Edited collection on Bonnie Jo Campbell

deadline for submissions: 
November 15, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Lisa DuRose, Ross Tangedal, Andy Oler
contact email: 

We invite chapter proposals for an edited collection on the writing of Bonnie Jo Campbell. Campbell is the author of three short-story collections—Mothers, Tell Your Daughters (2015), Women & Other Animals (1999), and American Salvage (2008), which was a finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics’ Circle Award. She has also published two novels—Q Road (2002) and Once Upon a River (2011), which was recently adapted into a feature film.

This collection will incorporate critical analysis as well as essays on teaching Campbell’s work. The editors seek proposals on any of Campbell’s published writing, especially as it pertains to intersecting elements of contemporary American identity. For instance, proposals may focus on Campbell’s attention to gender, class, or racial identities, not to mention rurality, violence, drug abuse, or other aspects of her fiction.

Using the webform below, please submit a 250-word proposal, along with a short bio, by November 15, 2019. Completed chapters, which should be between 4000-6000 words, will be due by June 1, 2020. If you have questions, please contact the editors, Lisa DuRose (ldurose@inverhills.edu), Ross Tangedal (rtangeda@uwsp.edu), and Andy Oler (andy.oler@erau.edu).