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CFP: Florida Literature (12/1/04; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 2:59pm
Danielle Janine Lambraia

CFP: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal (rolling deadline)

        The journal invites submissions of articles, reviews, short
ficiton, creative non-fiction, and poetry whose focus, locale, or
subject is Florida.

CFP: The Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature
   (deadline: 12/1/04 for vol. XIV 2005)

        The journal invites submissions of articles, reviews, shor
fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry whose focus, locale, or
subject is Florida.

Manuscripts should be submitted on disk and paper using MLA style. All
submissions should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Submissions sent to Jill C. Jones, Dept. of English, 1000 Holt Ave. Box
2666, Winter Park, FL 32789.

CFP: New Texas: A Journal of Literature and the Arts (ongoing; journal)

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2004 - 3:48am
ipeddie_at_mail.wtamu.edu

New Texas: A Journal of Literature and The Arts

Call For Papers.

New Texas: A Journal of Literature and The Arts is a print journal that, in
addition to poetry and fiction, publishes creative non-fiction as well as
critical and cultural essays on the subject of Texas. The journal seeks
submissions that reflect the broad, eclectic entity that is modern Texas.
Creative non-fiction pieces on any aspect of Texas are welcome, as are
critical and cultural essays that tackle any aspect of Lone Star culture.

Papers of 16-25 pages might address (but are not limited to) literature,
music, history, society, interviews with those prominent in Texas culture
etc.

CFP: Outer Banks Writers/Literature (10/15/04; journal issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 2:50pm
Bauer, Margaret

Call for Submissions for the 2005 issue of the NORTH CAROLINA LITERARY =
REVIEW

We still have plenty of room in our 2005 issue special feature section =
on
Writers and Literature of the Outer Banks.

Send a proposal for an article or interview IMMEDIATELY (and no later =
than October 15) to the editor (you can also send a relevant =
dissertation chapter or conference paper that might be revised into an =
article):

Margaret Bauer, Editor (bauerm_at_mail.ecu.edu)
NORTH CAROLINA LITERARY REVIEW
Department of English
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
(252) 328-1537

CFP: Steinbeck and His Contemporaries (9/1/05; 3/22/06-3/25/06)

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2004 - 6:17pm
George, Stephen

Call for Papers: "Steinbeck and His Contemporaries" Conference, 22-25
March 2006, Sun Valley, Idaho. The New Steinbeck Society of America
invites literary scholars in general-and Western American literature
critics in particular-to offer a critical view on John Steinbeck in
relation to any of his contemporaries-Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald,
Cather, Anderson, Wright, Dos Passos, Miller, Hurston, Pound, Hughes,
Lewis, and others. Comparative studies are also invited on select
authors who have had a direct literary influence on Steinbeck-Twain,
Mallory, Shakespeare-as well as on contemporary and fellow western
writers who share common thematic and stylistic elements-Terry Tempest

CFP: Fictionalizing Language Contact in Henry James (10/15/04; journal issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2004 - 11:40pm
Gert Buelens

In James's epistolary short story "A Bundle of Letters" the German and the
French characters write their letters in English just like the native
speakers of English. Essays are invited that address this striking lack of
linguistic mimetism (with subtle forms of compensation), as well as
questions such as:
. what is the language used "in reality" by the various American,
Italian, Parisian... characters in James's fictional worlds and how is their
communication reported textually (e.g. direct discourse in English or in
another language, with or without traces of linguistic interference
[code-blending, code-switching], or indirect discourse, translated or not,

CFP: Biographies of American Dramatists (no deadline; e-collections)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 7:05pm
Wendy Slagle

Call for Content:

Alexander Street Press is seeking brief biographies of American Dramatists
in exchange for publishing credits. Bios need to be 500-800 words and will
be included in scholarly collections for electronic publication. Interested
parties should contact Wendi Slagle at wslagle_at_astreetpress.com with the
subject of the email as BIOGRAPHIES.

Wendi Slagle
Editor
Alexander Street Press
3212 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: 305-489-3702
wslagle_at_Astreetpress.com

UPDATE: Encyclopedia of Ethnic American Literature (11/1/04; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 6:01pm
Emmanuel nelson

Encyclopedia of Ethnic
American Literature
Editor
Emmanuel S. Nelson
Department of English
SUNY-Cortland
Cortland, NY 13045
Ph: 607-753-2078
Fax: 607-753-5978
E-mail: emmanueln_at_hotmail.com
nelsone_at_cortland.edu Advisory Board
Ken Cerniglia (Cornish College
   of the Arts)
Thomas Gladsky (SW Missouri Univ)
Guiyou Huang (Kutztown University)
Arnold Krupat (Sarah Lawrence College)
Paul Lauter (Trinity College)
Ann Shapiro (SUNY-Farmingdale)
Roberta Fernanadez (Univ of Georgia)
Loretta Woodard (Marygrove College)

CFP: DLB: American Nature Writers before 1900 (11/15/04; journal issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 4, 2004 - 6:39pm
Patterson, Jerry Danny

DLB: American Nature Writers before 1900: Prose, editor Daniel Patterson
 
This volume of the DLB is expanding and replacements for lost contributors are being recruited.
 
DLB-style articles of approximately 4,000 words are needed for the following authors by November 15, 2004:
 
Lucy Isabella Bird (1831-1904)
William Byrd (1764-1744)
Neltje Blanchan Doubleday (1865-1918)
John Lawson (died 1711)
Graceanna Lewis (1821-1912)
Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps (1793-1884)
Mary Townsend (sister of John Kirk Townsend)
Louis Hennepin (1640-1701)
Francis Higginson (1586-1630)
Peter Kalm (1716-79)
 

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

updated: 
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:

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