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
I am interested in receiving detailed proposals (500 words) or whole essays
on Erskine Caldwell for possible inclusion in a collection to be published
in 2005 by McFarland. The goal is to elevate Caldwell's critical stature by
presenting fresh studies that measure his work fully-and
provocatively-against established traditions of American literature.
All approaches are welcome, but to complement other essays in the volume, I
am particularly interested in including discussions of the following topics:
Call for Papers: Money in American Literature (7-15-2004/essay collection)
We are seeking abstracts or papers for an essay collection on all forms of
money--from wampum to credit cards-- in American literature. We are interested
in all aspects of this topic, from discussions of money in literary texts to
the relation between monetary and literary practices. Please send abstracts or
papers to either Hildegard Hoeller at hilhllr_at_aol.com or Alec Marsh at
marsh_at_muhlenberg.edu by July 15th. Earlier inquiries are welcome.
CFP: Encyclopedia of American Literature for high school students (no
Facts On File, a New York publisher of reference books for high school and
college students, is seeking a general editor to oversee a multi-volume
encyclopedia of American literature. The ideal editor will be an expert on
standards for the teaching of literature to high school students, and have
extensive experience, good managerial and editorial skills, and many
contacts among possible contributors to the encyclopedia. If interested
please send letter and cv, preferably by e-mail, to
AMERICAN@ is accepting paper submissions for its Spring issue 2004.
submission deadline: March 15.=20
The Spring 2004 issue will have a special focus on American literary =
stereotypes. Contributions may focus on one of the main subtopics =
- Native-American stereotypes.
- Afro-American stereotypes.
- Latino stereotypes.
- Male and Female stereotypes.
- Romantic stereotypes.
- Stereotypes of the American Frontier.
- City stereotypes.
- Stereotype inversion.
- Religious stereotypes.=20
CFP: Proposed volume on Barry Hannah (2nd CFP)