CFP: Companion to the American Essay (no deadline; book)
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.
The Faulkner Journal
Call for Papers: Faulkner and Whiteness
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)
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:
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.
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
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: 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)
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