Thursday, September 06, 2007

Transculturalisms, 1400-1700

A new series from Ashgate Publishing Company.

Series Editors: Ann Rosalind Jones, Smith College; Jyotsna G. Singh, Michigan State University; & Mihoko Suzuki, University of Miami

This series will present studies of the early modern contacts and
exchanges among the states, polities and entrepreneurial organizations
of Europe; Asia, including the Levant and East India/Indies; Africa; and
the Americas. Books will investigate travelers, merchants and cultural
inventors, including explorers, mapmakers, artists and writers, as they
operated in political, mercantile, sexual and linguistic economies. We
encourage authors to reflect on their own methodologies in relation to
issues and theories relevant to the study of transculturism/translation
and transnationalism. We are particularly interested in work on and
from the perspective of the Asians, Africans, and Americans involved in
these interactions, and on such topics as:

* Material exchanges, including textiles, paper and printing,
and technologies of knowledge

* Movements of bodies: embassies, voyagers, piracy, enslavement

* Travel writing: its purposes, practices, forms and effects on
writing in other genres

* Belief systems: religions, philosophies, sciences

* Translations: verbal, artistic, philosophical

* Forms of transnational violence and its representations

Proposals should take the form of either

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

2. a formal prospectus including: abstract, brief statement of your
critical methodology, table of

contents, sample chapter, estimate of length (NB, in words, pls),
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 three
series editors and to the publisher, at the addresses on the reverse of
this page.

Book proposals or letters of inquiry should be sent (one copy each) to:

Ann Rosalind Jones
Esther Cloudmann Dunn Professor of Comparative Literature
Program in Comparative Literature
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
USA (if sending attachments to Prof. Jones, pls make sure they end as .doc)

Jyotsna G. Singh
Professor of English
201 Morrill Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1036

Mihoko Suzuki
Professor of English
321 Ashe Building
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL 33124

Erika Gaffney
Ashgate Publishing Company
101 Cherry Street, Suited 420
Burlington, VT 05401-4405


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