guest editor for the volume on Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of The Rights of Woman, I have developed a list of several different topics or approaches that have in the past elicited a significant level of disagreement among critics or have an inherent controversial element. Ultimately, 6 or more essays will be selected from younger scholars or those with limited publication and more recent PhD degrees as well as 6 or more from scholars who are considered experts in the field. The latter scholars may write an essay that responds to the topics listed or may be selected by the editor to respond to the paper of a younger scholar. The goal will be to pair the readings and to establish a dialogue between the two contributors. Another possibility would be to share the senior scholar's response with an emerging scholar to establish a sort of Point / Counterpoint reaction. The major goal of the series would be not only to open the door to voices which are silenced by the selective nature of academic presses but to encourage new approaches and insights that will both enliven the text and promote further discussion of the work in question. Emerging scholars will be defined by the following criteria: MA ABD or recent PHD, Instructor, lecturer or Assistant Professor status, publications limited to articles in journals and monographs and / or chapter studies; they will have 6 years or less from the awarding of a doctoral degree. Experienced scholars will demonstrate the following: teach at the Associate Prof level or above, have at least 7 years experience from the awarding of the PHD, have published book-length studies, and are considered to be an authority or well-known commentator on the title or author.

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Enit K. Steiner
English Department
University of Zurich, Switzerland