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CFP: Negotiating Gender: New Perspectives on Asian American Literary Studies (6/30/05; collection)

updated: 
Friday, January 14, 2005 - 4:12am
Wenxin Li

Negotiating Gender: New Perspectives on Asian American Literary Studies

This proposed collection of essays intends to tackle a fundamental issue in
Asian American literary studies—the gender gap, i.e. a fission roughly
along gender lines in Asian American thinking and articulation about ethnic
identity. Ever since the early 1970s, Asian American feminists and
nationalists have been engaged in a heated exchange on the roles of gender,
race, and culture in the formation of an Asian American identity, with
gender being the defining element. While the debate has invigorated Asian
American critical discourse, the prolonged warring atmosphere has also
divided Asian American community.

CFP: Arundhati Roy's Non-fiction (2/15/05; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 12, 2005 - 5:38pm
Aude Ardisson

Original essays are invited for a collection of critical writings on Arundhati Roy, entitled "Globalizing Dissent: Essays on Arundhati Roy." This interdisciplinary volume will explore a range of issues that the acclaimed Indian writer explores both in her only novel and non-fictional works. The editors, Dr. Ranjan Ghosh of Darjeeling Government College (India) and Dr. Antonia Navarro-Tejero of Universidad de Cordoba (Spain), are interested in essays from a variety of fields, including politics, literary criticism, sociology, philosophy, history, ecology, and anthropology. (Essays on The God of Small Things are unlikely to be considered because we already have submissions, however.) Please, email 250-words abstract and brief CV to Prof.

UPDATE: Teaching Toni Morrison (1/25/05; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 12, 2005 - 5:38pm
Jami Carlacio

Revised JANUARY 10, 2005

Call For Papers: Collection of assignments and lesson plans on Toni
Morrison's prose and fiction

The Fiction of Toni Morrison: Teaching Race, Culture, and Identity

I am currently soliciting contributions from university instructors
(professors and graduate students/teaching assistants) for a collection of
materials -- teaching strategies and assignments -- on the work of Toni
Morrison. Contributions may come from a variety of disciplines, including
history, Africana Studies, American Studies, English, Rhetoric, and Women's
Studies.

CFP: Herman Melville Encyclopedia (no deadline; book)

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2005 - 5:07pm
Jeff Soloway

CFP: Herman Melville Encyclopedia (no deadline; book)

Facts On File, a New York publisher of reference books for high school and
college students, is seeking a contributor to update our one-volume
companion to the life and works of Herman Melville. The update should
include a number of critical essays, suitable for students and general
readers, on Melville's works. The ideal editor will be a Melville scholar
with an ability to write clearly for high school and college students. If
interested please send letter and cv, preferably by e-mail, to

Jeff Soloway
Senior Editor
Facts on File, Inc.
132 W. 31st St., 17th Floor
New York, NY 10001
jsoloway_at_factsonfile.com

CFP: Women, Representation, and Space in 19th and 20th C. Lit. (2/1/05; collection)

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2005 - 5:07pm
teresa gomez

Submissions are invited for a collection of essays on women,
representation and space in 19th and 20th century literature. While the
main focus of the volume is women's metaphorical appropriation of public
and private spaces since the beginning of the 19th century until today,
the book will also pay particular attention to the way women writers
have interrogated and deconstructed the binary divide between public and
private space. Some possible topics include:

-- Public role of domestic settings, and their implications for women.

-- Literary configurations of interstitial or liminal spaces where the
separation between private and public sphere is suspended.

CFP: African American Women Writers: An A to Z Guide (4/30/05; collection)

updated: 
Sunday, December 19, 2004 - 11:36pm
ypage_at_dillard.edu

Call For Contributors--African American Women Writers: An A to Z Guide

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Contributors are sought for a reference work that will be published by
Greenwood Press in 2006. =20

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The work, tentatively titled, African American Women Writers: An A to =
Z
Guide, will consist of 173 entries. Each entry will consist of four
parts and will vary in length from 750-6000 words. Each entry will
include the following components:

=A7 Biographical narrative

=A7 Analysis

=A7 Critical Reception

=A7 Bibliography

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