Contributions to a volume on Thomas Pynchon (proposals due June 15)

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Profils américains
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Profils américains is a French collection published by the Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée at the University of Montpellier ( Each of its twenty titles is a monograph on an American author, by French and international scholars. An upcoming issue will be devoted to Thomas Pynchon: it will feature essays focusing on particular works (from his earliest short fiction to Inherent Vice) as well as broader examinations of specific aspects of his writing.

Proposals (approximately 700 words) and short bios should be sent by June 15; approval by July 1; final papers by October 31, 2010.
Send proposals or queries to: Bénédicte Chorier-Fryd ( and Gilles Chamerois (