CRITICAL INSIGHTS: RICHARD WRIGHT

Contributions are sought for Critical Insights: Richard Wright, a collection of scholarly essays (under contract with Grey House Publishing/EBSCO) on Wright’s fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, and film or television adaptations. The editor seeks original essays on Wright’s best-known texts (Uncle Tom’s Children, Black Boy, and Native Son), as well as his lesser-known texts and films made of his texts. Because Critical Insights volumes are directed toward a readership of advanced high school and undergraduate college students, each chapter will present an argument on one or a few of Wright’s texts, supported by close reading of text or images. The argument must be broad enough to reflect one or more primary concerns of that text and to introduce students to previous scholarship on that particular aspect of the text. The goal for the volume is to provide a wide-ranging set of critical interpretations of most of Wright’s texts, drawing on current theoretical approaches, written in a style accessible to the target readership. To propose a chapter, send a 300–500-word abstract (or more than one abstract) and a CV by 15 June 2018 to the editor, Kimberly Drake (kdrake@scrippscollege.edu). The volume is scheduled to be published during fall 2018, so deadlines will be coming up soon. Authors of chapters that appear in the published volume will be paid for their work.