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CFP: Eroticism in American Culture (11/2/03; collection)

Sunday, September 14, 2003 - 9:39pm
Jopi Nyman

Due to last-minute cancellations, we seek 2-3 essays for a collection of
essays on the representation of the erotic/eroticism in American cultural
texts (literature, film, media, music video etc). While we remain open to
all suggestions, we particularly encourage prospective authors to submit
provocative readings of canonical texts and contemporary US popular culture.

Since we will only consider completed work, essays (ca. 5,000 words; MLA
style) should be accompanied with a short bio and sent to both editors as
soon as possible, but no later than 2 November 2003.

CFP: Essays for Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry (no deadline noted; collection)

Friday, August 29, 2003 - 3:17pm
Kimmelman, Burt

Contributors are needed to write short essays on these topics:

"John Cage" (500 words)
"Martin Espada" (500 words)
"Barbara Guest" (500 words)
"Langston Hughes" (1000-1500 words)
"James Weldon Johnson" (500 words)
"Yusef Komunyakaa" (500 words)
"Al Purdy" (500 words)
"Anne Waldman" (500 words)
"John Wheelwright" (500 words)
"Gunslinger" by Ed Dorn (1000 words).

The essays are for a volume entitled A Companion to Twentieth-Century
American Poetry (to be published by Facts on File, Inc., a publisher that
enjoys very wide distribution in libraries, colleges and high schools, as
well as bookstores).

UPDATE: Assessing James Purdy (11/1/03 & 3/1/04; collection)

Friday, August 29, 2003 - 3:10pm

    The ASSESSING JAMES PURDY Conference will take place October 25, 2003 in
Bartlett Hall of the university of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. All Purdy
enthusiasts are cordially invited, as are all fans of the best late twentieth
century fiction. There will be no registration fee.
    Essays are also solicited for the volume of essays that will follow up
the conference. The editor seeks essays on all aspects of Purdy's work, but is
especially interested in essays on the later stories, the plays and the poetry.
Send proposals for essays to Prof. Joseph T. Skerrett, Jr., Department of
English, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003 or by email to: <>.

CFP: Encyclopedia of Ethnic American Literature (4/30/04; encyclopedia)

Friday, August 29, 2003 - 2:32pm
Emmanuel Nelson

Encyclopedia of Ethnic
American Literature

Emmanuel S. Nelson
Department of English
Cortland, NY 13045
Ph: 607-753-2078
Fax: 607-753-5978

Advisory Board
Ken Cerniglia (Cornish College
   of the Arts)
Guiyou Huang (Kutztown University)
Arnold Krupat (Sarah Lawrence College)
Paul Lauter (Trinity College)
Ann Shapiro (SUNY-Farmingdale)
Loretta Woodard (Marygrove College)


CFP: DLB: American Nature Writers Before 1900: Prose (11/1/03; collection)

Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 10:02pm
Patterson, Danny

Call for Contributors

Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Nature Writers before 1900:

Edited by Daniel Patterson

Qualified contributors are needed to write 3,000-word entries on the
following early American nature writers:

John Bradbury
George Catlin
Clarence Edward Dutton
Thomas Wilson Flagg
Chandler Robbins Gilman
John Edwards Holbrook
Clarence King
Thomas Starr King
Samuel Latham Mitchill
Annie Trumbull Slosson
Edith M. Thomas

CFP: Rewriting the History of the Americas (7/30/03; collection)

Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 2:12am
maria ochoa


The Research Group Cultural and Literary Studies of the Americas invites
original essays for the publication of a volume dedicated to the
rewritings of the history of the Americas (including North America,
Central America, the Caribbean, and South America).

CFP: Mary Augusta Ward (10/31/03; collection)

Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 1:57am
John Ballam


Submissions are invited for a collection of critical essays centring upon
the life and work of Mary Augusta Ward (Mrs Humphry Ward) [1851-1920]. The
essays should be in the region of 4000-6000 words, and may treat of any
aspect Ward’s career, but the special emphasis will be upon Ward’s fiction.
Some topics for consideration may include (but are not limited to) the

CFP: American Youth Subcultures (ASAP; anthology)

Thursday, July 3, 2003 - 9:08pm
Arielle Greenberg

For a reader aimed at college-level composition
students which has been accepted by a nationally
recognized textbook publisher (to be published in
2005), I am looking for papers on American youth
subcultures. I am primarily interested in
contemporary subcultures, especially ones which are
very new (e.g., online fan fiction) but will also
consider essays on historic subcultures like flappers,
hippies, etc.

UPDATE: Reconstructing/Redefining the Americas (12/1/03; journal issue)

Thursday, July 3, 2003 - 8:46pm
Enrique Morales-Diaz

Update CFP
Phoebe: Journal of Feminist Scholarship

Editors seek additional essays for an issue on
the Americas

Deadline: 1st December 2003 (for completed essays)
If interested, please send a 300 word abstract ASAP to the editors at <>

Topics include but are not limited to:
-Gender / Sexuality / Identity
-Comparative cultural/historical/political analysis
-English-language “representations” of literatures and cultures of the

The editors are open to considering a wide variety of essays from
cross-disciplinary and theoretical perspectives.