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Announcing a New Series from Ashgate Publishing: Outlaws in Literature, History, and Culture

Posted by Whitney Feininger, Assistant Editor, Literary Studies

Lesley A. Coote and Alexander L. Kaufman are very excited about the future of outlaw studies and its home with Ashgate. We have assembled an international advisory board of scholars, and we welcome proposals for monographs, essay collections, and scholarly editions of primary texts.

Outlaws in Literature, History, and Culture examines the nature, function, and context of the outlaw and the outlawed – people, spaces, practices – in the pre-modern world, and in its modern representations. By its nature, outlawry reflects not only the outlawed, but the forces of law which seek to define and to contain it. Throughout the centuries, a wide and ever-changing, and yet ever familiar, variety of outlaw characters and narratives have captured the imagination of audiences both particular and general, local and global.

This series seeks to reflect the transcultural, transgendered and interdisciplinary manifestations, and the different literary, political, socio-historical, and media contexts in which the outlaw/ed may be encountered from the medieval period to the modern. We accept proposals for scholarly monographs and edited collections of essays whose focus includes literary, historical, folkloric, and cultural studies; critical editions; and translations of outlaw texts. And while the outlaw is perhaps best known as a figure from the Middle Ages, the lives of outlaws continue to live well beyond the medieval period; as such, Outlaws in Literature, History, and Culture’s chronology begins in the Middle Ages and continues to the present day.

To submit a proposal, please send either a preliminary letter of inquiry or a formal prospectus to the series editors and to Ashgate Publishing at the following email addresses:

Lesley Coote l.a.coote@hull.ac.uk

Alex Kaufman akaufman@aum.edu

Whitney Feininger wfeininger@ashgate.com

Please visit the series website or stop by the Ashgate booth at Kalamazoo for more information!

Kalamazoo International Congress on Medieval Studies – we’ll be there!

John Smedley, Publisher for History and Variorum, will be attending the Kalamazoo International Congress on Medieval Studies, 12-15 May 2011.

Ashgate will have a booth there, as usual, with a large display of books. If you will be there, do drop by and say Hello!

Ashgate is also holding a reception, with an open bar, at 9pm on Friday evening. Find us at Valley III 312.

You can follow the ICMS on twitter and the congress hashtag is #Kzoo2011

Ashgate Medieval Studies Catalogue 2011

Ashgate’s 2011 Medieval Studies catalog is available to browse on our website

5 Outstanding Academic Title awards from Choice. 5: Philosophy of Religion in the Renaissance

Five of Ashgate’s 2010 books have received Outstanding Academic Title awards from Choice magazine this year. We’re Thrilled!

This week we’ve been profiling one of the five award-winning titles each day, and today’s book is Paul Richard Blum’s Philosophy of Religion in the Renaissance.

Philosophy of Religion in the Renaissance

What Choice said:

Blum offers a meticulous yet invigorating study… arguably the finest book-length treatment of its subject currently available

About the Author: Paul Richard Blum is T. J. Higgins, S.J., Chair in Philosophy at Loyola University Maryland, USA

About the book: explores the continuity of philosophy of religion from late medieval thinkers through humanists to late Renaissance philosophers, explaining the growth of the tensions between the philosophical and theological views. Covering the work of Renaissance authors, including Lull, Salutati, Raimundus Sabundus, Plethon, Cusanus, Valla, Ficino, Pico, Bruno, Suárez, and Campanella, this book offers an important understanding of the current philosophy/religion and faith/reason debates and fills the gap between medieval and early modern philosophy and theology.

Medieval Academy of America, 18-20 March, Yale University

Elizabeth Sutton will be attending the Medieval Academy of America meeting in March for Ashgate. Come and say hello!

From the conference website:

The 85th Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America will be held 18-20 March 2010, on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Sessions and plenary lectures address a broad range of disciplines and subjects. The meeting is open to anyone interested in the Middle Ages, not only to members of the Academy.