02 April 2012

Call for Essays - Rereading Mary Wroth: Edited Collection

Post date: 02 April 2012
Deadline: 30 June 2012

Edited Collection—Rereading Mary Wroth

Editors: Naomi Miller, Katherine Larson, Andrew Strycharski

  • Abstracts of 400–500 words and a brief CV by June 30, 2012.
  • Final Essays of 5,000–6,000 words will be due in January, 2013

2010 marked the twentieth anniversary of Reading Mary Wroth, edited by Naomi Miller and Gary Waller, a collection that helped to propel interest in one of the first “canonized” women writers of the English Renaissance. As we move into the second decade of the twenty-first century, new work on Wroth is appearing that will transform our experiences of reading her—innovative editions, unique scholarly investigations, and creative writing inspired by her life. This volume sets out to chart opportunities for scholars and students to re-read Wroth now that the necessity of reading her has been established. It takes seriously, moreover, the many different practices that emerge around the term “reading”—editing, performance, revision, scholarly and creative writing, as well as manual, mechanical and digital reproduction.

Because this volume charts new directions for the opening “second wave” of interest in Wroth's canonical texts, we are especially enthusiastic about contributions that exemplify how re-reading Wroth can engage, extend, and transform the increasingly dynamic reading experiences of humanities scholars and students. We aim for work that is both rigorous and accessible. Essays might address objects, affects, archives, or performances; they might rethink gender and sexuality or generate new understandings of print, manuscript, and the digital; they might open vantages on questions of form; or they might strike out in very different directions. We would also welcome contributions to the sections on “Re-editing Wroth” or “Re-imagining Wroth,” which visits the conjunction of biography and creative writing.

We request abstracts of 400 – 500 words and a brief CV by June 30, 2012. Final Essays of 5,000 – 6,000 words will be due in January, 2013. Please submit these materials to Andrew Strycharski (strychar@fiu.edu).

Questions or queries are welcome. For these, please contact any of the volume co-editors: Naomi Miller (njmiller@smith.edu), Katherine Larson (katie.larson@utoronto.ca) or Andrew Strycharski.


For inquiries: njmiller@smith.edu or katie.larson@utoronto.ca

For submissions: strychar@fiu.edu
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