Contributions, proposals, and comments are solicited for a projected book of essays testing the influence and appropriateness of Elizabeth Eisenstein's _The Printing Press as an Agent of Change_ as a model for the study and understanding of the advent of print in non-European cultures. The intent of the book would be dialogic -- Professor Eisenstein has contingently agreed to write a coda responding to the essays occasioned by her work.

Subject to customary editorial board approval, the book would be published in the series, "Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book," by the University of Massachusetts Press. For further information and submissions contact:

Paul M. Wright, Editor
The University of Massachusetts Press
University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, MA 02125-3393 USA

FAX: 617/265-7173