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UPDATE: Early American Nature Writers (no deadline noted; dictionary)

Sunday, November 16, 2003 - 12:25am
Jason Horn

Hello Folks,

  All but six names have been taken in response to my previous call
for contributors to a new Dictionary of Literary Biography volume on
early American nature writers. I have revised this list and deleted a
few of the most obscure and have added new names--minor but not
impossibly obscure poets. If you would like to write an entry for any
of these writers still left, please let me know. The entry, by the way,
will require 2000-3000 words and will be due in six months. Here
are the few left for entries:

J.D. Canning
L.J.W. Pierson
M.H. Jenks
M.J. Cawein
T.B. Read
Alvin Robinson

UPDATE: Religion in American Literature (12/5/03; journal issue)

Friday, November 7, 2003 - 9:07pm
Antonia Domínguez Miguela

Call for Papers; "Religion in American Literature"

 AMERICAN@ is accepting paper submissions for its Winter issue of 2003

New submission deadline: December 15.


The Winter 2003 issue will have a special focus on the influence of =
Religion and the representation of religious practices on both American =
 literature and culture. Contributions may focus on one of the main =
subtopics below:

CFP: Encyclopedia of Native American Literature (4/25/04; encyclopedia)

Sunday, November 2, 2003 - 10:27pm
McClinton, Jennifer Anne

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.
Information about the submissions as well as the complete list of entries may be found at
If you are interested in writing for this book, then please send a message to including which entries you are interested in writing and a brief c.v.

Thank you,
Jennifer McClinton-Temple
Assistant Professor of English
King's College
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

CFP: Henry James: Leon Edel Prize (grad and beginning scholars) (11/1/03; journal)

Friday, October 24, 2003 - 1:28pm
Service Account hjamesr


The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry
James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of
$150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time
academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and
graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under
submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions (in duplicate, produced according to current MLA
style, and with return postage enclosed) to:

CFP: Women in U. S. Race Riots (12/22/03; collection)

Friday, October 24, 2003 - 1:09pm
Julie Cary Nerad

CFP: Rage, Resistance, and Representation: Women in U. S. Race Riots

Atlanta, GA. Washington, DC. Wilmington, NC. Chicago, Philadelphia,
Ocoee, New York, Tulsa: cities – among many others – that have been home
to race riots in the United States over the nineteenth and twentieth
centuries. This collection of essays will investigate the various active
roles women, and particularly minority women, played in such riots,
paying specific attention to exposing the cultural fallacy of women’s
passivity in the public realm of violence, especially in relation to the
construction of racial identity and cultural race relations.

CFP: Early American Nature Writers (no deadline noted; dictionary)

Friday, October 24, 2003 - 1:01pm
Jason Horn

Call for Contributors

     Contributors wanted to write entries for a new volume of
the Dictionary of Literary Biography: Early American Nature Writers:
      As the editor for this series, I am calling for contributors
for the following names:

CFP: Multiple Literatures in America (grad) (12/1/03; e-journal issue)

Friday, October 17, 2003 - 6:20pm
Julianne Newmark

CFP: Xchanges (on-line journal)

From: Julianne Newmark, Editor (
Date: 17 October 2003
Submission Due Date: December 1, 2003

***Call for Papers***
Issue 3.2: =93Multiple Literatures in America: Hybrid, Homogeneous, or=20=

CFP: Intellectual Work in American Fiction 1865-1910 (1/1/04; collection)

Thursday, October 9, 2003 - 8:23pm
Armstrong, Rick

I am proposing an edited collection on the issue of intellectual work and
certification in American fiction 1865-1910. Many realist writers of the
late nineteenth and early twentieth century were preoccupied with the value
of intellectual work, especially the profession of writing. This
preoccupation could be due to university reform which emphasized a more
practical education as opposed to the pre-Civil War moral education.

Essays in the collection should focus on the way "the culture of
professionalism" functions in the novels of the period.

UPDATE: Faulkner in the World (1/31/04; collection)

Thursday, October 9, 2003 - 8:21pm
Paula Pinto Elyseu Mesquita

Due to delays in submissions, and so as not to compromise the
geographical diversity of essays we are aiming for, the deadline for
article submissions to the volume Faulkner in the World has been
extended until 31st January 2004.

                      Faulkner In The World

Scholars from Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and Oceania are
invited to submit their proposals for a compilation of international
essays on the reception of William Faulkner’s fiction in specific
national, political and historical contexts, to be published
internationally in 2004.

CFP: Defining the Americas: Media Within/Across Borders (1/16/04; journal issue)

Sunday, September 21, 2003 - 7:47pm
Afsheen J. Nomai

Defining the Americas: Media Within/Across Borders

The history of the American continents has long been one of establishing and
crossing borders. From pre-colonial times to the present, people and
cultures define and redefine themselves and their borders, especially in
response to perceived conquest opportunities or threats. As cultural
discourse, media interrogates the construction of identity within and beyond
national or other boundaries.

CFP: American Children's and YA Literature (4/30/04; encyclopedia)

Friday, September 19, 2003 - 10:34pm
Connie Ann Kirk

Call for Contributors:


The 3-volume, illustrated _Encyclopedia of American Children's & Young Adult
Literature_ is scheduled to be published by Greenwood Press. The editor and
advisory board seek writers for remaining unassigned entries.

CFP: New Jersey Writers (1/5/04; NJCEA, no dates noted)

Friday, September 19, 2003 - 5:28pm

New Jersey Writers Panel 2004

NJ has been an important site of American literary activity for the last two

In the past New Jersey has been home to many distinguished American writers
such as Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane and William Carlos Williams. Current NJ
writers include important voices such as those of Joyce Carol Oates, John
McPhee, Amiri Baraka, and many others, as well as being home to major
cultural institutions such as the Dodge Poetry Festival.

Papers on this panel may address any aspect of the poetry, fiction, drama,
and nonfiction writing of NJ authors, New Jersey literary groups, or the
politics of cultural production in NJ.

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

Sunday, September 14, 2003 - 9:58pm
Thompson, Roger

We are seeking contributors for a new volume of the Dictionary of Literary
Biography on Twentieth-century American Nature Poets. It is the second part
of a series of three (possibly four) volumes on American Nature Writers, the
first of which is now out. Many of our entries have already been assigned,
but the ones listed below still require writers. Most of the remaining
selections are short entries, and all contributors are paid for each entry,
the amount depending on the size of the piece. If you would be interested
in contributing one or more entries to the DLB, please email either J. Scott
Bryson at <> or Roger Thompson

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 &amp; 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.