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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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CFP: Philip Roth's America (no deadline; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 3:27pm
Derek Royal

NEW BOOK COLLECTION OF ESSAYS - PHILIP ROTH'S AMERICA

Recently I guest edited the 2004 annual volume of _Studies in American
Jewish Literature_, Vol. 23, one devoted exclusively to Philip Roth's most
recent fiction. I'm now wanting to develop this special issue into a book
collection of essays, and I'd like to include several brand new critical
works on this later phase of Roth's career. I'm particularly interested in
essays devoted to _Sabbath's Theater_, _The Dying Animal_ and (ESPECIALLY)
the brand new novel, _The Plot Against America_. Thematic/theoretical focus
on these novels is open.

CFP: Reading and Writing Orwell's 1984 (3/1/05; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 3:27pm
Randy Cauthen

1984 holds a unique position in the contemporary canon, because of its
accessibility to a wide range of students, its widespread effect on literary
and popular culture, and its very strong resonances with contemporary
events. For an edited collection, we are seeking articles based on close
description of student readings of this text, both to provoke more general
discussion on how varied students work with a single, commonly-taught text,
and how students in an increasingly Orwellian society read the book's social
and political content.
Articles from any pedagogical and theoretical perspectives are welcome, with
the proviso that articles in the finished collection should be centered in

CFP: Tolkien and Shakespeare: Influences, Echoes, Revisions (1/30/05; collection)

updated: 
Monday, December 6, 2004 - 1:37am
Croft, Janet B.

While J.R.R. Tolkien professed to dislike the works of William
Shakespeare, he was intimately familiar with many of the plays and was
arguably influenced in many ways by Shakespeare's writings. I am looking
for scholarly but accessible papers of 6,000 to 9,000 words on the topic
of Shakespeare's influence on Tolkien. This collection already includes
essays on themes from Macbeth in The Lord of the Rings, war and glory in
Henry V and The Lord of the Rings, the mythical function of forests and
trees, and catharsis in Tolkien and Shakespeare. Additional topics I
would like to include are the conception of elves for both authors,
Gollum and Caliban, the role of women, and women warriors. Other topics

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