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UPDATE: Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas (5/30/05; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 3:23pm
Noelle.Searcy_at_oberlin.edu

Deadline extended:

Call for Contributors

The Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas
Publisher: ABC-Clio, Incorporated

Deadline for receipt of all entries: July 1, 2005
Please request specific entries by May 30, 2005

ABC-Clio, Incorporated seeks contributors for its latest installment in a
series of encyclopedias treating Africa and the African diaspora. ABC-Clio
is a well-known and authoritative publisher of educational and reference
products that focus on history and social studies resources for the
student, teacher and librarian in universities and secondary schools.

CFP: Special Issue: Texas (7/23/05; online journal)

updated: 
Monday, May 16, 2005 - 3:43pm
Lowell Mick White

Texas Issue

The Texas Observer calls Texas "the strangest state in the Union." It
is also in many ways America's most significant state: for better or
worse the Texas models for government, business, religion, and education
have dominated the nation in recent years. Why? Where did all
this.this.strangeness.weirdness.power.come from? While it may appear
from a distance that Texas is a monolithic entity, it is not; rather, it
is a collection of constantly interacting and often warring individuals,
cultures, and geographies. What the are the stories, the poems, the
songs that live and lurk beneath the surface of Texas?

CFP: Literature and the Addicted Subject (11/15/05; collection)

updated: 
Monday, May 16, 2005 - 3:43pm
Comitini, Patricia Prof.

We're soliciting papers for a volume tentatively titled Literature and
the Addicted Subject, 1700-Present. This volume will examine how the
post-Romantic conception of literature constructs both the possibility
and our understanding of addiction. While there are collections and
books that discuss the addictions of authors or representations of
addiction, the focus of this book is substantially different: it seeks
to examine how addiction is a historical phenomenon that is enabled by
particular ideological and cultural preconditions. Thus, we do not
assume addiction's existence prima facie, and do not assume it is one
thing at all times. Addiction needs particular historical preconditions:

CFP: Paul Laurence Dunbar Centennial Conference (8/1/05; 3/9/06-3/11/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2005 - 1:22am
Rhonda Christina Goodman

Stanford University's Program in American Studies
Announces

Paul Laurence Dunbar: A Centennial Conference at Stanford University, March
9-11, 2006

This conference will celebrate the centennial of Dunbar's death by exploring
new critical perspectives on the full range of his career as a poet,
novelist, lyricist, dramatist, and journalist. The conference organizers
will edit a selection of the papers for a special issue of African American
Review.

CFP: Josephine Preston Peabody and Amy Lowell (1/12/06; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 3:00pm
Susan M. Stone

Turning the Century: Josephine Preston Peabody and Amy Lowell

Papers are invited for a panel at the 2006 Society for the Study of
American Women Writers Meeting. These essays should explore the plays,
criticism, or poetry of either or both authors, focusing on anti-war
sentiment, women's rights, social activism, lesbianism, imagism,
environmentalism, "Boston Marriages," etc. Submissions might also
examine their friendship, letters, and/or mutual mentoring. Please send
abstracts to Susan Stone, Loras College, (Susan.Stone_at_loras.edu), by
January 12th, 2006.

CFP: Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas (5/14/05; encyclopedia)

updated: 
Sunday, April 17, 2005 - 12:30pm
Noelle.Searcy_at_oberlin.edu

Call for Contributors

The Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas
Publisher: ABC-Clio, Incorporated

Deadline for receipt of all entries: May 14, 2005

ABC-Clio, Incorporated seeks contributors for its latest installment in a
series of encyclopedias treating Africa and the African diaspora. ABC-Clio
is a well-known and authoritative publisher of educational and reference
products that focus on history and social studies resources for the
student, teacher and librarian in universities an secondary schools.

