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CFP: Virginia Woolf and Music (1/10/05; collection)

Monday, October 11, 2004 - 4:52pm

Critical Anthology: Virginia Woolf and Music

Deadline: January 10, 2005

"Novels," she repeated. "Why do you write novels? You ought to write music."
Rachel Vinrace's advice to Terence Hewet shows that the relationship between
music and text was an important concern for Virginia Woolf beginning with her
very first novel. Her active interest in music influenced her writings in
significant ways throughout her career. In 1940, she was writing to Elizabeth
Trevelyan: "Its [sic] odd, for I'm not regularly musical, but I always think of
my books as music before I write them" (Letters, VI, 425).

CFP: Postmodern Bluebeard (11/1/05; collection)

Monday, October 4, 2004 - 5:12pm
bansari mitra

Call For Papers


"Postmodern Bluebeard"


Seeking previously unpublished articles for a critical collection of essays on the literary, creative and pedagogical uses of the Bluebeard legend. We invite a wide range of possible approaches, including historical, cultural, feminist, queer, film and literary.





This door you might not open and you did

So enter now and see for what slight thing

You are betrayed . . . here is no treasure hid

No cauldron, no clear crystal mirroring

The sought for truth, no heads of women slain

For greed like yours, no writings of distress

But only what you see, look yet again.

CFP: Anthony Burgess (ongoing; e-journal)

Monday, September 13, 2004 - 6:09pm
Patrick McDonagh

Call for Papers – Anthony Burgess
The International Anthony Burgess Foundation publishes an electronic
journal, The End of the World Newsletter, in the spring and the autumn.
This journal is available to members through the International Anthony
Burgess Foundation website at Submissions may
include, but needn't be limited to, notes on Burgess and his work,
short articles (under 3000 words), and announcements of events,
publications, recordings or performances, and may include both text and
images. Please send submissions to

CFP: Steinbeck and His Contemporaries (9/1/05; 3/22/06-3/25/06)

Friday, September 10, 2004 - 6:17pm
George, Stephen

Call for Papers: "Steinbeck and His Contemporaries" Conference, 22-25
March 2006, Sun Valley, Idaho. The New Steinbeck Society of America
invites literary scholars in general-and Western American literature
critics in particular-to offer a critical view on John Steinbeck in
relation to any of his contemporaries-Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald,
Cather, Anderson, Wright, Dos Passos, Miller, Hurston, Pound, Hughes,
Lewis, and others. Comparative studies are also invited on select
authors who have had a direct literary influence on Steinbeck-Twain,
Mallory, Shakespeare-as well as on contemporary and fellow western
writers who share common thematic and stylistic elements-Terry Tempest

CFP: Toni Morrison Encyclopedia (no deadline; book)

Friday, August 13, 2004 - 3:44pm
Jeff Soloway

CFP: Toni Morrison encyclopedia (no deadline; book)

Facts On File, a New York publisher of reference books for schools and
libraries, is seeking a scholar to write a one-volume encyclopedia on Toni
Morrison, focusing on critical analyses of her works. The ideal author will
have a Ph.D., broad knowledge of Morrison's works, and an ability to write
clearly and succinctly for students in both high school and college. This
large project (250,000-300,000 words) must be completed within two years.
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines will be required. If interested
please send letter and cv, preferably by e-mail, to

CFP: Kritikos: Postmodern Cultural Sound, Text and Image (journal)

Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 11:39pm
Nicholas Ruiz

Kritikos: an international and interdisciplinary journal of postmodern
cultural sound, text and image,
is currently accepting submissions for publication in 2004.

The purpose of the journal is to publish work that materializes
theoretical renderings of, and practical approaches to culture. In
particular, Kritikos seeks to publish work that is focused upon the
currency of the postmodern period.

Kritikos publishes material continuously; please allow 1-3 months for
review. Articles should be submitted in MSWord format and be between 3-5K
words in length; book reviews should be between 500-1000 words.

CFP: The Catcher in the Rye (8/31/04 & 2/28/05; collection)

Monday, July 12, 2004 - 1:26am
Graham, Dr S.H.

In preparation and under contract: a guide to J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, part of the new series, Guides to Twentieth Century Literature (Routledge).

The editor seeks short essays (4,000 words) on the novel which will open up new ways in which the text can be understood.

Possible topics include:
family/sibling relationships
war (WW2 or Korea)
the USA and adolescence

or a reading of the novel in light of:
queer studies

CFP: Encyclopedia of Modern Drama: Canadian Drama (8/31/04; encyclopedia)

Monday, July 12, 2004 - 1:26am
Kerry Moore

An Invitation to Students and Scholars of Canadian Theatre from Kerry
Moore, Editorial Advisor

Grolier is in the midst of producing the publication of the
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: