CFP: Erskine Caldwell (3/31/04; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
McDonald, Rob
contact email: 
MCDONALDRL@mail.vmi.edu

I am interested in receiving detailed proposals (500 words) or whole essays
on Erskine Caldwell for possible inclusion in a collection to be published
in 2005 by McFarland. The goal is to elevate Caldwell's critical stature by
presenting fresh studies that measure his work fully-and
provocatively-against established traditions of American literature.

All approaches are welcome, but to complement other essays in the volume, I
am particularly interested in including discussions of the following topics:

* Caldwell and the phenomenon of the Southern Renaissance
* Caldwell, Flannery O'Connor, and approaches to the Southern
grotesque
* Caldwell's influence on writers like Harry Crews, Larry Brown, James
Dickey, Dorothy Allison, and Cormac McCarthy

A full draft of accepted essays will be due by September 1, 2004.

Please respond by March 31, 2004. E-mail queries are encouraged:
mcdonaldrl_at_vmi.edu <mailto:mcdonaldrl_at_vmi.edu> .

Robert L. McDonald

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Professor of English

Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, VA 24450

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