The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0421 Tuesday, 8 March 2005
From: Mario DiCesare <
Date: Friday, 04 Mar 2005 17:54:03 -0500
Subject: Announcement: Pegasus Press
Pegasus Press Reinvents Itself
Pegasus Press began in 1987 as a paperback subseries of Medieval &
Renaissance Texts & Studies (MRTS); some of the early publications were
reprints or paperback versions of texts in the regular series. In 1996,
when MRTS moved to Arizona State, Pegasus Press was formed out of the
paperback series, some journals (notably Exemplaria and General
Linguistics), and a couple of non-book projects.
From the beginning, our goal has been to publish quality paperbacks in
all areas of Medieval and Renaissance studies at modest cost. We are
always open to proposals for texts and supplementary works suitable for
undergraduate and graduate studies. Our list includes three
widely-praised series: Early European Drama in Translation, the Pegasus
Shakespeare Bibliographies, and Spanish Classical Texts; texts such as
Samuel Daniel's poetry and Defense of Rhyme, The Sorcery Trial of Alice
Kyteler, a verse translation of Petrarch's Canzoniere, and the A-text of
Piers Plowman; as well as anthologies such as Medieval Welsh Poems and
Fabliaux, Fair and Foul, both in verse translation.
We have also published substantial collections of essays - e.g., R. A.
Shoaf's on Troilus and Criseyde, soon to be complemented by Cindy
Vitto's and Marcia Marzec's collection of essays offering new
perspectives on the poem, and a collection of essays on Gower. And
finally, we have published the first low-cost paleographical handbook,
English Handwriting 1400-1650: An Introductory Manual. Forthcoming are
such books as an adaptation-translation of Malory and a substantial
anthology of Spanish women poets of the Golden Age.
Now we are expanding again, or reinventing ourselves again, thanks to
substantial developments in very-small-run printing. Hence, this new
call. We continue to seek proposals for books such as those described
above. Beyond that, however, we now also want proposals for the kinds of
books that even we might not have been able to consider in the past. How
about that minor poet you've always wanted to include on your syllabus
but had to send your students to the library to read? Or that important
fifteenth-century book that's never had a modern edition or translation?
Or that guide you've done up for your own students and which ought to
have wider circulation?
Send us a proposal. You'll get a timely and well-informed response.
Email me at
or send a proposal by snail mail at
101 Booter Road, Fairview, NC 28730.
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