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CFP: Monographs on Contemporary American and Canadian Writers (book series)

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Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 5:17am
Sharon Monteith

New Series Announcement

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN AND CANADIAN WRITERS

Call for Proposals for a new series of academic monographs

Manchester University Press is proud to announce the launch of a new
series dedicated to the critical appraisal of contemporary North American
writers. The series will reflect the breadth and diversity of writing in
America over the last thirty years, and will provide critical evaluations
of established, emerging and critically neglected novelists. This series
offers an exciting opportunity for authors to explore notions of the
contemporary, and to analyze current and developing modes of
representation with a focus on individual writers and their works.

CFP: Faulkner and Whiteness (9/24/05; journal issue)

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Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 5:17am
Faulkner Journal

The Faulkner Journal
Call for Papers: Faulkner and Whiteness
Deadline: 9/24/05

Guest Editor: Jay Watson, University of Mississippi

Faulkner lived and wrote at a time when models of normative and deviant
identity were increasingly racialized, even as models of racial identity
were increasingly biologized. This is one among many reasons why whiteness
in Faulkner--and the whiteness of Faulkner--deserve our critical attention.
This special double issue of The Faulkner Journal welcomes submissions that
problematize the ostensibly unremarkable phenomenon of whiteness in
Faulkner's life and career. Topics could include, but are by no means
limited to, the following:

CFP: DLB American Poets of the 21st Century (deadline various; collection)

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Friday, April 16, 2004 - 2:43am
Richard Flynn

CFP: DLB American Poets of the 21st Century (deadline various; collection)

I am seeking contributors for The Dictionary of Literary Biography volume on
"American Poets of the 21st Century," a reference work about poets and their
lives and careers. The series is widely available in libraries and if you
are unfamiliar with the series, I suggest you look at the volumes concerning
American Poets since World War II, edited by R.S. Gwynn and Joseph Conte to
give you an idea of the format. You should also consult the web site of the
publisher, Bruccoli Clark Layman for further information:
http://www.bcl-manly.com

CFP: 20th Century American Gothic and Romance Writers (12/30/04; collection)

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Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 1:36am
Fishburn, Haley F

I am currently seeking contributors for a new volume in the Dictionary of Literary Biography series, 20th Century American Gothic and Romance Writers, to be published by Bruccoli Clark Layman, Inc. in 2006.

The entries vary in length from 3,000-12,000 words, but each entry should combine a biographical/bibliographical narrative with a critical assessment of the author's works.

Please send a letter of interest and brief CV (no attachments please) via e-mail to haley.f.fishburn_at_ttu.edu or by post to:
Haley F. Fishburn

Department of English

Texas Tech University

P.O. Box 43091

Lubbock, TX 79409-3091

In the letter of interest, please provide full mailing address and indicate preferred entry/ies.

CFP: Anti-Americanism in British Lit. (5/1/04; collection)

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Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 5:56am
Diana Archibald

Please submit 250-word abstracts and 2-page vitae by May 1, 2004 for
a proposed collection on ANTI-AMERICANISM IN BRITISH LITERATURE.
Expressions of interest prior to deadline would be appreciated.

Anti-Americanism in British Literature:
Romantic, Victorian, and Modernist Views of America

CFP: Finding the OX: Buddhism and American Culture (7/1/04; collection)

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Friday, March 12, 2004 - 6:16am
John Whalen-Bridge

CALL FOR PAPERS: Finding the OX: Buddhism and American Culture (7/1/04)

The editors invite proposals of essays for a book on Buddhism and
American culture. Aimed at a readership across a wide range of
disciplines, Finding the Ox: Buddhism in American Culture will collect
essays that test and play with disciplinary boundaries between Literary
Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies
and Queer Theory. The proposed papers engage theoretical problems, offer
close readings of specific texts, or (most fruitfully) ground
speculative debates within the practice of mindful reading. Specific
essays in the volume may consider:

UPDATE: Women in U. S. Race Riots (3/31/04; collection)

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Wednesday, March 10, 2004 - 5:42am
Julie Cary Nerad

UPDATE: Call for Papers

Abstracts on women's roles in specific race riots (listed below) are
invited to complete a collection tentatively entitled "Rage, Resistance,
and Representation: Women in U. S. Race Riots."

Springfield, IL (1908); East St. Louis, IL (1917); Chicago, IL (1919);
Detroit, MI (1943)

CFP: Representations of Death in Nineteenth-Century US Writing (4/5/04; essay collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2004 - 5:16am
Lucy Frank

I am seeking contributions for a volume of critical essays on
representations of death in nineteenth-century US writing. The book is
currently under consideration by Ashgate Press. Essays on the following
topics would be especially welcome:

Representations of death/mourning in postbellum African-American writing or
Native American writing.

Representations of the Civil War in literature and popular culture.
(Suggested topics might include photographic representations of the Civil
War; national mourning and public monuments; the memorialisation of
battle-fields; autobiographical accounts of battle; Civil War fiction and
poetry).

CFP: Erskine Caldwell (3/31/04; collection)

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004 - 6:57am
McDonald, Rob

I am interested in receiving detailed proposals (500 words) or whole essays
on Erskine Caldwell for possible inclusion in a collection to be published
in 2005 by McFarland. The goal is to elevate Caldwell's critical stature by
presenting fresh studies that measure his work fully-and
provocatively-against established traditions of American literature.

All approaches are welcome, but to complement other essays in the volume, I
am particularly interested in including discussions of the following topics:

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