Calls for Proposals: Aperçus: Histories Texts Cultures

Kat Lecky Announcement
Announcement Type
Call for Publications
Subject Fields
British History / Studies, Literature, Social History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Intellectual History

Aperçus: Histories Texts Cultures

A Bucknell University Press Series


Aperçus is a series of books exploring the connections among historiography, culture, and textual representation in various disciplines. Revisionist in intention, Aperçus seeks monographs as well as guest-edited multi-authored volumes, which stage critical interventions to open up new possibilities for interrogating how systems of knowledge production operate at the intersections of individual and collective thought.

The series has recently come under the leadership of a new Director, as well as a new series editor with expertise in medieval, Renaissance, early modern, and Restoration English texts and contexts. Particular areas of interest include but are not limited to:

1) premodern conceptions and theorizations of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality in art, literature, historical artefacts, medical and scientific works, political tracts, religious texts, etc.

2) negotiations between local, national, and global intellectual spheres;

3) the cultures, literatures, and politics of the excluded and marginalized;

4) print history and the history of the book;

5) medical / health humanities;

6) the cross-pollination of humanistic and scientific modes of inquiry;

7) digital humanities.


We welcome projects by early-career as well as established scholars; we will not consider unrevised dissertations. Please send a proposal and letter of inquiry via email to Kat Lecky at


New titles in the series:


Aaron Hanlon and Kristin M. Girten, eds. Science and Technology in British Literature, 1600-1800 (2023)


Joanna Taylor and Ian Gregory, Deep Mapping the Literary Lakes District (June 2022)


Bärbel Czennia and Greg Clingham, eds. Oriental Networks: Culture, Commerce, and Communication (2021)


Tanya Caldwell, ed. Writing Lives in the Eighteenth Century (2020)



Contact Information

Katarzyna Lecky, Surtz Professor of English, Loyola University Chicago / 2021-22 Solmsen Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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