[Msa-discuss] Final Reminder: First Book Institute Applications Due by Feb. 12 (Hard Deadline)

SEAN X GOUDIE sxgoudie at psu.edu
Thu Jan 18 23:26:27 EST 2018


 
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Call for Applications



The 2018 First Book Institute



June 3-9, 2018



Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS)
at Pennsylvania State University



Co-Directors



Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary
Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book



Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and
Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature



The stakes of successful publishing by early career
professors are more urgent than ever given the current state of higher
education promotion and publishing.  Responding to a glaring need in the
field, the First Book Institute—now in its sixth year—features workshops and
presentations led by institute faculty aimed at assisting participants in
transforming their book projects into ones that promise to make the most
significant
impact possible on the field and thus land them a publishing contract with a
top university press.  Eight successful applicants will be awarded $1500
stipends to defray the costs of travel and lodging. 



Applications to the First Book Institute are invited from
scholars working in any area or time period of American literary studies who
hold a PhD and are in the process of writing their first book (whether a
revised and expanded dissertation or other project).  Applicants should
not have negotiated a formal agreement of any kind with a press to publish
their manuscript.  



Electronic applications, due by February 12, 2018, should
include the following:



·       Application
letter describing the project and anticipated timeline for completion



·       C.
V.



·       Project
abstract, including chapter summaries



·       Introduction
or sample chapter



Please send all application materials in a single PDF file
(and any queries) to cals at psu.edu.



For more information about the First Book Institute,
including video testimony about the inaugural First Book Institute from the
participants and co-directors, please see:



<http://cals.la.psu.edu/programs-series/first-book-institute>



 
 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
 


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Sean X. Goudie
Director, Center for American Literary Studies
http://www.cals.la.psu.edu/
Associate Professor of English
106 Burrowes
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-3945



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