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CFP: Southern Autobiography (8/1/03; journal issue)

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Friday, January 10, 2003 - 1:26am
Christopher Windolph

CALL FOR PAPERS

The editors of the SOUTHERN LITERARY JOURNAL invite submissions for a
special issue focusing on southern autobiography--black or white, male or
female, classic or contemporary--and the autobiographical impulse (as
manifested in fiction as well as autobiography and memoir) endemic to
southern authorship. Articles emphasizing new approaches, new readings, or
previously neglected authors and works are particularly desired.

CFP: Philip Roth (1/6/03, for ALA, & 6/1/03, for journal issue; ALA, 5/22/03-5/25/03 & journal issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2002 - 4:31am
The Philip Roth Society

CALL FOR PAPERS
Studies in American Jewish Literature
Deadline: June 1, 2003

The journal, _Studies in American Jewish Literature_, is interested in
publishing a special issue devoted to the writings of Philip Roth.
Topic areas concerning Roth's writings (fiction as well as non-fiction)
are open, but essays that focus on Roth, Jewish ethnicity, and issues of
postmodernity are particularly welcome. Length of essays should be
5000-7000 words.

The volume number for the special issue has yet to be determined.

CFP: Menckeniana: H. L. Mencken (journal)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2002 - 7:36pm
S.L. Harrison

Menckeniana, a refereed scholarly quarterly, invites papers up to 25
pages in length that discuss the literary criticism of author, editor
and scholar H.L. Mencken during his tenure as editor of the Smart Set
and/or the American Mercury. Possible topics could include Mencken's
influence on other journals in the U.S. and abroad; his criteria for
judging a literary work; his attitude toward poetry. Examinations of
Mencken's professional relationships or correspondence with other
writers and editors are also welcome. Very brief papers (3-5 pages)
may succinctly present some item of scholarly significance of
interest to Mencken scholars that does not lend itself to treatment

CFP: American Popular Culture, 1900-present (3/15/03; e-journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2002 - 7:36pm
editor_at_americanpopularculture.com

Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture
(1900-present) announces its call for papers and commentary for its
newsletter (an informal forum for American popular culture enthusiasts),
its main site (containing op-ed style articles), and its peer-reviewed
e-journal Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900-present).

CFP: Comparative American Studies (journal)

updated: 
Sunday, November 10, 2002 - 9:37pm
debbie.cock_at_sagepub.co.uk

Call for Papers

Comparative American Studies
An International Journal

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Comparative American Studies: An International Journal is an exciting new
journal that will extend scholarly debates about American Studies beyond the
geographical boundaries of the United States, repositioning discussions
about American culture explicitly within an international, comparative
framework.

CFP: Exploration and Adventure in the 19th Century American West (1/15/04; journal)

updated: 
Monday, October 28, 2002 - 5:22pm
theresa defrancis

ATQ
Special Issue

Exploration and Adventure in the 19th Century American West

ATQ announces a special issue for 2004 on exploration and adventure in the
nineteenth-century American West. This issue seeks to expand studies of
exploration and adventure in the American West in light of recent
developments in literary and cultural studies. This issue encourages
considerations of well-known and less well-known explorations and
adventures in the West.

Articles might engage questions such as:

How might a study of exploration and adventure help us to reconsider
relatively monolithic conceptions of the West as it relates to
masculinity, femininity, race, and ethnicity?

CFP: European Journal of American Culture (journal)

updated: 
Monday, October 28, 2002 - 5:17pm
Mark whalan

The European Journal of American Culture

In the next few months I will take over the editorship of EJAC from Professor
Richard Ellis of Nottingham Trent University, and would like to thank him for
all the work which he has put into the journal over so many years.

In addition to the staple fare of the journal (scholarly articles and book
reviews) the editorial team want to broaden the focus of the journal. In
particular we want to include spaces for comment and reply so that
developments in American culture can be highlighted and discussed as they are
happening rather than retrospectively.

CFP: 20th C. American Poetry (no deadline noted; collection)

updated: 
Friday, October 11, 2002 - 7:44pm
Kimmelman, Burt

Contributors are needed to write short essays (ranging from 500 to 2000
words) on these topics:

"April Inventory" by Snodgrass,
"April Bernard,"
"Black Arts Movement,"
"Deborah Digges,"
"Bob Holman,"
"John Logan,"
"Naomi Shihab Nye,"
"Jerome Rothenberg,"
"Armand Schwerner,"
"Hugh Seidman,"
"Vikram Seth,"
"Richard Tillinghast,"
"David Wagoner,"
"Jay Wright,"

The essays are for a volume entitled A Companion to Twentieth-Century
American Poetry (to be published in 1994 by Facts on File, Inc., a publisher
that enjoys very wide distribution in libraries, colleges and high schools,
as well as bookstores).

