We invite contributions for a projected essay collection on John Cameron Mitchell's rock opera _Hedwig and the Angry Inch_ (Hedwig). We welcome scholarly essays from different fields (literature, film, cultural studies, religious studies, classics, anthropology, biology, educational psychology, speech communication/rhetoric, and others) engaging with _Hedwig_ in a variety of cultural contexts. Topics might include but are not limited to:
twentieth century and beyond
5th MESEA Conference
The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies:
Europe and the Americas
May 18-20, 2006
University of Navarra
Call for Papers
ETHNIC LIFE WRITING AND HISTORIES
CFP: Studies in American Jewish literature Journal(12/10/06; annual issue); General Ed. Daniel Walden
Topic: Contemporary American Jewish Authors and their Response to Judaism.
With few exceptions Jewish American authors of the 20th Century have generally avoided religious themes
and opted instead to focus on problems of immigrants, assimilation, or ethnicity. However in the last decade or
so, new voices, such as that of Nathan Englander, Myla Goldberg, Naama Goldstein, Allegra Goodman, Dara Horn,
Storm and Dissonance: L.M. Montgomery and Conflict
Call for Proposals 2006
The L.M. Montgomery Institute is calling for one-page proposals for
papers to be given at the Seventh International L.M. Montgomery
conference (June 21-25, 2006) entitled "Storm and Dissonance: L.M.
Montgomery and Conflict".
We invite submissions concerning any conflict, controversy, debate,
interruption, passionate dialogue, or dialectic revealed in or inspired by
Montgomery's writing, life, or surrounding culture.
We encourage you to think about the many ways that public skirmishes
and private arguments surface in the life writing and enliven the fiction.
CFP: Asian and Black Writing in Britain, 1800-1930 (3/15/05; collection)
Colonial Cosmopolitanism: Asian and Black Writing in Britain, 1800-1930
1000-word Essays on American Novels, Classic and Contemporary
For the forthcoming (2005) Facts on File Companion to the American Novel,
some additional titles have become available. Interested contributors
should contact me as soon as possible for details and deadlines.
Essays written in a lively, jargonfree style, should be approximately 1000
words exclusive of bibliography, and authors are encouraged to include
original and intriguing interpretations of the novels.
Cool Jewz: Contemporary Jewish Identity in Popular Culture
This call-for-papers is for a proposed book collection which the University
of Wales Press has expressed great interest in as an inaugural volume to a
new series of books on Jewish Popular Culture.
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.
Call for Papers:
Ecosee: Image, Rhetoric, and Nature
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.