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UPDATE: Philip Roth's America (7/1/03; journal issue)

Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 4:06am
The Philip Roth Society

Special Issue: Philip Roth's America

For an upcoming special issue of _Studies in American Jewish Literature_
(slotted for 2004), I am seeking critical essays devoted to Philip
Roth's recent exploration of American life in the last half of the
20th-century. This "American trilogy," as it has been called by his
publisher, includes the novels _American Pastoral_, _I Married a
Communist_, and _The Human Stain_. Consideration may also be given to
essays focusing on his other later works, such as _Sabbath's Theatre_
and _The Dying Animal_, but ONLY as they relate to Roth's recent
socio-historical articulation of American identity. Topics for
consideration might include:

CFP: Faulkner in the World (9/30/03; collection)

Monday, February 10, 2003 - 12:27am
Paula Pinto Elyseu Mesquita

                        Faulkner In The World

Scholars from Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and Oceania are
invited to submit their proposals for a compilation of international
essays on the reception of William Faulkner’s fiction in specific
national, political and historical contexts, to be published in 2004.

UPDATE: New England Regional Cultures (6/1/03; collection)

Monday, February 3, 2003 - 10:06pm
Solomon Davidoff


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:

CFP: Americana: American Popular Culture, 1900-present (4/15/03; e-journal issue)

Friday, January 31, 2003 - 6:14pm

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900-present) is
currently accepting submissions for its spring 2003 edition due out in May
and published online at

The deadline for submissions is 15 April 2003. Please see the call for
papers link at
for additional requirements.

UPDATE: The US through the Prism of American and British Popular Music (5/1/03; journal)

Friday, January 31, 2003 - 6:05pm
Eric Gonzalez


The United States through the Prism of American and British Popular Music.

For over a century and in modes ranging from hagiography to protest, popular
music has been a prime theatre of observation and representations of the
United States on record, in concert and more generally in the performing
arts. Studying this field, with its senders-artists and their
productions-and its receivers-gatekeepers and audiences-could enable us to
cast a different light on the USA as a source of inspiration, rejection and
attraction for musicians on both sides of the Atlantic in order to explore
certain visions of that country, or at least to examine some of the forces
that shape and/or distort it.

CFP: Walden (10/1/03; journal issue)

Friday, January 31, 2003 - 5:50pm

Call for Papers

In 2004 we will be celebrating the sesquicentennial of the
publication of Henry David Thoreau's Walden. To celebrate that
anniversary the 2004 issue of The Concord Saunterer will be a special
issue devoted to

Walden, the book,
Walden Pond, the place.

The editor of The Concord Saunterer invites papers for possible
publication in this issue on a variety of related topics, such as

=85 the literary significance of Walden
=85 structures and themes in Walden
=85 readers' responses to Walden
=85 the history of Walden Pond and the Walden Woods
=85 the ecology of Walden Pond and the Walden Woods

CFP: Southern Autobiography (8/1/03; journal issue)

Friday, January 10, 2003 - 1:26am
Christopher Windolph


The editors of the SOUTHERN LITERARY JOURNAL invite submissions for a
special issue focusing on southern autobiography--black or white, male or
female, classic or contemporary--and the autobiographical impulse (as
manifested in fiction as well as autobiography and memoir) endemic to
southern authorship. Articles emphasizing new approaches, new readings, or
previously neglected authors and works are particularly desired.

CFP: Philip Roth (1/6/03, for ALA, & 6/1/03, for journal issue; ALA, 5/22/03-5/25/03 & journal issue)

Wednesday, December 18, 2002 - 4:31am
The Philip Roth Society

Studies in American Jewish Literature
Deadline: June 1, 2003

The journal, _Studies in American Jewish Literature_, is interested in
publishing a special issue devoted to the writings of Philip Roth.
Topic areas concerning Roth's writings (fiction as well as non-fiction)
are open, but essays that focus on Roth, Jewish ethnicity, and issues of
postmodernity are particularly welcome. Length of essays should be
5000-7000 words.

The volume number for the special issue has yet to be determined.