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CFP: Encyclopedia of American Literature, 1945-1970 (no deadline; book)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm
Jeff Soloway

> CFP: Encyclopedia of American Literature, 1945-1970 (no deadline;
> book)
> Facts On File, a New York publisher of reference books for schools and
> libraries, is seeking a scholar to serve as general editor of a
> one-volume encyclopedia of American Literature from 1945 to 1970,
> marketed particularly to high school students. The ideal general
> editor will be an expert on standards for the teaching of literature

CFP: American Name Society (3/5/06; MLA '06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm
Grant Smith

AMERICAN NAME SOCIETY, an allied organization:
Two open MLA sessions on the literary use of names. Related fields
include literary theory, philosophy, linguistics, geography, history.
Panels on single authors/subjects invited. 150 word (max.) abstracts
by 5 March to Grant W. Smith <>

CFP: Third Literature &amp; Ecology Colloquium (South Africa) (7/31/06; 10/6/06-10/8/06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm
Dan Wylie

We would be most grateful if the attached call for papers could be
post on the CFP site. With many thanks: Dan Wylie.


               The 3rd Literature & Ecology Colloquium
                          6-8 October 2006

            Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

                          Toxic Belonging?:
               Ecology and identity in southern Africa

           =93My fate binds me indissolubly to this place=94
     (James Stevenson-Hamilton, first warden of Kruger National

CFP: Violence in Kate Wilhelm (2/25/06; WisCon 30, 5/26/06-5/29/06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm
Josh Lukin

In six or eight of her stories from the Vietnam War years, Kate Wilhelm made a name for herself as one
of the most aggressive critics of the culture of violence in the military-industrial state. But her work at
that time was hardly unique in her oeuvre; from as early as the 1950s, with the suicidal explosion that
ends her second published story, Wilhelm's fiction has been engaged in analyses of the violent mindset,
of how individual and societal violence interrelate, of the cognitive basis of violent personalities, and of
the personal effects of impersonal violence. The extent to which outward-directed violence is destined

UPDATE: American Romance Writers (7/1/06; dictionary)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm

Deadline extended:

Call for Contributors: Dictionary of Literary Biography

Draft deadline July 1, 2006

Contributors are needed to write an objective, clear, comprehensive account
of the life, career, and literary reputation of the romance writers listed

Mary Jo Putney
Kathleen Winsor

Those interested in contributing please e-mail the editor of the volume:
Pamela Regis, Professor of English
McDaniel College
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157

CFP: Zadie Smith (4/14/06; collection)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm
Tracey Walters

Submissions are invited for a collection of essays analyzing the novels =
and short stories of black British author Zadie Smith. The main focus of =
the collection will be to explore the various ways Smith approaches =
issues of race, identity, and post colonialism.=20

Suggested topics for discussion include:

Black British/British identity in a global community

Exploring Biracial identity in a British context

Interracial relationships

The utopian view of "race mixing"

A comparative view of post colonialism: immigrant vs. British born =

Cultural alienation and displacement