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Vernon Press Call for Book Proposals: Literary Studies

October 1st, 2019 by Jade Hinchliffe, in

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

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
  • Ecopoetics
  • Mass media and pop culture
  • Reading scripture
  • Early modern theatre; Shakespeare
  • Post-colonial literature
  • Writing lives
  • History of rhetoric
  • Modernism/post-modernism
  • Literary journalism
  • Jewish literature
  • War poetry
  • New Historicist approaches
  • Literary theory
  • Close/distant reading techniques; practical criticism

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.