9.710 calls for contributors

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Tue, 9 Apr 1996 22:00:21 -0400 (EDT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 710.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Willard McCarty <mccarty@phoenix.princeton.edu> (52)
From: Douglas Killam <dkillam@uoguelph.ca>
Subject: series of books (fwd)

[The following was submitted courtesy of Douglas Killam on behalf of
Bruce and Adele King, who are currently figuring out how to join
Humanist. Replies sent to Humanist, with copies to the Professors King,
are best, I suppose. --WM]

>From: 00acking@bsuvc.bsu.edu
>Date: Sat, 16 Mar 1996 15:39:33 -0500 (EST)

I have edited two series of books on drama and am currently discussing with
a major publisher a series of books concerning literature and identity. At
this point I want to make a list of potential titles and possible authors
for the books. I would also like new hands as I feel that I have run
through those I know. Authors must be able to write well and clearly. I
need authors who can do books introductory to undergraduates yet interesting
to specialists.
I have avoided much discussion of theory as most of it seemed a
waste; but I think Identity is where various conceptualizations meet:
National, regional, class, race, ethnicity, aesthetics, etc. I thought
there might be a series in which each book takes a concept (either generally
or narrowly), explains it, looks at it critically, and by examining some basic
texts shows how the concept intersects with other forms of identity and how
they are used in these texts. I say texts because while I assume the series
will be mostly about literary works, I would like to leave open the possi-
bility that a book might also discuss a well-known film, recording, or some
other text.
This must sound vauge and I have made it that way because good books
come more from proposals or discussions between editor and author than from
formulae. But to clarify, by general topic I mean, for example, a book that
discussed, say, feminism and writing. By narrow, I mean a book about British
women writers of the 1930s. The series might be interesting if it had both
kinds of books as they are bound to look at the concept differently.
I would welcome ideas for books in the series and potential
authors. I can be contacted through e-mail at 00acking@bsuvc.bsu.edu,
or by post: Bruce King, 411 South College Avenue, Muncie, IN 47303, USA.

>Date: Mon, 01 Apr 1996 21:11:13 -0500 (EST)
>From: 00acking@bsuvc.bsu.edu
>Subject: information on women in french

I am vice-president of Women in French, an affiliated organization of the
Modern Languages Association, with some 500 members, who are both men and
women who study the role of women in French and francophone literature and
civilization. If any historians are interested in joining, they can
contact me for membership information.
Also, as editor of the annual refereed journal, Women in French Studies,
I welcome submissions on any area of French/women's culture, written in
either French or English, 20 page maximum. The deadline is April 10.
Submissions to me: Adele King, Department of Modern Languages, Ball
State University, Muncie, IN 47306. E-mail: 00acking@bsuvc.bsu.edu.
Fax 317-285-8980.