New Ashgate Book Series -- Among the Victorians and Modernists, edited by Dennis Denisoff, Ryerson University

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Ann Donahue, Ashgate Publishing Co.
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Call for Proposals

This series publishes monographs and essay collections on literature, art, and culture in the context of the diverse aesthetic, political, social, technological, and scientific innovations that arose among the Victorians and Modernists. Viable topics include, but are not limited to, artistic and cultural debates and movements; influential figures and communities; and agitations and developments regarding subjects such as animals, commodification, decadence, degeneracy, democracy, desire, ecology, gender, nationalism, the paranormal, performance, public art, sex, socialism, spiritualities, transnationalism, and the urban. Studies that address continuities between the Victorians and Modernists are welcome. Work on recent responses to the periods such as Neo-Victorian novels, graphic novels, and film will also be considered.

Proposals should take the form of either

1. a preliminary letter of inquiry, briefly describing the project; or
2. a formal prospectus including abstract, table of contents, chapter summaries, sample chapter, estimate of length, estimate of the number & type of illustrations to be included, and c.v.

Please send an electronic copy of either type of proposal to the publisher and to the series editor:

Dennis Denisoff
Professor of English
Ryerson University

Ann Donahue
Ashgate Publishing Co.

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