Call for Papers
I am currently soliciting proposals for essay-length contributions to an edited collection on Barry Hannah's fiction. This collection would build on (and encompass) the essays included in Ruth D. Weston's Hannah special issue of _Mississippi Quarterly_ (Fall 2001). A major Southern university press has expressed interest in publishing the project, and already a number of scholars have agreed to submit new essays for consideration.
At this stage I am
interested in all proposals, involving any critical approach and any Hannah
work, short or long. However, please note that the aforementioned university
press has expressed a preference for essays that range relatively widely.
i.e., that do not consider only one of Hannah's stories/novels. Given that
this would be the first essay collection on Hannah's work, and given the
variety of that work, I am reluctant to impose a single overarching theme on
either the collection or, indeed, Hannah's ouevre. However, publishing
realities, for one, dictate that the collection will likely be organized
around one, two or
- Hannah and
postmodernism (as a literary style or aesthetic, esp. Hannah in comparative
context with other postmodern writers)
Please submit proposals (between 300-500 words) to one of the email or postal addresses below as soon as possible, and no later than 15 December 2002. I plan to submit formal proposals to at least two university presses in late December 2002 or early January 2003.
Dr. Martyn Bone