Vonnegut and Humor: Book Reviews (due March 15, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Peter C. Kunze and Robert T. Tally Jr.
contact email: 
pkunze@fsu.edu and robert.tally@txstate.edu

For an upcoming special issue of *Studies in American Humor* devoted to "Vonnegut and Humor" (please see our call for proposals: http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/42617), we would also like to invite book reviews of recently scholarship on the life and work of Kurt Vonnegut. *Studies in American Humor* prefers longer review-essays, but we would welcome shorter reviews (c. 2,000 words) as well. We are especially interested in reviews of the following books:

-- Peter Freese, *The Clown of Armageddon: The Novels of Kurt Vonnegut*
-- Charles J. Shields, *And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut, A Life*
-- Gregory D. Sumner, *Unstuck in Time: A Journey through Kurt Vonnegut's Life and Novels*
-- Lawrence R. Broer, *Vonnegut and Hemingway: Writers at War*
-- Robert T. Tally, *Kurt Vonnegut and the American Novel: A Postmodern Iconography*
-- Said Mentak, *A (Mis)reading of Kurt Vonnegut*
-- Gilbert McInnes, *Evolutionary Mythology in the Writings of Kurt Vonnegut*
--David Simmons, ed., *New Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut* (2009; paperback due in 2011).

Longer essays, covering more than one book, would be most welcome. Final reviews must be submitted by March 15, 2012, but if you are planning to submit, please let Peter Kunze and Robert Tally know in advance. The reviews will be published in the special issue scheduled for Fall 2012.

Please contact Peter Kunze (pkunze@fsu.edu) or Robert Tally (robert.tally@txstate.edu) to express interest in reviewing one or more of these book, or if you have any questions.

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