Lexington Books Series: Studies in Medieval Literature

LAUNCH OF A NEW BOOK SERIES

 

Studies in Medieval Literature

Edited by Albrecht Classen, University Distinguished Professor of German Studies, University of Arizona aclassen@email.arizona.edu

 

DESCRIPTION AND RATIONALE

The field of medieval literature continues to attract  interest as we  discover ever newer perspectives and levels of meaning. The growing number of young and seasoned medievalists bringing innovative approaches to the study medieval literature needs a publication forum for their works. Our new book series invites scholars to publish their most powerful, exciting, and forward-looking studies, which will thus become an excellent platform for Medieval Studies at large. There is a burgeoning market of medieval studies, but there are not enough publishers yet that can help more forward-looking, innovative, and cross-disciplinary researchers to bring out their work on medieval literatures. Lexington Boooks now offers this new platform!

This new book series invites medievalist scholars to submit their research in the form of book-length manuscripts (ca. 250--300 manuscript pages each). In particular, we would like to invite proposals for projects that take interdisciplinary, ecocritical, gender studies, xenology, or communicative approaches to the study of medieval literature. We welcome monographs on medieval women’s literature; comparative aspects of medieval literature in different languages or from different national, cultural or religious backgrounds; projects that apply space- and time-oriented or animal studies approaches to literature of the medieval era; and projects in the field of manuscript studies, textual analysis, and interdisciplinary literary studies.

 

VOLUMES

We welcome monographs on medieval women’s literature; comparative aspects of medieval literature in different languages or from different national, cultural or religious backgrounds; project that apply ecocritical or animal studies approaches to literature of the medieval era;  and projects in the field of manuscript studies, textual analysis, and interdisciplinary literary studies.

 

Editor

Dr. Albrecht Classen, University Distinguished Prof., University of Arizona, Dept. of German Studies. He has published 87 books so far, including two with Lexington (The Forest in Medieval German Literature and Early History of the Southwest through the Eyes of German-Speaking Jesuit Missionaries). His newest book, Water in Medieval Literature, is also under contract with Lexington. Also, he is editor of two scholarly journals, Mediaevistik (Peter Lang) and Humanities (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute). He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants for his work in medieval literature. 

Advisory Board – All board members are well established in their field, and each member specializes in medieval literature written in a specific language and so will be able to advise on proposals in relevant areas. Additional members who would cover further fields in medieval literature, will be invited, as the situation will arise.

 

Werner Schäke, Univ. of Copenhagen, Old Norse

Christopher R. Clason, Oakland Univ., Rochester, MI, German Studies

Andrew Breeze, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Old Welsh, Celtic, and Latin

Connie Scarborough, Texas Tech, Spanish and Portuguese

Gloria Allaire, University of Kentucky, Italian

Fabian Alfie, University of Arizona, Italian

Raymond Cormier, Longwood Univ, VA., French and Latin

Janina Traxler, Manchester Univ., IN, French

Marianne Ailes, Univ. of Bristol, UK, French