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CFP: An Encyclopedia of African American Literature (8/1/04; collection)

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Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 4:36pm
DAVID MACEY

The editors of *An Encyclopedia of African American Literature,* currently
nearing completion, seek contributors to write short entries on
approximately seventy as-yet unassigned topics. A list of unassigned
entries is available online at

http://www.ups.edu/faculty/ostrom/New_Folder/Unassigned%20Entries.html

Individuals interested in contributing to the *Encyclopedia* should contact
David Macey (jdavidmacey_at_msn.com) or Hans Ostrom (ostrom_at_ups.edu) no later
than August 1, 2004.

CFP: Approaches to Teaching Poe (9/15/04; collection)

updated: 
Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 1:07pm
Jeffrey Weinstock

MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature
APPROACHES TO TEACHING POE'S PROSE AND POETRY
Eds. Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock and Anthony Magistrale

The editors of the MLA Approaches to Teaching Poe's Prose and Poetry seek
1-2 page proposals for possible inclusions. Possible topics include, but
are not limited to:

UPDATE: Encyclopedia of Native American Literature (no deadline noted; encyclopedia)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 5:10am
McClinton, Jennifer Anne

UPDATE ON PREVIOUS POSTING:
Contributors are needed to write short essays on topics related to=20
Native American Literature. Many entries have been assigned, but many
remain. =20

The essays are for a volume entitled The Encyclopedia of Native=20
American Literature, to be published by Facts on File, Inc. in 2005
Information about the submissions as well as the complete list of=20
Remaining entries may be found at
http://www.kings.edu/jamcclin/facts.htm
Please be sure to scroll all the way down the page to make sure you see
all the entries.

CFP: American Indian Autobiography (8/15/04; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, June 14, 2004 - 2:44am
michrr_at_ucr.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue: New Approaches to American Indian Autobiography

The American Indian Culture and Research Journal invites
papers from scholars of all disciplinary backgrounds for a
special issue on the topic of American Indian autobiography.
This issue seeks to expand studies of American Indian
autobiography or self-life-narration in light of recent
developments in literary, visual and cultural studies.
Submissions of autobiographical film and visual culture
narratives are especially encouraged.

CFP: Oratory and Performance in 19th Century America (7/1/04 & 9/1/04; collection)

updated: 
Monday, June 7, 2004 - 4:37am
Rhyne, Jeffrey Miller

Call For Papers: Collection of Essays on Oratory and Performance in 19th
Century America

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"Performing America: Essays on 19th Century American Oratory"

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I am currently soliciting contributions for a collection of essays on
performance in nineteenth-century American oratorical cultures.
Specifically, I am seeking approaches from a variety of disciplines,
including American Studies, Classics, Communications, English, History,
Performance Studies, Rhetoric, or interdisciplinary approaches to the
relation of performance of performativity to theories, practices, or
individuals involved in nineteenth-century American oratory.

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CFP: Studies in American Humor (8/1/04; journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, May 28, 2004 - 1:38am
Karen A. Weyler

"Studies in American Humor" will be publishing a special issue in 2004
devoted to humor in early American and antebellum literature.

"Studies in American Humor" is the journal of the American Humor Studies
Association and is published annually. It is indexed in the MLA
Bibliography and American Literary Scholarship.

Articles are due by August 1, 2004, and should follow MLA style. Send two
copies, plus return postage if such is desired, to Karen Weyler, Guest
Editor, Studies in American Humor, English Department, The University of
North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 27402.

Inquiries are both welcome and encouraged. Contact Karen Weyler at
KAWeyler_at_uncg.edu.

CFP: Dreiser Essay Prize (8/1/04; journal and prize)

updated: 
Friday, May 28, 2004 - 1:38am
Newlin, Keith

The International Theodore Dreiser Society is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Dreiser Essay Prize. The award is sponsored by the Dreiser Society and is given annually to the graduate student or untenured faculty member who submits the best previously unpublished essay on any aspect of the work of the American writer Theodore Dreiser.

