The Book Proposal Workshop is open to all full-time faculty in the humanities, broadly construed. Visiting faculty are eligible to apply.
To apply, please submit a c.v. and a one-paragraph statement describing your book project and your interest in the program. In your statement, please indicate your position and years of service at Miami and the current status of your project. In selecting participants, the Humanities Center steering committee will consider scholarly record, progress on the project, and career stage. Applications are due by the deadline to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type “Book Proposal Workshop” in the subject heading of your message.
Selected participants agree to submit to the Humanities Center a draft book proposal of at least four single-spaced pages during the first week in January. All proposals will be circulated shortly thereafter to members of the workshop for review and critique. Participants are expected to provide detailed written and oral feedback on all other proposals.
The workshop will meet Tuesday, January 16 from noon to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, January 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday's session will begin with a lunch at which participants can get to know one another and Wednesday's session will conclude with a reception and a presentation on humanities grant applications. Applicants should keep open Thursday, January 18 as a makeup day in the event of inclement weather.
Participants will later be invited to meet one-on-one with Courtney Berger, senior editor and editorial department manager at Duke University Press, on Feb. 1 or 2. Workshop participants are required to attend Berger's public presentation. The editor visits as a consultant only and not as an editor soliciting material for publication.