CFP: Texas, South, Southwest studies (4/30/03; journal issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2002 - 10:44pm
Roth

The Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas (JASAT) is
accepting manuscripts 15-25 pages in length on various aspects of American
culture, with an emphasis on Texas, the South, and the Southwest. Among
recent articles are "An Aural Counterpart: Afro-Chicano Music Culture and
Mainstream Radio in Post-War Los Angeles," "Wiring Texas: The Story of the
Texas and Red River Telegraph Company"; "Chinese Medicine and Asian-American
Literature [vis a vis San Francisco]: A Case Study of Fifth Chinese
Daughter"; and Donald K. Picken's reflections on the Civil War and the Lost
Cause thesis: "Second Thoughts on the Second American Revolution."

CFP: Mary McCarthy (4/1/03; journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, September 19, 2002 - 6:36pm
Gina Barreca

_Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory_ is currently
soliciting submissions for an upcoming special issue
on Mary McCarthy, guest edited by Brenda Murphy.

CFP: American Studies, Texas, and the Southwest (4/30/03; journal issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - 4:51pm
Roth

The Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas (JASAT) is a
refereed journal published annually in the fall and welcomes manuscripts
15-25 pages in length on various aspects of American culture, with an
emphasis on Texas, the south, and southwest. Although manuscripts are
accepted at any time, the deadline for each issue is April 30. Among recent
articles are a study of inter-ethnic relations and the music industry in Los
Angeles, "'An Aural Counterpart': Afro-Chicano Music Culture and Mainstream
Radio in Post-war Los Angeles"; an examination of the first wire-line
telegraphy company west of the Mississippi, "Wiring Texas: The Story of the

CFP: New England Regional Cultures (7/1/03; collection)

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Sunday, August 18, 2002 - 2:53am
Solomon Davidoff

AMERICAN REGIONAL CULTURES-A Greenwood Reference Series

The Greenwood Publishing Group, an award-winning publisher of reference
books and monographs, is developing a major new reference series that will
provide an invaluable and unprecedented tool in the field of Regional
Studies. The series will be marketed to college, high school, and public
libraries throughout the United States, and will be offered for sale as
individual volumes and as a complete set.

I am seeking contributors for the volume dealing with the New England
region, made up of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode
Island and Vermont, for each of the following topical chapters:

CFP: Early American Theology, History, and Culture (journal)

updated: 
Saturday, July 6, 2002 - 1:54pm
Michael Schuldiner

Studies in Puritan American Spirituality is an interdisciplinary annual that
focuses on the history and theology of Puritan America; the form that
spirituality was given by the writers, artists, artisans, and composers of
Puritan America; and the influence of Puritan America on later generations.
In the past, this journal has provided a venue not only for articles about
such Puritan figures as Anne Bradstreet, Edward Taylor, John Cotton, Ezra
Ripley, William Billings, Johann Beissel, and others, but has also published
numerous articles about such later figures as Emily Dickinson, Rebecca
Harding Davis, William James, etc. We invite you to submit your article for

CFP: American Heroes: Figures of Americana in Comic Books (no deadline noted; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, May 9, 2002 - 1:25am
Bucky777_at_aol.com

       The editors of _American Heroes: Figures of Americana in Comics Books_
are now seeking submissions. _American Heroes_ is now under heavy
consideration from a major university press and will be a collection of
scholarly essays dealing with comic book figures with strongly American ties.
Essays should be essentially historicist in nature but can inculcate much
from Popular Culture and Critical Theory as they examine the mystique, charm,
and relevance of comic book figures distinctly American. Special emphasis
will be placed on essays exploring patriot-themed heroes (such as Captain
American or Sgt. Rock, for example). Many topics are available from the

CFP: Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (e-journal)

updated: 
Friday, May 3, 2002 - 5:59pm
editor_at_americanpopularculture.com

Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture would
like to invite you to submit articles for its fall edition of Americana:
The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900-present) to be published in
October at http://www.americanpopularculture.com.

You can see the guidelines by going to
http://www.americanpopularculture.com/journal/call_for_papers.htm. These
guideline have also been copied below for your convenience.

CFP: Exploration and Adventure in the 19th Century American West (1/15/04; journal issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2002 - 3:17am
theresa defrancis

 ATQ Special Issue: Exploration and Adventure in the 19th Century American West

ATQ announces a special issue for 2004 on exploration and adventure in the nineteenth-century American West. This issue seeks to expand studies of exploration and adventure in the American West in light of recent developments in literary and cultural studies. This issue encourages considerations of well-known and less well-known explorations and adventures in the West.