CFP: Abusing the Muse: Inspiration and Exploitation (2/1/06; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 1:57pm
Alexander Gil Fuentes

CALL FOR PAPERS

"Abusing the Muse: Inspiration and Exploitation in 19th and 20th
Century Literature and Culture"

Edited by Alex Gil Fuentes, Sandy Alexandre and A.C. Geoghan

Abstracts are invited for a new collection that explores the various
ways in which authors exploit their sources of artistic or intellectual
inspiration whether it be for profit, fame or other such unseemly
motivations.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

CFP: Popular Nineteenth-Century Women Writers and the Literary Marketplace (1/15/06; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 1:56pm
Earl Yarington

Popular Nineteenth-Century Women Writers and the Literary Marketplace

We invite papers on any aspect of popular nineteenth-century women
writers and the literary marketplace for a round-table discussion for
the Society for the Study of American Women Writers third conference to
be held in Philadelphia from November 8-11, 2006. Of particular
interest though, is how the marketplace influenced women writers'
creations (writer/editor relationship, author/audience, author/other
writers). Please send 200 word abstracts to Earl Yarington
(eyaringt_at_bcc.edu) within an email message by 1/15/06.

CFP: 49th Parallel: Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies (6/30/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 12:41am
eva rus

CFP: 49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of
North American Studies (6/30/05; journal issue)

Call for journal submissions

Summer 2005: Open Issue

49th Parallel is an interdisciplinary e-journal of the
University of Birmingham (UK) devoted to American and
Canadian studies that looks to promote innovative and
challenging academic work. The journal takes its name
from the 1,270 mile border separating USA and Canada,
and in this sense is keen to encourage dialogues and
debates which transcend the boundaries of customary
theoretical approaches to the culture, history, and
politics of the North American continent.

CFP: O'Connor and Other Georgia Writers (8/1/05; 3/30/06-4/1/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 - 4:24pm
Bruce Gentry

Call for Papers: O'Connor and Other Georgia Writers: A Scholarly Conference
Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA

Deadline for 500-word abstracts: 1 August 2005
Conference Dates: 30 March-1 April 2006

Please send abstracts of up to 500 words concerning the works
of Flannery O'Connor, the works of another Georgia writer
(Alice Walker, Carson McCullers, Erskine Caldwell, etc.), or
connections among Georgia writers. All approaches are welcome.
Please send contact info (mailing address, email, phone) if you
are interested in presenting a paper or chairing a session, or if you
want to be placed on the conference mailing list.

CFP: Ambrose Bierce and the American Civil War (4/15/05; e-journal and hypermedia project)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 - 3:53pm
Craig Warren

The Ambrose Bierce Project (ABP) is a forthcoming hypermedia project hosted by Penn State University. As part of its initial phase, the ABP is seeking essays and literary briefs about the Civil War fiction and nonfiction war writings of Ambrose Bierce. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by ABP affiliates and by members of the advisory board, a collection of leading Bierce scholars.

Literary briefs will offer a critical perspective on a *single* Bierce story or work of nonfiction prose. Briefs should not exceed 2,000 words, but should include scholarly notes. Deadline: 5/1/05.

CFP: Mark Twain reference book (no deadline; book)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 3:33pm
Jeff Soloway

CFP: Mark Twain reference book (no deadline; book)

 

Facts On File, a New York publisher of reference works for schools and
libraries, is seeking a contributor to write essays on 30 of the most
important works of Mark Twain. These essays should be critical introductions
appropriate for both high school and college students. The essays must be
completed within at least 3 months; this deadline is extremely important.
The ideal contributor will be an expert on a wide range of Mark Twain's
works and have the ability to write clearly for students and general
readers. If interested, please send letter and cv to Jeff Soloway at
jsoloway_at_factsonfile.com.

 

Jeff Soloway

UPDATE: Encyclopedia of Native American Lit (8/1/05; collection)

updated: 
Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 7:13pm
McClinton-Temple, Jennifer Anne

UPDATE ON PREVIOUS POSTING:
New Entries, Extended Deadlines: see website below for details
This is the final call for papers for this Encyclopedia. Many entries
have been assigned, but many remain.

Contributors are needed to write short essays on topics related to
Native American Literature.

