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CFP: Abusing the Muse: Inspiration and Exploitation (2/1/06; collection)

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 1:57pm
Alexander Gil Fuentes


"Abusing the Muse: Inspiration and Exploitation in 19th and 20th
Century Literature and Culture"

Edited by Alex Gil Fuentes, Sandy Alexandre and A.C. Geoghan

Abstracts are invited for a new collection that explores the various
ways in which authors exploit their sources of artistic or intellectual
inspiration whether it be for profit, fame or other such unseemly

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

CFP: Popular Nineteenth-Century Women Writers and the Literary Marketplace (1/15/06; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 1:56pm
Earl Yarington

Popular Nineteenth-Century Women Writers and the Literary Marketplace

We invite papers on any aspect of popular nineteenth-century women
writers and the literary marketplace for a round-table discussion for
the Society for the Study of American Women Writers third conference to
be held in Philadelphia from November 8-11, 2006. Of particular
interest though, is how the marketplace influenced women writers'
creations (writer/editor relationship, author/audience, author/other
writers). Please send 200 word abstracts to Earl Yarington
( within an email message by 1/15/06.

CFP: 49th Parallel: Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies (6/30/05; journal issue)

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 12:41am
eva rus

CFP: 49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of
North American Studies (6/30/05; journal issue)

Call for journal submissions

Summer 2005: Open Issue

49th Parallel is an interdisciplinary e-journal of the
University of Birmingham (UK) devoted to American and
Canadian studies that looks to promote innovative and
challenging academic work. The journal takes its name
from the 1,270 mile border separating USA and Canada,
and in this sense is keen to encourage dialogues and
debates which transcend the boundaries of customary
theoretical approaches to the culture, history, and
politics of the North American continent.

CFP: O'Connor and Other Georgia Writers (8/1/05; 3/30/06-4/1/06)

Wednesday, March 2, 2005 - 4:24pm
Bruce Gentry

Call for Papers: O'Connor and Other Georgia Writers: A Scholarly Conference
Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA

Deadline for 500-word abstracts: 1 August 2005
Conference Dates: 30 March-1 April 2006

Please send abstracts of up to 500 words concerning the works
of Flannery O'Connor, the works of another Georgia writer
(Alice Walker, Carson McCullers, Erskine Caldwell, etc.), or
connections among Georgia writers. All approaches are welcome.
Please send contact info (mailing address, email, phone) if you
are interested in presenting a paper or chairing a session, or if you
want to be placed on the conference mailing list.

CFP: Ambrose Bierce and the American Civil War (4/15/05; e-journal and hypermedia project)

Wednesday, March 2, 2005 - 3:53pm
Craig Warren

The Ambrose Bierce Project (ABP) is a forthcoming hypermedia project hosted by Penn State University. As part of its initial phase, the ABP is seeking essays and literary briefs about the Civil War fiction and nonfiction war writings of Ambrose Bierce. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by ABP affiliates and by members of the advisory board, a collection of leading Bierce scholars.

Literary briefs will offer a critical perspective on a *single* Bierce story or work of nonfiction prose. Briefs should not exceed 2,000 words, but should include scholarly notes. Deadline: 5/1/05.

CFP: Mark Twain reference book (no deadline; book)

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 3:33pm
Jeff Soloway

CFP: Mark Twain reference book (no deadline; book)


Facts On File, a New York publisher of reference works for schools and
libraries, is seeking a contributor to write essays on 30 of the most
important works of Mark Twain. These essays should be critical introductions
appropriate for both high school and college students. The essays must be
completed within at least 3 months; this deadline is extremely important.
The ideal contributor will be an expert on a wide range of Mark Twain's
works and have the ability to write clearly for students and general
readers. If interested, please send letter and cv to Jeff Soloway at


Jeff Soloway

UPDATE: Encyclopedia of Native American Lit (8/1/05; collection)

Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 7:13pm
McClinton-Temple, Jennifer Anne

New Entries, Extended Deadlines: see website below for details
This is the final call for papers for this Encyclopedia. Many entries
have been assigned, but many remain.

Contributors are needed to write short essays on topics related to
Native American Literature.

The essays are for a volume entitled The Encyclopedia of Native
American Literature, to be published by Facts on File, Inc. in late 2005

Information about the submissions as well as the complete list of
Remaining entries may be found at