Applicants may submit essays that consider any part of Dreiser's corpus or that connect his life or work to those of other writers or to his times. In addition to a cash award of $250, the winning essay will appear in Dreiser Studies, a refereed journal sponsored by the Society. Other worthy essays besides the winner will be considered for publication as well.

CFP: Ethnic Lit of the Southwest (12/15/04; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 4:18am
Kelli Lyon Johnson

CFP: The Geography of a Troubled Land (12/15/04; collection)

The Geography of a Troubled Land: Camps, Reservations, and Sanctuary in
U.S. Ethnic Literature of the Southwest

CFP: Monographs on Contemporary American and Canadian Writers (book series)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 5:17am
Sharon Monteith

New Series Announcement

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN AND CANADIAN WRITERS

Call for Proposals for a new series of academic monographs

Manchester University Press is proud to announce the launch of a new
series dedicated to the critical appraisal of contemporary North American
writers. The series will reflect the breadth and diversity of writing in
America over the last thirty years, and will provide critical evaluations
of established, emerging and critically neglected novelists. This series
offers an exciting opportunity for authors to explore notions of the
contemporary, and to analyze current and developing modes of
representation with a focus on individual writers and their works.

CFP: Faulkner and Whiteness (9/24/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 5:17am
Faulkner Journal

The Faulkner Journal
Call for Papers: Faulkner and Whiteness
Deadline: 9/24/05

Guest Editor: Jay Watson, University of Mississippi

Faulkner lived and wrote at a time when models of normative and deviant
identity were increasingly racialized, even as models of racial identity
were increasingly biologized. This is one among many reasons why whiteness
in Faulkner--and the whiteness of Faulkner--deserve our critical attention.
This special double issue of The Faulkner Journal welcomes submissions that
problematize the ostensibly unremarkable phenomenon of whiteness in
Faulkner's life and career. Topics could include, but are by no means
limited to, the following:

CFP: DLB American Poets of the 21st Century (deadline various; collection)

updated: 
Friday, April 16, 2004 - 2:43am
Richard Flynn

CFP: DLB American Poets of the 21st Century (deadline various; collection)

I am seeking contributors for The Dictionary of Literary Biography volume on
"American Poets of the 21st Century," a reference work about poets and their
lives and careers. The series is widely available in libraries and if you
are unfamiliar with the series, I suggest you look at the volumes concerning
American Poets since World War II, edited by R.S. Gwynn and Joseph Conte to
give you an idea of the format. You should also consult the web site of the
publisher, Bruccoli Clark Layman for further information:
http://www.bcl-manly.com

CFP: 20th Century American Gothic and Romance Writers (12/30/04; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 1:36am
Fishburn, Haley F

I am currently seeking contributors for a new volume in the Dictionary of Literary Biography series, 20th Century American Gothic and Romance Writers, to be published by Bruccoli Clark Layman, Inc. in 2006.

The entries vary in length from 3,000-12,000 words, but each entry should combine a biographical/bibliographical narrative with a critical assessment of the author's works.

Please send a letter of interest and brief CV (no attachments please) via e-mail to haley.f.fishburn_at_ttu.edu or by post to:
Haley F. Fishburn

Department of English

Texas Tech University

P.O. Box 43091

Lubbock, TX 79409-3091

In the letter of interest, please provide full mailing address and indicate preferred entry/ies.

CFP: Anti-Americanism in British Lit. (5/1/04; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 5:56am
Diana Archibald

Please submit 250-word abstracts and 2-page vitae by May 1, 2004 for
a proposed collection on ANTI-AMERICANISM IN BRITISH LITERATURE.
Expressions of interest prior to deadline would be appreciated.

Anti-Americanism in British Literature:
Romantic, Victorian, and Modernist Views of America

CFP: Finding the OX: Buddhism and American Culture (7/1/04; collection)

updated: 
Friday, March 12, 2004 - 6:16am
John Whalen-Bridge

CALL FOR PAPERS: Finding the OX: Buddhism and American Culture (7/1/04)

The editors invite proposals of essays for a book on Buddhism and
American culture. Aimed at a readership across a wide range of
disciplines, Finding the Ox: Buddhism in American Culture will collect
essays that test and play with disciplinary boundaries between Literary
Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies
and Queer Theory. The proposed papers engage theoretical problems, offer
close readings of specific texts, or (most fruitfully) ground
speculative debates within the practice of mindful reading. Specific
essays in the volume may consider:

UPDATE: Women in U. S. Race Riots (3/31/04; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2004 - 5:42am
Julie Cary Nerad

UPDATE: Call for Papers

Abstracts on women's roles in specific race riots (listed below) are
invited to complete a collection tentatively entitled "Rage, Resistance,
and Representation: Women in U. S. Race Riots."