UPDATE: Victorian Periodicals, 1800-1914 (no deadline; journal)

updated: 
Thursday, April 11, 2002 - 12:22pm
robinssc

Could you please update the contact information for this ongoing call for
contributors? Correct contact info is as follows:

Dr. Solveig C. Robinson
RSVP Bibliographer
Asst. Professor of English and Publishing & Printing Arts
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447
tel: 253-535-7241
email: solveig.robinson_at_plu.edu

Thanks very much. Solveig

Solveig C. Robinson
Dept. of English
Pacific Lutheran University
solveig.robinson_at_plu.edu

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

updated: 
Saturday, February 16, 2002 - 4:34pm
Kimmelman, Burt

I am editing A Companion to Twentieth-Century American Poetry (for Facts on
File, Inc., a publisher that enjoys very wide distribution in libraries,
colleges and high schools, as well as bookstores). The project has been
ongoing for about a year, and the volume is scheduled to appear in 2004.
There are still a number of essays (including some major authors, poems and
topics) to be assigned.

The volume will be peer reviewed. Payment for essays will be in
presentational offprints and, too, for the large topic essays, a copy of the
book. All essays will carry the author's name, and a list of contributors
will appear in the back of the book.

CFP: AMERICANA: Rewriting American History (e-journal)

updated: 
Saturday, February 2, 2002 - 3:48pm
mirfer

AMERICANA is a peer reviewd e-journal dedicated to American Cultural
and Literary Studies. It accepts submissions from all research fields
related with American Literature, Culture, Society and History.

AMERICANA hopes to provide an intellectual canvas where the cultural
spaces and experiences of American Studies are theorized and rigorously
explored within both global and local contingencies of the present and
past.

CFP: American Popular Culture, 1900-present (e-journal)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 7:24pm
editor_at_americanpopularculture.com

Americana:
The Journal of American Popular Culture
(1900-present)

Americana is currently accepting submissions for its peer-reviewed
e-journal, published at americanpopularculture.com.

Please send submissions to editor_at_americanpopularculture.com.

Guidelines:

1) Articles must be attached to a brief cover letter in the email text
(containing the author's name, institutional affiliation, and contact
information), and both must be formatted in Microsoft Word.

2) Articles must follow MLA guidelines.

CFP: Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900-present) (e-journal)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2001 - 9:23pm
editor_at_americanpopularculture.com

Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture
(1900-present) is dedicated to the art of semiotic analysis and is
comprised of two major divisions. The first division is a website at
americanpopularculture.com featuring articles written by fellows in our
Think Tank for a mainstream audience. The second division, and the one
for which we are publishing this call for papers, is a peer-reviewed
academic journal targeted to an academic audience; it will be published
as a link on americanpopularculture.com.

CFP: Presidency in Film: John Adams (no deadline noted; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 25, 2001 - 2:40am
RollinsPC_at_aol.com

Call for Paper:

Is there anyone out there who has written
on John Adams in film or on The Adams
Chronicles with respect to John Adams
(first 6 episodes of the series)?

We are assembling a collection of essays
on THE PRESIDENCY IN FILM and lack
something on this contentious character
in our history...

Would be delighted to hear from you...

Peter Rollins

Peter C. Rollins
Editor-in-Chief
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and TV Studies
(Web site: www.filmandhistory.org)
RR 3 Box 80
Cleveland, OK 74020
(918)243-7637 and fax 5995
RollinsPC_at_aol.com

CFP: American Conspiracy Theories (5/?/02 & 1/?/03; encyclopedia)

updated: 
Friday, April 27, 2001 - 7:28pm
Peter Knight

Contributions are invited for The Encyclopedia of American Conspiracy
Theories. It is a two-volume scholarly reference work due to be
published by ABC-Clio in 2004. There will be approximately 300
entries (ranging in length from 1000 to 4000 words) on topics from
the Revolution to the present.

If you are interested, please visit the Encyclopedia website for
further information on how to contribute, remuneration, available
topics and so on:

www.art.man.ac.uk/english/staff/pk/research/Encyclopedia/front.
html

CFP: 1950s American Popular Culture (no deadline noted; book)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2001 - 11:24pm
RollinsPC_at_aol.com

Call for an Author:

For a major publisher an author is needed for a volume on the popular
culture of the 1950s, one of a series for each period in American
history.The volume is consist of all aspects of the popular culture of the
period suitable for a text for high school students and introductory
college classes. Anyone interested should get in touch with Debby Adams,
dadams_at_greenwood.com or Ray Browne, rbrowne_at_bgnet.bgsu.edu telephone 419
372 7861, fax=A0 8095. Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, Oh 43403.

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