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CFP: North American University Presses (11/1/04; collection)

updated: 
Friday, January 9, 2004 - 2:10am
Jagodzinski, Cecile

I am seeking contributors for a volume in the Dictionary of Literary
Biography series with the working title _North American University
Presses_. Entries will range in length from 3000-8000 words, and offer
a chronological overview of the history of each press, discuss the
press's significance, editorial emphases, and current publishing
activities. Contributors receive a small honorarium and a copy of the
volume. The deadline for submission of completed entries is 1 November
2004.

CFP: Book Covers (1/30/04; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 3:47am
Nicole M

call for papers...

Judging a book by its cover:
fans, publishers, designers and the advertising of books
Edited by Nicole Matthews and Nickianne Moody,
Media and Cultural Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Book covers have long been the sole preserve of collectors and art
historians. This collection will draw a new range of disciplinary
perspectives - cultural studies, business and marketing, the history of the
book and literary studies - to make sense of book covers in the wider
context of publishers' publicity and the marketing of books.

UPDATE: William Morris and the Book Arts (1/31/04; journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, October 9, 2003 - 7:49pm
Rosie

Journal of William Morris Studies. Special Issue on William
  Morris and the Book Arts - now summer 2004.

The Journal of William Morris Studies is planning a special edition on
William Morris and the Book Arts. Originally due out as the Winter 2003
edition, this special issue will now appear in Summer 2004. The Editor is
still prepared to receive submissions for this issue, and would
particularly welcome articles on the Kelmscott Press and its influence.
Final deadline: January 31st 2004.

CFP: Book Culture in Composition Studies (1/15/04; collection)

updated: 
Sunday, September 14, 2003 - 9:39pm
Peter Vandenberg

Original essays examining the emergence, evolution, and consequences of
book publishing in composition studies are sought for a collection titled
_Book Culture in Composition Studies_. The editors are interested in
contributions that address the rise of the book in composition scholarship
from theoretical perspectives (e.g., materialist, feminist,
multicultural), various locations in the academic hierarchy (e.g.,
graduate students, adjunct faculty, tenure-track and tenured faculty) and
the publishing industry (commercial and academic presses), and in relation
to composition's institutional, departmental, and disciplinary history.
Possible topics might include the following: book culture and the

CFP: Textualizing Orature and Orality (8/31/03; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2002 - 7:36pm
Kevin Flynn

Essays on Canadian Writing invites submissions of manuscripts for a =
special issue on textualizing orature and orality--the transformation of =
spoken, chanted, or sung vocalizations into printed or virtual text--and =
the ethical, political, aesthetic, and pedagogical issues raised by such =
textualizations. Some topics that might be addressed include:

  a.. textualized orature: works composed and passed on orally until =
transcribed or otherwise mediated (e.g. the work of anthropologists such =
as Marius Barbeau and Wendy Wickwire or poets like Robert Bringhurst);

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