Contemporary Irish-American Women Writers
Call for Papers
Comparative American Studies
An International Journal
Comparative American Studies: An International Journal is an exciting new
journal that will extend scholarly debates about American Studies beyond the
geographical boundaries of the United States, repositioning discussions
about American culture explicitly within an international, comparative
Exploration and Adventure in the 19th Century American West
ATQ announces a special issue for 2004 on exploration and adventure in the
nineteenth-century American West. This issue seeks to expand studies of
exploration and adventure in the American West in light of recent
developments in literary and cultural studies. This issue encourages
considerations of well-known and less well-known explorations and
adventures in the West.
Articles might engage questions such as:
How might a study of exploration and adventure help us to reconsider
relatively monolithic conceptions of the West as it relates to
masculinity, femininity, race, and ethnicity?
The European Journal of American Culture
In the next few months I will take over the editorship of EJAC from Professor
Richard Ellis of Nottingham Trent University, and would like to thank him for
all the work which he has put into the journal over so many years.
In addition to the staple fare of the journal (scholarly articles and book
reviews) the editorial team want to broaden the focus of the journal. In
particular we want to include spaces for comment and reply so that
developments in American culture can be highlighted and discussed as they are
happening rather than retrospectively.
Contributors are needed to write short essays (ranging from 500 to 2000
words) on these topics:
"April Inventory" by Snodgrass,
"Black Arts Movement,"
"Naomi Shihab Nye,"
The essays are for a volume entitled A Companion to Twentieth-Century
American Poetry (to be published in 1994 by Facts on File, Inc., a publisher
that enjoys very wide distribution in libraries, colleges and high schools,
as well as bookstores).
The Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas (JASAT) is
accepting manuscripts 15-25 pages in length on various aspects of American
culture, with an emphasis on Texas, the South, and the Southwest. Among
recent articles are "An Aural Counterpart: Afro-Chicano Music Culture and
Mainstream Radio in Post-War Los Angeles," "Wiring Texas: The Story of the
Texas and Red River Telegraph Company"; "Chinese Medicine and Asian-American
Literature [vis a vis San Francisco]: A Case Study of Fifth Chinese
Daughter"; and Donald K. Picken's reflections on the Civil War and the Lost
Cause thesis: "Second Thoughts on the Second American Revolution."
_Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory_ is currently
soliciting submissions for an upcoming special issue
on Mary McCarthy, guest edited by Brenda Murphy.
Call for Papers:
The Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas (JASAT) is a
refereed journal published annually in the fall and welcomes manuscripts
15-25 pages in length on various aspects of American culture, with an
emphasis on Texas, the south, and southwest. Although manuscripts are
accepted at any time, the deadline for each issue is April 30. Among recent
articles are a study of inter-ethnic relations and the music industry in Los
Angeles, "'An Aural Counterpart': Afro-Chicano Music Culture and Mainstream
Radio in Post-war Los Angeles"; an examination of the first wire-line
telegraphy company west of the Mississippi, "Wiring Texas: The Story of the
AMERICAN REGIONAL CULTURES-A Greenwood Reference Series
The Greenwood Publishing Group, an award-winning publisher of reference
books and monographs, is developing a major new reference series that will
provide an invaluable and unprecedented tool in the field of Regional
Studies. The series will be marketed to college, high school, and public
libraries throughout the United States, and will be offered for sale as
individual volumes and as a complete set.
I am seeking contributors for the volume dealing with the New England
region, made up of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode
Island and Vermont, for each of the following topical chapters: