Announcing a new series from Ashgate Publishing Company

Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity

Series Editors: Mary Thomas Crane, Boston College and Henry S. Turner, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ashgate's new series provides a forum for groundbreaking work on the relations between literary and scientific discourses in Europe, during a period when both fields were in a crucial moment of historical formation. Proposals that address the many overlaps between modes of imaginative writing typical of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries-poetics, rhetoric, prose narrative, dramatic production, utopia-and the vocabularies, conceptual models, and intellectual methods of newly emergent "scientific" fields such as medicine, astronomy, astrology, alchemy, psychology, mapping, mathematics, or natural history are welcome. In order to reflect the nature of intellectual inquiry during the period, the series is interdisciplinary in orientation and will publish monographs, edited collections, and selected critical editions of primary texts relevant to an understanding of the mutual implication of literary and scientific epistemologies.

Proposals should take the form of either:

1) a preliminary letter of inquiry, briefly describing the project; or
2) a formal prospectus including: abstract, table of contents, sample chapter, estimate of length, 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 series editors and to the publisher, at the addresses below:

Mary Thomas Crane
Dept of English
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 USA

Henry S. Turner
Dept. of English
University of Wisconsin-Madison
600 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706 USA

Erika Gaffney
Editor Ashgate Publishing Company
131 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05401-5600 USA

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