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CFP: South African & U.S. Comparative Studies (5/1/05; journal issue)

Friday, March 4, 2005 - 3:31pm
Andrew Offenburger


DUE DATE: May 1, 2005

Safundi is seeking contributions that offer the grounds for U.S. and South
African comparisons or connections. For upcoming issues, we particularly
encourage submissions on the following three topics:

(a) South Africa within the scope of current American foreign policy.

(b) The "exportability" of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its
applicability in the United States. (For inspiration on this topic, see
Safundi Newsletter 12:

UPDATE: Mester: Spanish-American, Chicano, etc. Literatures and Linguistics (3/30/05; journal issue)

Wednesday, March 2, 2005 - 3:52pm
Mester Literary Journal

2005 Call for Papers, General Issue

Mester, the yearly graduate student academic journal of the Department of
Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA, seeks articles for its upcoming general
issue to be published in June 2005.

Our upcoming volume will be a general one open to any topic related to the
scope of the journal. Mester publishes critical articles, interviews, and
book reviews in the fields of Spanish, Portuguese, Spanish-American,
Brazilian and Chicano literatures and linguistics. Mester also welcomes
articles in Comparative Literature, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies.
Articles may be written in Spanish, Portuguese, or English.

CFP: Transnational East Asian Cinema (3/14/05; collection)

Sunday, February 27, 2005 - 4:59pm
Leon Hunt

How The West Was Won: New Perspectives on Transnational East Asian Cinema

Edited by Leon Hunt and Wing-Fai Leung

With the success of Hero, Ringu (and its Hollywood remake), Oldboy and Ong-Bak in the west, contemporary East Asian cinema has transcended geographical, cultural and theoretical boundaries. The articles in this collection will examine films from the Far East and their transnational consumption as an ever changing process, presenting new perspectives that contest existing frameworks in film studies.

UPDATE: Encyclopedia of Native American Lit (8/1/05; collection)

Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 7:13pm
McClinton-Temple, Jennifer Anne

New Entries, Extended Deadlines: see website below for details
This is the final call for papers for this Encyclopedia. Many entries
have been assigned, but many remain.

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. in late 2005

Information about the submissions as well as the complete list of
Remaining entries may be found at

UPDATE: Native American Storytelling and Critique (5/30/05; collection)

Friday, February 4, 2005 - 5:00pm
Nieves Pascual Soler

Deadline extended:

STORYTELLING AND CRITIQUE (05/30/2005; collection)

Papers are invited for a volume on the creative relationship between =
Native American storytelling and literary critique.=20

UPDATE: Joseph Conrad and the Orient (2/28/05; collection)

Friday, February 4, 2005 - 4:59pm
Amar Acheraiou

UPDATE: Deadline extended to February 28, 2005 / new mailing address.


Conrad and the Orient

Edited by Amar Acheraiou and Nursel Icoz


The Eastern and Western Perspectives series devotes a volume to _Joseph
Conrad and the Orient_. We are seeking innovative and challenging essays
addressing topics relating to Conrad and the Oriental world in its
geographical breadth and cultural diversity. Comparative and
interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.

Subjects include (but are not limited to):


- Representation of the Orientals (the Arabs, Chinese, Malays.) and Conrad's
relation to the discourse of Barbarism

CFP: Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal (3/1/05; journal issue)

Friday, February 4, 2005 - 4:59pm
Caribbean Literary Studies - Anthurium

Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original works and critical studies of Caribbean literature, theater, film, art, and culture by writers and scholars worldwide exclusively in electronic form. The journal promotes a lively exchange among writers and scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences who hold diverse perspectives on Caribbean literature and culture and offers a mixture of critical essays, cultural studies, interviews, fiction, poetry, plays and visual art. Book reviews and bibliographies, special thematic issues and original art and photography are some of the features of this international journal of Caribbean arts and letters.

CFP: Nigerian Poetry (4/30/05; journal issue)

Friday, January 28, 2005 - 8:46pm
Gloria MT Emezue


Poetry of the Last Two Decades

Following weeks of intensive deliberations and the decision of the IRCALC board to expand the scope and readership of the journal on new Nigerian poetry, the editorial board has approved three broad themes in the upcoming edition of the New Nigerian Poetry journal project.

The project will enjoy the initial sponsorship of Progeny International even as more participants are welcome to join the efforts to sustain the emerging virile national literatures of Africa.

CFP: Race, Nation and the Humanities (undergrad) (2/28/05; no conference dates noted)

Friday, January 28, 2005 - 8:46pm
Bonnie Roos

Dear All,

Apologies for cross-listing . . . but please forward to relevant =


Austin College welcomes abstracts from undergraduates in any field, on =
any topic related to Race and/or Nationalism, especially in the =
Humanities. We are also in search of undergraduate artists to present =
and perform their work for this conference.=20

Please contribute your work and join us for this exciting event!

CFP: Contemporary American Jewish Authors (12/10/06; journal issue)

Friday, January 21, 2005 - 1:48am
Avery, Evelyn


         CFP: Studies in American Jewish literature Journal(12/10/06; annual issue); General Ed. Daniel Walden
         Topic: Contemporary American Jewish Authors and their Response to Judaism.

