Featured series: Arc Medievalist
This is the place where we get one of our acquisitions editors to single out a particular series and tell you a bit more about the books due to be published over the next year. We hope this will give you a feel for the sort of material in Arc’s list as a whole, as well as a better sense of the territory our more recently established series cover, to help you decide where your own work might fit. This month, Anna Henderson talks about Arc Medievalist series.
“Arc Medievalist is our home for global medievalism, edited by Nadia Altschul and Josh Davies. Many of you will already have encountered Jonathan Hsy’s book – now available open access and in paperback, for those interested in using it as a teaching text – but we have no shortage of other titles waiting in the wings! Nadia Altschul and Maria Ruhlmann have edited a volume on the diversity of ways in which the Middle Ages has been reworked in Latin America, which is due to be published in March. Then, midway through the year, we’ll be publishing David Clark’s volume on children’s literature and old Norse medievalism, and Gregory Halfond’s work exploring the ways in which the Merovingians served as a model for writing about the Early United States. We follow up with Usha Vishnuvujjala’s book on feminist medievalisms, and the first volume dedicated to Caroline Bergvall’s celebrated trilogy of interdisciplinary medievalist texts and projects, drawing on the wide-ranging body of criticism dedicated to Bergvall’s art, together with newly commissioned essays by critical theorists, linguistics, artists, poets, and medievalists (and edited by Bergvall herself, with Josh Davies).
You can begin to get a sense of the scope and breadth of this exciting series here. Keep posted for further announcements, and have a look at the longer series blurb at https://www.arc-humanities.org/search-results-list/?series=arc-medievalist. I hope the thought of your own book coming out alongside our distinctive selection of books persuades you to send me a book proposal soon. We’re interested in monographs, edited volumes and also shorter ‘minigraphs’ of 50-60,000 words. If you prefer, drop me a line for a bit of informal advice first…”
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