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CFP: Native American Writing Systems and (Counter)Discourses of Identity (1/10/04; conference dates not noted)

updated: 
Sunday, December 21, 2003 - 12:14am
Penelope Kelsey

Native American Writing Systems and (Counter)Discourses of Identity

This session will consider the role of Native American writing systems
and recordkeeping before contact and in post-contact literatures.
Especially welcomed are papers that consider how indigenous literacies
are informed by different worldviews than Eurowestern literacies, how
Native writing is conceived of as a socially-constituted act, and how
early tribal writers invoke and deploy these methods of record as unique
rhetorical strategies. Please send an abstract and one-page vita to
pmkgsl_at_rit.edu by January 10.

CFP: Living Forge 2: Rust Belt, Working Class Lit (4/1/04; journal)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 3:47am
Jonathan William Senchyne

        The editors of Living Forge, the literary and arts journal of the rust
belt, are proud to announce that they are accepting submissions for their
next issue. Living Forge publishes poetry, short fiction, creative
nonfiction, drama, essays, critical works, book reviews, and other artworks
that have life in the rust belt as their focus.

CFP: Teaching Appalachian Literature (2/7/04 & 8/7/04; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, December 13, 2003 - 12:34am
Pat Gantt

Teaching Appalachian Literature: Collection-Proposal deadline:
February 7, 2004; Final Article due 8/7/04 (Patricia M. Gantt, Utah
State University, editor)

Please send proposals of approximately one page to be considered for an
edited collection on teaching Appalachian literature, a book that will
provide a practical guide for teachers and literary scholars. Completed
chapters must be submitted by August 7, 2004, in Word format. The
collection is already under contract with a major university press.
Proposals may be sent to pgantt_at_aol.com. All inquiries welcome.

CFP: Multiple Literatures in America: Hybrid, Homogeneous, or Hegemonic? (grad) (1/9/04; e-journal issue)

updated: 
Sunday, December 7, 2003 - 6:18am
Julianne Newmark

UPDATE
***Call for Papers***
Issue 3.2: Multiple Literatures in America: Hybrid, Homogeneous, or
Hegemonic?

The third open issue of Xchanges, an electronic journal focusing on
interdisciplinary exchange between all areas of the humanities, will
appear in March 2004. Xchanges is a component of the Y/X Project of the
American Studies Program at Wayne State University and is made possible
by the Rushton Endowment. Xchanges solicits work from scholars on the
graduate level and is also eager to include exceptional papers by
upper-level undergraduate students. The editor of the journal is
Julianne Newmark and the technical editor and webmaster is Joy Burnett.

CFP: Walt Whitman/Horace Traubel (3/1/04; journal issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 3, 2003 - 2:17am
Micstrev_at_aol.com

Named for the street in Camden, New Jersey, on which Whitman lived at the end
of his life, The Mickle Street Review (http://www.micklestreet.rutgers.edu/)
is an electronic journal published by the Rutgers University-Camden English
Department in cooperation with the Walt Whitman Program in American Studies at
Rutgers-Camden and the Walt Whitman House and Visitor Center.

CFP: South Carolina Folklife (3/15/04; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 10:11pm
S. Criswell

The Publications Committee of the South Carolina Traditional Arts Network
(SCTAN) is proud to announce the planned publication of an edited volume on
folklore and folklife of South Carolina. The volume will be published by
the University of South Carolina Press.
We have just signed a contract with USC Press and have promised delivery of
all manuscripts by March 2004. All royalties from book sales will be
donated to SCTAN.
The purposes of the volume are to promote South Carolina folk traditions to
a wider audience, to increase community awareness of and pride in local
traditions, and to increase our state's awareness of our own cultural

UPDATE: Early American Nature Writers (no deadline noted; dictionary)

updated: 
Sunday, November 16, 2003 - 12:25am
Jason Horn

Hello Folks,

  All but six names have been taken in response to my previous call
for contributors to a new Dictionary of Literary Biography volume on
early American nature writers. I have revised this list and deleted a
few of the most obscure and have added new names--minor but not
impossibly obscure poets. If you would like to write an entry for any
of these writers still left, please let me know. The entry, by the way,
will require 2000-3000 words and will be due in six months. Here
are the few left for entries:

J.D. Canning
L.J.W. Pierson
M.H. Jenks
M.J. Cawein
T.B. Read
Alvin Robinson

UPDATE: Religion in American Literature (12/5/03; journal issue)

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Friday, November 7, 2003 - 9:07pm
Antonia Domínguez Miguela

Call for Papers; "Religion in American Literature"

 AMERICAN@ is accepting paper submissions for its Winter issue of 2003

New submission deadline: December 15.

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The Winter 2003 issue will have a special focus on the influence of =
Religion and the representation of religious practices on both American =
 literature and culture. Contributions may focus on one of the main =
subtopics below:

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