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CFP: Oprah Winfrey and Reading (10/1/04; collection)

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Friday, August 20, 2004 - 7:20pm
ckfarr_at_stkate.edu

Oprah Winfrey is arguably the most important influence on reading and
literacy in the past fifty years. She devotes considerable time on her
talk show to reading and talking about books, and every book she asks
her TV audience to read immediately becomes a bestseller. Furthermore,
Oprah's book club continues an ongoing literary debate in America. Its
middle-class women's readership provokes critical anxiety about the
state of American letters, and the ability of a commercialized American
culture to sustain artistic production, that has been a recurring theme
in American cultural debates since at least Van Wyck Brooks' "America's
Coming of Age." Given Oprah's importance in this long-standing culture

CFP: Feminist Fairy Tales (9/15/04; collection)

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Friday, August 20, 2004 - 6:11pm
Spector, Judith A.

Readers are invited to submit pieces for a book project which will
consist of original feminist fairy tales and psychological/cultural
analytical/interpretative essays about the tales. If you are interested
in participating, I'll need expressions of interest, abstracts, or
proposals by 9/15/04; I must have the stories and essays by 1/15/05.
Since some of the writing you do may involve self-disclosure, I will
need your mailing address so that I can mail you the requisite Indiana
University "human subject" permission form for this type of writing
project if I accept your work for inclusion in the collection. I will
also send-via e-mail-if you'd like to see it, a model story ("Beauty and

CFP: Reading Stargate SG-1 and Beyond (10/1/04; collection)

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Thursday, August 5, 2004 - 6:49am
Stan Beeler

Reading Stargate SG-1 and Beyond: Stan Beeler and Lisa Dickson, eds.
 
We have secured a contract offer with a publisher and are now soliciting
essays for a forthcoming collection focusing on Stargate SG-1 and its
spin-off series, Atlantis.

Essay abstracts of 500 words should be forwarded by October 1 2004 to
Stan Beeler, stan_at_unbc.ca or
Lisa Dickson, dicksonl_at_unbc.ca

CFP: Pro-Wrestling anthology (9/30/04; collection)

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Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 2:51pm
Leon Hunt

The editors of The Pro-Wrestling Book are seeking essays on all aspects of Professional Wrestling. The book's starting point is that wrestling, notwithstanding its 'low' cultural status, is an important topic for analysis both for its intrinsic qualities and for what it tells us about culture and entertainment. The book proposes to deal with wrestling in broad terms, inevitably exploring the powerful WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) organisation, but also looking at other styles and traditions. Accordingly, the book will consider the historical development of wrestling and the role it has played in different cultures.

CFP: Journal of Adaptation Studies (no deadline; journal issue)

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Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 11:44pm
dave starrs

CFP; Journal of Adaptation Studies (No deadline; journal issue)

Inaugural Issue of the Journal of Adaptation Studies.

The Journal of Adaptation Studies provides a forum for interdisciplinary
examinations of the theory and practice of adaptation studies in literature,
theatre and the screen. To this end, the journal especially encourages
innovative and/or collaborative work whose approach inspires reflection
on-—and a challenge to-—the conventional boundaries between academic
disciplines.

For its first issue, JAS requests submissions on a wide variety of relevant
topics. Some possible areas include (but are by no means limited to):

· disciplinary domain and adaptation studies;

UPDATE: Parody / Play / Performance (no deadline; e-journal)

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Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 11:44pm
Strecker, Trey

The English Studies Forum's forthcoming sites on parody and play will be combined into a new ongoing forum on Parody / Play / Performance. Submissions to this forum might address all forms of parody, play, and/or performance. We are interested in manuscripts that theorize these concepts, as well as those that are themselves parodic, playful, or performative.

The electronic peer-reviewed English Studies Forum seeks innovative creative and critical writing. The editors are seeking aesthetically adventurous work that experiments with language and thought, challenging conventional techniques of literary expression.

The "Parody / Play / Performance" forum is scheduled to debut in our Fall 2004 issue.

CFP: Mind and Matter (no deadline; e-journal)

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Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 11:44pm
Strecker, Trey

The electronic peer-reviewed English Studies Forum (www.bsu.edu/web/esf) is committed to publishing innovative creative and critical writing. The editors are seeking aesthetically adventurous work that experiments with language and thought, challenging conventional techniques of literary expression.

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