The essays are for a volume entitled The Encyclopedia of Native
American Literature, to be published by Facts on File, Inc. in late 2005

Information about the submissions as well as the complete list of
Remaining entries may be found at
http://www.kings.edu/jamcclin/facts.htm

CFP: Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (3/15/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 7:12pm
Editor_at_AmericanPopularCulture

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900-present) seeks
submissions for the spring 2005 edition of the journal.

Please visit the journal at www.americanpopularculture.com/journal/index.htm
for submission guidelines on the "Call for Papers" link.

We are interested in analytical work in the fields of popular culture
studies, American studies, cultural studies, history, literature, film,
music, etc.

Deadline: 15 March 2005

CFP: 12th International Hemingway Conference: Hemingway in Spain (Spain) (8/15/05; 6/25/06-6/30/06)

updated: 
Monday, February 7, 2005 - 10:44pm
Carl Eby

CFP: 12th International Hemingway Conference: Hemingway in Andalusia
(8/15/05; 6/25-30/06)

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society is currently accepting
paper and panel proposals for its 12th biennial international
conference, to be held June 25-30, 2006, in Malaga and Ronda, Spain.
While papers and panel proposals addressing all aspects of Hemingway's
life and work are welcome, proposals addressing Hemingway's Spanish
fiction and non-fiction or Hemingway's experiences in Spain, and more
specifically Andalusia, are particularly encouraged.

UPDATE: Native American Storytelling and Critique (5/30/05; collection)

updated: 
Friday, February 4, 2005 - 5:00pm
Nieves Pascual Soler

Deadline extended:

UPDATE: STORIES THRU THEORIES/THEORIES THRU STORIES : NATIVE AMERICAN =
STORYTELLING AND CRITIQUE (05/30/2005; collection)

Papers are invited for a volume on the creative relationship between =
Native American storytelling and literary critique.=20

UPDATE: Additional Entries for Companion to American Novel (no deadline; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 5:35pm
Abby Werlock

1000-word Essays on American Novels, Classic and Contemporary

For the forthcoming (2005) Facts on File Companion to the American Novel,
some additional titles have become available. Interested contributors
should contact me as soon as possible for details and deadlines.

Essays written in a lively, jargonfree style, should be approximately 1000
words exclusive of bibliography, and authors are encouraged to include
original and intriguing interpretations of the novels.

CFP: Women, Representation, and Space in 19th and 20th C. Lit. (2/1/05; collection)

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2005 - 5:07pm
teresa gomez

Submissions are invited for a collection of essays on women,
representation and space in 19th and 20th century literature. While the
main focus of the volume is women's metaphorical appropriation of public
and private spaces since the beginning of the 19th century until today,
the book will also pay particular attention to the way women writers
have interrogated and deconstructed the binary divide between public and
private space. Some possible topics include:

-- Public role of domestic settings, and their implications for women.

-- Literary configurations of interstitial or liminal spaces where the
separation between private and public sphere is suspended.

CFP: Fictional Representations of the Creative Process in British and American 19th-C. Lit. (no deadline; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 2:33pm
Druadh_at_aol.com

I am seeking chapter submissions for my upcoming collection of essays,
Interior Designs: Fictional Representations of the Creative Process in=20
British and American Nineteenth-century Literature
What is the nature of poetic creation? An orderly methodization of unruly=20
nature? Or the spontaneous overflow of powerful feeling? The metaphorical sh=
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number of nineteenth-century fictional analyses of how an artist is produced=
 or=20
destroyed (e.g. David Copperfield, Jude the Obscure) as well as re-views of=20

CFP: African American Women Writers: An A to Z Guide (4/30/05; collection)

updated: 
Sunday, December 19, 2004 - 11:36pm
ypage_at_dillard.edu

Call For Contributors--African American Women Writers: An A to Z Guide

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Contributors are sought for a reference work that will be published by
Greenwood Press in 2006. =20

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The work, tentatively titled, African American Women Writers: An A to =
Z
Guide, will consist of 173 entries. Each entry will consist of four
parts and will vary in length from 750-6000 words. Each entry will
include the following components:

=A7 Biographical narrative

=A7 Analysis

=A7 Critical Reception

=A7 Bibliography

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