CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity

Source of Information: GEMCS-L 2001-07-26
Date of Event: n.a. (no event, but a monograph series)
Location of event: n.a. (monograph series)
Deadline for abstracts etc.: none indicated

Announcing a new series from Ashgate Publishing Company-

Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity

Series Editors:
Mary Thomas Crane, Boston College and
Henry S. Turner, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ashgate's new series provides a forum for groundbreaking work on the
relations between literary and scientific discourses in Europe, during a
period when both fields were in a crucial moment of historical formation. We
welcome proposals that address the many overlaps between modes of
imaginative writing typical of the sixteenth and seventeenth
centuries-poetics, rhetoric, prose narrative, dramatic production,
utopia-and the vocabularies, conceptual models, and intellectual methods of
newly emergent "scientific" fields such as medicine, astronomy, astrology,
alchemy, psychology, mapping, mathematics, or natural history. In order to
reflect the nature of intellectual inquiry during the period, the series is
interdisciplinary in orientation and will publish monographs, edited
collections, and selected critical editions of primary texts relevant to an
understanding of the mutual implication of literary and scientific
Proposals should take the form of either

1) a preliminary letter of inquiry, briefly describing the project; or

2) a formal prospectus including: abstract, table of contents, sample
chapter, estimate of length, estimate of the number and type of
illustrations to be included, and a c.v.

Please send a copy of either type of proposal to each of the series editors
and to the publisher, at the addresses below:

Mary Thomas Crane
Dept of English
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Henry S. Turner
Dept. of English
University of Wisconsin-Madison
600 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706

Erika Gaffney
Ashgate Publishing Company
131 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05401-5600

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