CFP: [American] CFP on Willa Cather's The Song of the Lark

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Debra Cumberland
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CFP: Willa Cather’s The Song of the Lark

Previously unpublished critical essays are being sought for a new volume in Rodopi Press’s
Dialogue series on Willa Cather’s The Song of the Lark. The “Dialogue” series offers emerging
and experienced scholars the opportunity to present alternative (point/counterpoint) readings
and approaches to classic texts that have received canonical acceptance in either American or
Continental literature.

Emerging scholars will demonstrate the following qualifications: M.A., A.B.D., recent Ph.D.,
instructor, lecturer, or assistant professor status; publications limited to articles in journals,
monographs, or chapter studies; and/or a doctoral degree awarded within the past six years.
Experienced scholars will demonstrate the following: teach at the associate professor level or
above, have at least seven years’ experience since the awarding of the Ph.D., be published in
peer-refereed journals and/or book length studies, and/or be considered an authority or well-
known commentator on the title or the author.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

*The Song of the Lark as a Künstlerroman
*Structural Issues in The Song of the Lark
*Portrayal of Indigenous/ethnic groups in the novel
*Representations of health/illness/body in the novel
*Music and Queer Aesthetics
*Ecocritical Interpretations
*Cather and German Romanticism
*Representations of Women/Men

To express an interest and request a more detailed list, please e-mail the editor, Debra
Cumberland, at Abstracts of proposed essays (500 words) and a brief
professional vita should be submitted as Word attachments by July 1, 2008. Documents should
be fully compatible with Word 97-2003. If you have Word 2007, please use the option under
“Save As” to save as a Word 97-2003 document. It is the 3rd option down from the top of the
dialog box. Deadline for completed essays of 20-25 double spaced pages is February 1, 2009.

Debra L. Cumberland, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Winona State University
Winona, MN 55987
(507)457-5444 (office)

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