14 January 2008

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS - The Literary Encyclopedia

Founded in 1998, The Literary Encyclopedia is a collaborative historical and scholarly project of global ambition which intends eventually to provide a description of all literary and cultural texts of scholarly interest in the English-speaking world, and to provide informed guidance to critical reading, cultural topics and the historical context of cultural production.

The Literary Encyclopedia is seeking to extend its coverage of Australian authors, works and topics; we welcome offers from qualified scholars to contribute in any of these categories. The publication is collectively owned by its editors and authors (1600+ and constantly increasing), most of whom are current or recently retired university teachers.

The Literary Encyclopedia has already published over 4100 articles and has 870 commissioned for publication in the next 12 months. The publication is supported financially by institutional subscriptions from a growing number of major literature dep artments, and by individual subscribers.

The search function on our website www.litencyc.com allows one to determine which entries still need to be written. Suggestions for additional entries on people, topics and works are also welcome. If you are interested in writing a particular entry please send a CV and short writing sample to:

Dr Alison Searle, Assistant Editor, The Literary Encyclopedia
Email: alisonsearle@litencyc.com