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Call for monograph or edited volume proposals for our series in Literary Studies

Organization: Vernon Press
Categories: Postcolonial, Digital Humanities, American, Hispanic & Latino, Interdisciplinary, British, Genre & Form, Popular Culture, Literary Theory, Rhetoric & Composition, Women's Studies, World Literatures, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Medieval, Early Modern & Renaissance, Long 18th Century, Romantics, Victorian, 20th & 21st Century, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2020-07-31 Abstract Due: 2020-04-02

Vernon Press invites proposals for monographs or edited volumes for our Series in Literary Studies.

Literary studies is one of the richest and most interdisciplinary fields of study, encompassing a wide array of valid approaches, from the historical, to the theoretical, to the experimental. Broadly speaking, works of literary scholarship aim to change or enhance the way we read texts by investigating their complexity.

We are particularly interested in books on English Literature, although we are open to proposals which examine any type of world literature.

The scope of the present call is broad. Possible topics include (non-comprehensive list):

-Female writers in English Literature
-Origins of the English Language
-Medieval literature
-Literary objects/Material culture
-Mass media and pop culture
-Reading scripture
-Early modern theatre; Shakespeare
-Post-colonial literature
-Writing lives
-History of rhetoric
-Literary journalism
-Jewish literature
-War poetry
-New Historicist approaches
-Literary theory
-Close/distant reading techniques; practical criticism

Some of the books in the series include: The Picturesque, The Sublime, The Beautiful: Visual Artistry in the Works of Charlotte Smith and The Poetics of Fragmentation in Contemporary British and American Fiction, among others.

How to submit your proposal

Please submit one-page monograph proposals to submissions@vernonpress.com or james.mcgovern@vernonpress.com, including a summary, a short biographical note and (if applicable) a list of similar titles. Proposals that treat other topics of relevance to the series in Literary Studies are also welcome. More information on what we look for in a proposal is available on our website.

About the publisher

Vernon Press is an independent publisher of scholarly books in the social sciences and humanities. We work closely with authors, academic associations, distributors and library information specialists to identify and develop high quality, high impact titles.

We offer a quick turnaround. Proposals will be evaluated within two weeks and we aim to conclude peer review in under two months. We use members of our unique community of reviewers who are qualified, guided and sufficiently motivated to provide high-quality reviews promptly.

Our publication terms are amongst the most competitive in the industry. We offer useful and timely feedback and support to authors throughout the publication process. Our books are distributed and marketed globally. All books published in the series will be available as hardback and affordable paperback and e-book editions. More information: www.vernonpress.com



James McGovern