Popular Cultures/Cultures of the Popular: 1870-1945
From the mid-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century critical
judgements about popular culture remained extremely diverse; theorists both
celebrated the emergence and preservation of popular cultural forms and
lamented the rise of new market-driven cultural commodities. Perhaps
because of such diversity, there are areas in which a thorough assessment
of the relationships within and between these positions remains to be
done. Popular culture was itself extremely diverse and developments in
critical studies have helped to produce a more detailed picture of the
forms that popular culture took at that time. Recent work in nineteenth
twentieth century and beyond
Popular Cultures/Cultures of the Popular: 1870-1945
70TH ANNIVERSARY OF TROPIC OF CANCER
I AM CURENTLY SEEKING PAPERS CONCERNING ANY ASPECT OF
TROPIC OF CANCER FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE OF A NEW JOURNAL
DEDICATED TO HENRY MILLER. ALL WORK WILL BE REQUIRED
TO BE OF THE HIGHEST STANDARDS BUT WILL NOT
NECESSARILY BE LIMITED TO ACADEMIC STUDIES PER SE.
DELIBERATELY OBSCURE WORK IS NOT SOUGHT. THE OBJECTIVE
IS TO REACH A WIDE BUT INFORMED AUDIENCE.
An Invitation to Students and Scholars of the British Theatre
from Kerry Moore, Editorial Advisor
Grolier is planning the publication of the Encyclopedia of Modern Drama,
edited by Gabrielle H. Cody and Evert Sprinchorn of Vassar College. This
four-volume set will offer a total of one million words on a variety of
topics ranging from Ibsen to the present, and the target audience consists
of college students, high school students and general readers. Following
is an elaboration from the general editors:
Menckeniana, a refereed scholarly quarterly, invites papers up to 25
pages in length that discuss the literary criticism of author, editor
and scholar H.L. Mencken during his tenure as editor of the Smart Set
and/or the American Mercury. Possible topics could include Mencken's
influence on other journals in the U.S. and abroad; his criteria for
judging a literary work; his attitude toward poetry. Examinations of
Mencken's professional relationships or correspondence with other
writers and editors are also welcome. Very brief papers (3-5 pages)
may succinctly present some item of scholarly significance of
interest to Mencken scholars that does not lend itself to treatment
In-between: Essays & Studies in Literary Criticism
The editor invites long articles [6000 words, MLA Style-sheet] on all
aspects of Lawrence Durrell and his works for the issue that is being
prepared for the press and could use additional essays. Scholars who have
an essay ready to submit may get in touch with the editor at
INBETWEEN_at_REDIFF.COM or grtaneja47_at_hotmail.com with a title and an
abstract along with a hundred word-note for the contributors’ column. All
submissions to the journal are peer-reviewed.
The Philip Roth Society, a new organization devoted to the study and the
appreciation of the writings of Philip Roth, will soon inaugurate a
newsletter, and it's looking for individuals interested in contributing.
As this is a literary newsletter, contributions should not be long and
journal-length. Brief writings concerning Roth and his fiction, in any
way and from any approach, are welcome.
The goal of the Philip Roth Society is to encourage the exchange of
ideas and texts concerning this most significant author through
discussions, panel presentations at scholarly conferences, and journal
publications. The newsletter will be a major factor in accomplishing
From: Chris Matthew Sciabarra <chris.sciabarra_at_nyu.edu>
Call for Papers
THE JOURNAL OF AYN RAND STUDIES is a non-partisan, semi-annual,
interdisciplinary, double-blind peer reviewed academic periodical
dedicated to the discussion of the life, work, and legacy of the
novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand. We are indexed and abstracted---in
whole or selectively---in MLA International Bibliography, MLA
Directory of Periodicals, Political Science Abstracts, International
Political Science Abstracts, The Philosopher's Index, Sociological
Abstracts, and Social Services Abstracts.
The editors of Cold Mountain Review are looking for reviewers of
contemporary poetry in English by practicing poets and scholars of
contemporary poetry. If you would like to join our reviewers list,
please send a cover letter and vita to
Cold Mountain Review
Department of English
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608
For queries about Cold Mountain Review and a sample issue, send an
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The third issue of The Red Critique, an online Marxist journal of analysis
of the contemporary, is now available at http://www.redcritique.org.
Euroamerican Left and the myth of "New" Capitalism
Palestine and the Burden of "Evidence"
Memento and the Cultural Production of the New Corporate Worker
Black Studies is Education in the General Interest
State and "Revolutionaries"
"Marriage" Cannot Rescue Welfare Reform
The second issue of The Red Critique, an online Marxist journal of
analysis of the contemporary, is now available at:
Kimberly DeFazio, "Urban Post-Theory, Class and The City"
Julie Torrant, "Family, Capital and the Left Now"
Ranganayakamma, "Are Marxian categories adequate to understand
'Gender' and 'Caste' questions?"
Jennifer Cotter, "The Guardian of Profit"
Rob Wilkie, "'Destiny' is the Articulation of Class Power"
We invite classical Marxist critiques of the contemporary for our next
issue. Please see submissions guidelines on our website.