edited collection, CFP
From: Michael Austin [mailto:austinm@...]
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 8:22 PM
To: Carroll, Joseph C.
Subject: RE: announcements?
Here is a brief call for papers for a volume that I am editing with my good friend and colleague, Kathryn Stasio. Would you mind distributing it to the list of evolutionary literary scholars that you maintain? Just today, we got an advance contract from AMS press for the book. We would be glad to work with contributors from your list with a very short abstract or even an e-mail expressing interest.
Call for Papers for a Book Collection; Reasoning Beasts: Evolution, Cognition, and Culture in the Eighteenth Century
Abstracts due by November 1, 2012 First draft of accepted papers due May 1, 2013.
Please send 500 word abstracts proposing contributions to a book of essays, to be published by AMS Press, exploring literature and culture in the long eighteenth century (1660-1820) from the perspective of evolutionary or cognitive literary theory. Final essays should be between 6000 and 7500 words and should apply some aspect of cognitive or evolutionary cultural theory to an eighteenth-century work, group of works, author, genre, textual issue, or cultural phenomenon. Abstracts should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae or short biography. Authors of accepted abstracts will be contacted by December 1, 2012 and asked to submit a first draft for publication by May of 2013.