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CFP: Forum on Mark Twain's "The War Prayer" in Mark Twain Studies #2
To be published January 2007
Despite its importance, Mark Twain's "The War Prayer" has received almost no
critical attention from scholars. The next issue of Mark Twain Studies
(Japan), devoted to "Twain and Asia," will redress some of this neglect.
For a special international forum in volume 2 of Mark Twain Studies,
co-editors Takayuki Tatsumi and Shelley Fisher Fishkin seek short
commentaries and essays on "The War Prayer."Essays of up to 1250 words in
length (five pages or under) might consider "The War Prayer" in relation to
the Philippine-American War (which prompted Twain to write it), and other
writing by Twain inspired by events in Asia; in relation to other works by
Twain ( such as Twain's writings on war, on religion, on strangers, on the
"lie of silent assertion," or other themes); or in relation to works by
other writers (such as anti-war writing by U.S. and non-U.S. authors). We
welcome literary, rhetorical, historical, and political analyses, along
with discussions of the place of the text in popular culture in the U.S.
and abroad. Please email essays by January 15, 2006, to: Takayuki TATSUMI
[CXQ04644_at_nifty.ne.jp], and Shelley Fisher Fishkin [sfishkin_at_stanford.edu]
under the subject-heading "The War Prayer."
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