            With few exceptions Jewish American authors of the 20th Century have generally avoided religious themes
         and opted instead to focus on problems of immigrants, assimilation, or ethnicity. However in the last decade or
         so, new voices, such as that of Nathan Englander, Myla Goldberg, Naama Goldstein, Allegra Goodman, Dara Horn,

CFP: African Literature (5/1/05; journal issue)

Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 5:34pm
Ircalc Nnp

Papers (between 6000 to 8000 words in 12 pts Times New Roman fonts) are currently being invited for the next 2005 Edition of IRCALC African Literary Journal ALJ. Critical perspectives have dwelt on new and existing African writing, transcriptions of African oral literatures, including writings of the diaspora.
While writers and participants have come mainly from the United States, Nigeria, South Africa, India, and a few other commonwealth countries, the board of editors currently wishes to have more contributions from across the Cameroons, Mauritania, Ghana, Guinea, which would include all Francophone and Lusophone countries in upcoming editions.

CFP: The Young Armenian Woman (2/15/05; journal issue)

Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 5:34pm
Shushan Avagyan


Guidelines for submission to Kanayq Hayots Journal,
published by Kanayq Hayots Women's Resource Center of
Yerevan State University, Armenia.

Deadline: February 15, 2005.

Kanayq Hayots Journal invites original, critical
graduate student essay submissions that explore the
role of the young Armenian woman in her community, her
activities and visions for the future.

CFP: Negotiating Gender: New Perspectives on Asian American Literary Studies (6/30/05; collection)

Friday, January 14, 2005 - 4:12am
Wenxin Li

Negotiating Gender: New Perspectives on Asian American Literary Studies

This proposed collection of essays intends to tackle a fundamental issue in
Asian American literary studies—the gender gap, i.e. a fission roughly
along gender lines in Asian American thinking and articulation about ethnic
identity. Ever since the early 1970s, Asian American feminists and
nationalists have been engaged in a heated exchange on the roles of gender,
race, and culture in the formation of an Asian American identity, with
gender being the defining element. While the debate has invigorated Asian
American critical discourse, the prolonged warring atmosphere has also
divided Asian American community.

CFP: Performing Japan: Contemporary Expressions of Cultural Identity (1/15/05; collection)

Friday, December 24, 2004 - 12:14am
H Johnson

Performing Japan: Contemporary Expressions of Cultural Identity
Edited By Jerry C. Jaffe & Henry Johnson
University of Otago
New Zealand
The editors of this proposed volume are now seeking
interdisciplinary/theoretical and ethnographic papers for a collection of
essays addressing contemporary Japanese cultural practices. The unifying
theme of the essays is to examine different performance modes within Japan.
This will include essays of 4000 to 8000 words on Theatre, Music and Dance,
and also performance in the broadest sense as suggested by the field of
Performance Studies. Additional topics might include:
Tokyo Disneyland

UPDATE: ASAIL: American Indian Literature (1/15/05; ALA, 5/26/05-5/29/05

Sunday, December 19, 2004 - 11:35pm
Stephanie Fitzgerald

Call for Papers: The Association for the Study of American Indian =
Literatures. American Literature Association Annual Conference, 26-29 =
May 2005, Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA.

The Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures, a member =
society of the American Literature Association, invites submissions of =
individual papers and pre-formed panels on any topic of American Indian =
Literature. Individual papers should be no more than 20 minutes in =
length. Inquiries and/or one page abstracts should be submitted by email =
no later than January 15, 2005 to Stephanie Fitzgerald, Claremont =
Graduate University,, or = .

CFP: Ireland and Europe (3/31/05; journal issue)

Monday, November 29, 2004 - 3:53pm
Pascale Amiot

"Ireland and Europe in the 20th century"

The interdisciplinary peer-reviewed French journal Etudes Irlandaises
invites submissions for a special issue, "Ireland and Europe in the
20th century", to be published at the end of 2005. The guest editors
are Christophe Gillissen (Paris, Sorbonne) and Stéphane Jousni
(University of Rennes 2, France).

The links between Ireland and Europe can be studied from various
angles, be they literary, historical, political, linguistic or
cultural. Possible topics, very broadly defined, include (but are not
limited to) :

- the historical dimension : the two world wars, diplomatic alliances,

CFP: Hispanic American Literature Volume (12/1/04; collection)

Monday, November 8, 2004 - 8:22pm

Dear Colleagues:

 This is the second call for contributions to the Hispanic American Literature Volume in
 *The Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature.*
The first half of the manuscript is complete.

 Contributors are sought to write entries on Hispanic American Literature for the
 *Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature,* a 3-volume set, to be published by Facts On
 File. Facts on File is a New York publisher of reference books for high school and college
 students (

Medium entries range from 600 to 900 words; long entries range from 1000-2000 words. Each contributor may write one or several entries.

CFP: Rac(e)ing Questions II: Gender and Postcolonial/Intercultural Issues (3/15/05; journal issue)

Monday, November 1, 2004 - 3:31pm
gender forum

CFP: "Rac(e)ing Questions II" gender and postcolonial/intercultural issues
(Deadline: 3/15/2005, essays and reviews for journal)
Publication: June 2005
Editor: Prof. Dr. Beate Neumeier
The online journal "gender forum" (, affiliated
at the University of Cologne, Germany, invites scholars to contribute
target articles and reviews to its upcoming issue on gender and
postcolonial/intercultural issues.
Target articles should conform to the MLA style sheet (Joseph Gibaldi, MLA
Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 5th ed. New York: The Modern