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CFP: Critical Companion to Henry James (no deadline; collection)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm
Eric Haralson

Seeking contributors to write signed entries for a "Critical Companion to Henry James" (under contract for publication in early 2008). This reference volume will cover more than 60 works of fiction, travel writing, and cultural criticism (1000-10,000 words per topic), as well as biography, selected correspondence, and "related persons, places, and events" (another 60-plus entries). Please send expressions of interest, with CV attached, to both editors: Kendall Johnson ( and Eric Haralson ( A headword list, contributor guidelines and deadlines, and sample entries will follow.

CFP: Writing the American Wilderness (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:43pm



Baltimore, Maryland

March 1-4 2007

Topic: Writing the Wilderness The panel invites papers that examine how Early American authors like Franklin, Crevecoeur, Jefferson, Brockden Brown wrote the wilderness as part of nation building. Send abstracts to Timothy Strode, Nassau Community College:

Deadline for abstracts: September 15, 2006(unless otherwise noted)

Please include with your abstract: Name and Affiliation / Email address / Postal address / Telephone number / A/V requirements (if any)

UPDATE: Edith Wharton and Material Cultures Collection (10/1/06; collection)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:43pm

CFP: Edith Wharton and the Material Cultures of the Book edited collection:
deadlines extended (abstracts, 1 October 2006; contributions, 1 April 2007).

Contributors are encouraged to interpret the idea of the material culture of
the book as widely as they wish, drawing upon research from sociology,
economic and social history, literary theory, bibliography, book history,
philosophy and anthropology. I would particularly welcome contributors seeking to
examine Wharton’s publication, production, dissemination and place in book
history and material culture outside of an American context. Some topics that you
might wish to discuss include:

CFP: Defining Americanization (8/1/06; journal issue)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 2:19pm
Caroline Bélan


Defining Americanization

The February 2007 issue of Cercles ( proposes to
examine the process and meaning of Americanization.

When Crèvecoeur asked in the eighteenth century "What is an American?"
he had a ready answer: Americans are "the scattered poor of Europe,"
"the persecuted," in short "a new race." But the mysterious process of
Americanization described by Crèvecoeur and later by Frederick Jackson
Turner in his famous but debated Frontier hypothesis is still to a
certain extent indefinable.

CFP: Writing Hunger (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 2:19pm
Kirsten Bartholomew

Call for Papers

Panel Title: Writing Hunger

38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 1-4, 2007
Baltimore, MD

This panel seeks to explore the multivalent representations of food and
hunger in American literature and culture. Please send abstracts of 250-500
words to Kirsten Bartholomew Ortega at

CFP: Woolson and the American South (9/8/06; 2/22/07-2/25/07)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 2:19pm

Abstracts are warmly invited for the Seventh Biennial Conference of the
Constance Fenimore Woolson Society, which will be held 22-25 February 2007 at
the Marshall House in Savannah, GA. The informal theme will be "Postbellum
Sojourns: The American South and the Example of Woolson, 1865-1890." Papers
on all Woolson topics are welcome; those on the conference's informal theme
enjoy the opportunity of publication.