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

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

New Series Announcement


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)

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)

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:

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

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 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)

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

Please submit 250-word abstracts and 2-page vitae by May 1, 2004 for
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)

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)

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)

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

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

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)

Saturday, February 21, 2004 - 5:02am

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 or Alec Marsh at by July 15th. Earlier inquiries are welcome.

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

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)

Saturday, February 21, 2004 - 5:02am

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 =

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

CFP: Genders of Naturalism (ASAP; collection)

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

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

Essays are needed for the following topics:

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


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 or . 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.

CFP: American Periodicals (4/30/04; journal issue)

Sunday, January 18, 2004 - 1:56am
Jared Gardner

The editors of American Periodicals
invite contributions for a special issue planned for 2004 on the "state=20=

of the field" for periodical studies. Topics might include:

=95 theoretical approaches and interventions in periodical studies
=95 new archives, technologies and research methods
=95 visions of the future of the field
=95 periodical studies and book studies
=95 survey of current and recent dissertations in the field

CFP: North American Lit: Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos (7/30/04; journal)

Friday, January 16, 2004 - 2:16am

Please distribute this message. Thanks!
Mar Gallego

Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos. Contributions are invited for its 2004
volume. Published annually in English by the University of Sevilla in
collaboration with SAAS (Spanish Association for American Studies), this
publication caters for an academic readership and is devoted to the study of
North American Literature. It includes a wide range of chronological and
methodological approaches covering from traditional, historical and
scholarly research to the latest trends in criticism. This journal publishes
critical essays, book reviews, and current bibliography.

CFP: Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900-present (3/15/04; e-journal issue)

Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 2:32am

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture (1900-present) is accepting
submissions for the spring edition of its peer-reviewed e-journal until
15 March 2004.

Please visit the journal to see what kind of articles we are interested
in publishing:

Send submissions to:

UPDATE: Nineteenth-Century Pirates (2/1/04; collection)

Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 3:10am
Grace Moore

>Contributions are solicited for an edited collection on Pirates and
>Mutineers in nineteenth-century literature. Deadline for abstracts
>extended to February 1st 2004.
>Suggested topics might include:
>Robert Louis Stevenson.
>Henry Newbolt.
>Dickensian pirates.
>Smugglers, buccaneers and privateers.
>Dialogues between real-life piracy and fiction.

CFP: Native American Writing Systems and (Counter)Discourses of Identity (1/10/04; conference dates not noted)

Sunday, December 21, 2003 - 12:14am
Penelope Kelsey

Native American Writing Systems and (Counter)Discourses of Identity

This session will consider the role of Native American writing systems
and recordkeeping before contact and in post-contact literatures.
Especially welcomed are papers that consider how indigenous literacies
are informed by different worldviews than Eurowestern literacies, how
Native writing is conceived of as a socially-constituted act, and how
early tribal writers invoke and deploy these methods of record as unique
rhetorical strategies. Please send an abstract and one-page vita to by January 10.

CFP: Living Forge 2: Rust Belt, Working Class Lit (4/1/04; journal)

Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 3:47am
Jonathan William Senchyne

        The editors of Living Forge, the literary and arts journal of the rust
belt, are proud to announce that they are accepting submissions for their
next issue. Living Forge publishes poetry, short fiction, creative
nonfiction, drama, essays, critical works, book reviews, and other artworks
that have life in the rust belt as their focus.

CFP: Teaching Appalachian Literature (2/7/04 & 8/7/04; collection)

Saturday, December 13, 2003 - 12:34am
Pat Gantt

Teaching Appalachian Literature: Collection-Proposal deadline:
February 7, 2004; Final Article due 8/7/04 (Patricia M. Gantt, Utah
State University, editor)

Please send proposals of approximately one page to be considered for an
edited collection on teaching Appalachian literature, a book that will
provide a practical guide for teachers and literary scholars. Completed
chapters must be submitted by August 7, 2004, in Word format. The
collection is already under contract with a major university press.
Proposals may be sent to All inquiries welcome.

CFP: Multiple Literatures in America: Hybrid, Homogeneous, or Hegemonic? (grad) (1/9/04; e-journal issue)

Sunday, December 7, 2003 - 6:18am
Julianne Newmark

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

The third open issue of Xchanges, an electronic journal focusing on
interdisciplinary exchange between all areas of the humanities, will
appear in March 2004. Xchanges is a component of the Y/X Project of the
American Studies Program at Wayne State University and is made possible
by the Rushton Endowment. Xchanges solicits work from scholars on the
graduate level and is also eager to include exceptional papers by
upper-level undergraduate students. The editor of the journal is
Julianne Newmark and the technical editor and webmaster is Joy Burnett.

CFP: Walt Whitman/Horace Traubel (3/1/04; journal issue)

Wednesday, December 3, 2003 - 2:17am

Named for the street in Camden, New Jersey, on which Whitman lived at the end
of his life, The Mickle Street Review (
is an electronic journal published by the Rutgers University-Camden English
Department in cooperation with the Walt Whitman Program in American Studies at
Rutgers-Camden and the Walt Whitman House and Visitor Center.

CFP: South Carolina Folklife (3/15/04; collection)

Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 10:11pm
S. Criswell

The Publications Committee of the South Carolina Traditional Arts Network
(SCTAN) is proud to announce the planned publication of an edited volume on
folklore and folklife of South Carolina. The volume will be published by
the University of South Carolina Press.
We have just signed a contract with USC Press and have promised delivery of
all manuscripts by March 2004. All royalties from book sales will be
donated to SCTAN.
The purposes of the volume are to promote South Carolina folk traditions to
a wider audience, to increase community awareness of and pride in local
traditions, and to increase our state's awareness of our own cultural

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