Call for essay proposals: Teaching the History of the Book

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Deadline: Monday 17 December 2018.
The MLA Options for Teaching Series invites essay proposals for Teaching the History of the Book, edited by Matteo Pangallo (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Emily Todd (Westfield State University).

Teaching the History of the Book will assemble essays by scholars and teachers from across all fields of literary and language study, exploring theories, practices, and problems in teaching about and with the history of the book. Essays in the volume will provide historical context, theoretical frames, and practical insights for effectively teaching the history of the book, as a subject in its own right and as a component or method in courses on other subjects in the field of literature and language, both within and beyond the Anglophone world. The volume will be used for instructional contexts that include both conventional undergraduate and graduate English literature courses as well as programs such as library studies, creative writing, media studies, art history, and mass communication, and college preparatory and high school classes.

Proposals to contribute an essay to Teaching the History of the Book must be sent as a Word Document attachment to, including an essay title and abstract (250 to 300 words), along with the contributor’s CV. The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, December 17. Contributors whose proposals are accepted will be invited to submit a 4,000- to 6,000-word essay for the volume, on the topic of their proposal.
Related keywords: art history, book history, literature, medias