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CFP: South African & U.S. Comparative Studies (5/1/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, March 4, 2005 - 3:31pm
Andrew Offenburger

CALL FOR PAPERS -- SAFUNDI: THE JOURNAL OF SOUTH AFRICAN AND AMERICAN
COMPARATIVE STUDIES
http://www.safundi.com

DUE DATE: May 1, 2005

Safundi is seeking contributions that offer the grounds for U.S. and South
African comparisons or connections. For upcoming issues, we particularly
encourage submissions on the following three topics:

(a) South Africa within the scope of current American foreign policy.

(b) The "exportability" of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its
applicability in the United States. (For inspiration on this topic, see
Safundi Newsletter 12: http://newsletter.safundi.com.)

CFP: Frank Yerby (6/1/05; collection)

updated: 
Friday, March 4, 2005 - 3:31pm
Gene Jarrett

Editors seek critical essays on the literary life and legacy of
Augusta-born Frank Yerby, one of the greatest unknown writers in
American literary history. A reputable university press has expressed
interest in the collection, with an eye toward offering an advance contract.

CFP: Emerging African American Writers (4/15/05; collection)

updated: 
Friday, March 4, 2005 - 3:31pm
Eva Tettenborn

Call for Papers

Submissions are invited for a critical anthology entitled

NEW VOICES IN AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE: CRITICAL ESSAYS ON WORKS OF
EMERGING AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITERS.

Essays should discuss works by African American authors
published during the 1990's and beyond.

We especially encourage essays pertaining to issues like
-canonicity and popular black fiction;
-pedagogical implications of incorporating new works by black writers
into more traditional syllabi;
-new directions/issues in African American writing;
-questions of genre crossing;
-intertextuality;
-film adaptations;
-the relation of recent work in critical race theory to praxis.

CFP: Humor and Baseball (8/15/05; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 - 4:24pm
Jason Paul Steed

Shelves and shelves have been filled with scholarly attention to baseball in American history, culture, literature, politics, etc.; and likewise, shelves and shelves have been devoted to the study of humor (in American history, culture, literature, politics, etc.). Yet, surprisingly little has been said about the relationship between the two.

Proposed is a collection of new essays on the relationship between humor and baseball (in American history, culture, literature, politics, etc.). Topics might include, but certainly are not limited to:

UPDATE: Realism in Retrospect (1/31/06; journal volume)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 - 3:53pm
Abby Coykendall

The _Journal of Narrative Theory_ (JNT) is still seeking submissions for an
upcoming special issue, "Realism in Retrospect." A reminder about the
deadline -- January 31, 2006 (not 2005) -- as well as an updated email
address are below.

UPDATE: Rock and Roll and American Fiction (3/23/05; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 - 3:52pm
John Wegner

DEADLINE EXTENDED:

Due to unforeseen delays and too many meetings, we are extending the
deadline for the Rock and Roll and American fiction collection. We will
begin reviewing manuscripts March 21, 2005 and we will accept submissions
until March 23, 2005.

Call for papers:

Proposed Collection of Essays:

Rock-and-Roll and American Fiction

In the same vein as critical works that examine the influence/connections
between jazz/blues/classical music and literature, this collection seeks
essays that concern rock-and-roll and American fiction.

In particular, we are interested in essays that address the following:

UPDATE: Mester: Spanish-American, Chicano, etc. Literatures and Linguistics (3/30/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 - 3:52pm
Mester Literary Journal

M E S T E R
2005 Call for Papers, General Issue

Mester, the yearly graduate student academic journal of the Department of
Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA, seeks articles for its upcoming general
issue to be published in June 2005.

Our upcoming volume will be a general one open to any topic related to the
scope of the journal. Mester publishes critical articles, interviews, and
book reviews in the fields of Spanish, Portuguese, Spanish-American,
Brazilian and Chicano literatures and linguistics. Mester also welcomes
articles in Comparative Literature, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies.
Articles may be written in Spanish, Portuguese, or English.

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