“Critical lens” chapter (5,500 words): a close reading of the author from a particular critical standpoint)
“Cultural and historical context” chapter (5,500 words): addresses how the time period influenced the author across different time periods and cultures, as well as what makes the author relevant to a contemporary audience)
“Compare/contrast” chapter (5,500 words): analyzes the author in the light of another author
“Critical reception” chapter (5,500 words): surveys major pieces of criticism of the author and the major concerns that critics of the author have attended to over the years)
Nine (9) literary criticism chapters (7,000 words): for author-centered volumes, analyze commonly studied aspects of the author. Together, these chapters will offer readers a comprehensive introduction to commonly studied aspects of the author and represent major critical approaches to the author.
Note: Word requirement includes works cited.
The Publisher offers a $300.00 Honorarium for the 5,500 word essays, and $350 for the 7,000 word essays. Pending approval of your abstract, your essay would be due by September 1, 2012.
Note also: I welcome referrals from you of other scholars in your circle who might agree to join the project.
FYI: Below are links to several Critical Insight volumens for your perusal:
The Baldwin and Allende links show how the volume chapters are organized. The Tennessee Williams link allows you to see articles.