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CFP: [American] Marilynne Robinson

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Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 1:40pm
R. Scott LaMascus

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

MLA/CCL 2008

“Grace and Grand Laughter: The Christian Vision of Marilynne Robinson

CFP: [Collections] Collection of reviews of nineteenth-century literature

updated: 
Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 1:35pm
Doug Sanders

CFP: Collection of reviews of nineteenth-century literature (mss. due
early 08; book)
 
Facts On File, a New York publisher of reference books for schools and
libraries, is seeking scholars to edit short anthologies of nineteenth-
and early-twentieth-century criticism on major authors mostly of the
nineteenth century. Subject authors include Henry David Thoreau, Mary
Shelley, Oscar Wilde, the Brontës, William Blake, and John Donne (and
other metaphysical poets). The scholar will introduce and provide context
for supplied critical extracts, in addition to gathering and providing
introductory commentary for additional critical extracts, as needed, to
expand the title's coverage.

CFP: [18th] ASECS: C18 Popular Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 10:26am
Bonnie Latimer

CFP for ASECS panel:
“Popular fiction after Richardson”
DEADLINE: September 15th 2007

This panel scrutinizes the idea of eighteenth-century “popular fiction,”
particularly in the wake of Samuel Richardson's groundbreaking novels. It
asks how this discursive marketplace registered the “literary” and helped
to determine what we now regard as canonical.

CFP: [Cultural-Historical] History of American Bestsellers (10/31/07; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 7:48am
Thomas Ruys Smith

We invite chapter proposals for an edited volume dedicated to the history
of American bestsellers.
 
We encourage a wide range of approaches, but chapters should be written in
a style accessible to students and non-academic readers. In general we are
soliciting chapters that focus on an individual bestselling title; as well
as close readings, chapters might address questions of audience, reception,
historicity, marketing, paratext, etc.
 
Chapters might also focus upon a bestselling author (author as brand or as
celebrity), or serial fiction, although where an individual book is not the
chapter's focus, a case should be made for its status as an American

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