Vernon Press invites book proposals on the theme: ‘Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550 – 1700,’ for our book series in History. All areas of study, with a common goal of representing the creation, exchange, and reception of literature written by women in the early modern period, are encouraged to submit, including disciplines such as Women’s Studies, Art, and Music.
Deadline for proposals: November 30th 2018
The scope of the present call is broad. All issues stemming from the transmission and translation of female-authored texts to the self-fashioning of the female self will be considered. Possible topics include (non-comprehensive list):
The notion of authorship
The emergence of the female writer and the fashioning of the female self
The effect of gender on the reception and/ or circulation of texts
Cross-cultural encounters: the circulation of texts, ideas, and reputations across national and linguistic boundaries
Physiology of reading: Readerly consumption as an active, transformative process.
Women as patrons
The role of mediators, collaborators, and publishers
Women religious: female writers and religion
Visual and/ or textual representation of female writers
How to submit your proposal
Please submit one-page monograph proposals at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, including an annotated summary/motivation, a short biographical note and (if applicable) a list of similar titles. Proposals that treat other topics of relevance to the series in History are also welcome. More information on what we look for in a proposal is available on our website.
Information on the call is also available at: https://vernonpress.com/proposal/35/50124acda4e7e7e73d276a60e0e8e4e7