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

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

CALL FOR PAPERS

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)

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

CALL FOR PAPERS
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.

CFP: Menckeniana: H. L. Mencken (journal)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2002 - 7:36pm
S.L. Harrison

Menckeniana, a refereed scholarly quarterly, invites papers up to 25
pages in length that discuss the literary criticism of author, editor
and scholar H.L. Mencken during his tenure as editor of the Smart Set
and/or the American Mercury. Possible topics could include Mencken's
influence on other journals in the U.S. and abroad; his criteria for
judging a literary work; his attitude toward poetry. Examinations of
Mencken's professional relationships or correspondence with other
writers and editors are also welcome. Very brief papers (3-5 pages)
may succinctly present some item of scholarly significance of
interest to Mencken scholars that does not lend itself to treatment

CFP: American Popular Culture, 1900-present (3/15/03; e-journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2002 - 7:36pm
editor_at_americanpopularculture.com

Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture
(1900-present) announces its call for papers and commentary for its
newsletter (an informal forum for American popular culture enthusiasts),
its main site (containing op-ed style articles), and its peer-reviewed
e-journal Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900-present).

CFP: Comparative American Studies (journal)

updated: 
Sunday, November 10, 2002 - 9:37pm
debbie.cock_at_sagepub.co.uk

Call for Papers

Comparative American Studies
An International Journal

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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
framework.

CFP: Exploration and Adventure in the 19th Century American West (1/15/04; journal)

updated: 
Monday, October 28, 2002 - 5:22pm
theresa defrancis

ATQ
Special Issue

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?

CFP: European Journal of American Culture (journal)

updated: 
Monday, October 28, 2002 - 5:17pm
Mark whalan

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.

CFP: 20th C. American Poetry (no deadline noted; collection)

updated: 
Friday, October 11, 2002 - 7:44pm
Kimmelman, Burt

Contributors are needed to write short essays (ranging from 500 to 2000
words) on these topics:

"April Inventory" by Snodgrass,
"April Bernard,"
"Black Arts Movement,"
"Deborah Digges,"
"Bob Holman,"
"John Logan,"
"Naomi Shihab Nye,"
"Jerome Rothenberg,"
"Armand Schwerner,"
"Hugh Seidman,"
"Vikram Seth,"
"Richard Tillinghast,"
"David Wagoner,"
"Jay Wright,"

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).

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