Posted by Erika Gaffney, Publishing Manager
Representing Ashgate at our first MLA experience in Canada, Lea Durfee and I had a thoroughly enjoyable time! The location was lovely, and the temperatures much milder than in Vermont, our usual base of operation, that particular week. The Ashgate book display looked great (see picture) and got, we felt, a good reception from the assembled literary scholars. We especially enjoyed hearing feedback about our book covers (“they really pop!”).
Interest in Ashgate titles was strong across the full spectrum of the list, but particular elements seemed to stand out: for example, the New Hispanisms series, and within that series, the volume Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire.
Also of special note was the first unveiling to an MLA audience of a new book series, Among the Victorians and Modernists, General Editor: Dennis Denisoff.
We look forward to reconvening in Austin, next January, to display the latest offerings from our Literary Studies list, and to discuss new book proposals.