Springfield, IL (1908); East St. Louis, IL (1917); Chicago, IL (1919);
Detroit, MI (1943)

CFP: Representations of Death in Nineteenth-Century US Writing (4/5/04; essay collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2004 - 5:16am
Lucy Frank

I am seeking contributions for a volume of critical essays on
representations of death in nineteenth-century US writing. The book is
currently under consideration by Ashgate Press. Essays on the following
topics would be especially welcome:

Representations of death/mourning in postbellum African-American writing or
Native American writing.

Representations of the Civil War in literature and popular culture.
(Suggested topics might include photographic representations of the Civil
War; national mourning and public monuments; the memorialisation of
battle-fields; autobiographical accounts of battle; Civil War fiction and
poetry).

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

updated: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2004 - 6:57am
McDonald, Rob

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:

CFP: Money in American Literature (7/15/04; essay collection)

updated: 
Saturday, February 21, 2004 - 5:02am
HilHllr_at_aol.com

Call for Papers: Money in American Literature (7-15-2004/essay collection)

We are seeking abstracts or papers for an essay collection on all forms of
money--from wampum to credit cards-- in American literature. We are interested
in all aspects of this topic, from discussions of money in literary texts to
the relation between monetary and literary practices. Please send abstracts or
papers to either Hildegard Hoeller at hilhllr_at_aol.com or Alec Marsh at
marsh_at_muhlenberg.edu by July 15th. Earlier inquiries are welcome.

CFP: Encyclopedia of American Literature for high school students (no deadline; book)

updated: 
Saturday, February 21, 2004 - 5:02am
Jeff Soloway

CFP: Encyclopedia of American Literature for high school students (no
dealine; book)

Facts On File, a New York publisher of reference books for high school and
college students, is seeking a general editor to oversee a multi-volume
encyclopedia of American literature. The ideal editor will be an expert on
standards for the teaching of literature to high school students, and have
extensive experience, good managerial and editorial skills, and many
contacts among possible contributors to the encyclopedia. If interested
please send letter and cv, preferably by e-mail, to

CFP: American Literary Stereotypes (3/15/04; journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, February 21, 2004 - 5:02am
ANTONIA DOMINGUEZ MIGUELA

AMERICAN@ is accepting paper submissions for its Spring issue 2004.
          submission deadline: March 15.=20

The Spring 2004 issue will have a special focus on American literary =
stereotypes. Contributions may focus on one of the main subtopics =
below:

      - Native-American stereotypes.
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      - Afro-American stereotypes.
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      - Latino stereotypes.
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      - Male and Female stereotypes.
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      - Romantic stereotypes.
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      - Stereotypes of the American Frontier.
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      - City stereotypes.
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      - Stereotype inversion.
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      - Religious stereotypes.=20

CFP: Genders of Naturalism (ASAP; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 21, 2004 - 6:46am
Andrew J. Furer

Two replacement essays needed for Duke UP volume on _The Genders of
Naturalism_.

Essays are needed for the following topics:

1. Gender & Naturalism in James Weldon Johnson's _Autobiography of an
Ex-Coloured Man_ (1912/1927)

or

2. Gender & Naturalism in any work or works by Stephen Crane.

Please send abstract and short CV ASAP to the editor, Dr. Andrew J.
Furer, at ajf_at_post.harvard.edu or ajf_at_kingjoe.org . If you already
have suitable *unpublished* manuscripts, please send these as well,
as a Word attachment. Full-length submissions should be between 20
and 30 pp., double-spaced in a standard 12-point font such as Times
New Roman.

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