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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: 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: Teaching Tim O'Brien (1/15/04; collection)

Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 6:10am
Vernon, Alex

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Tim O'Brien

Dear Colleagues:

We are beginning preparation of the above projected volume in MLA's
Approaches to Teaching World Literature series, and we would like as much
participation as possible.

If you teach O'Brien, we would very much appreciate it if you would respond
to a brief questionnaire. Please email your interest to Alex Vernon(contact
information below), and we will send you an electronic copy of the
questionnaire. Please return the form no later than 15 January 2004.

CFP: Latina/o Language Experiences (1/15/04; collection)

Friday, November 21, 2003 - 2:52am
Toni Herrera

Please review the call for papers below and attached and consider
contributing to this proposed collection. Your assistance in
forwarding this to friends and colleagues via e-mail, listservs, or
bulletin boards would also be greatly appreciated.


Toni Nelson Herrera
Louis Mendoza


Call for submissions for a proposed volume of multi-generic writings

Yo hablo, yo soy. ?Y que!: New Perspectives from Latinas/os on their Dynamic Language Experiences

CFP: Henry Roth's Short Stories (1/30/04; journal issue)

Thursday, November 20, 2003 - 6:03am
Alan Gibbs

The Journal of the Short Story in English: Special Issue on Henry Roth.

Although Jewish American writer Henry Roth is best known as a novelist, he
also left behind a rich store of short stories, both published and
unpublished, at his death in 1995. The majority of published pieces,
collected together in the 1987 volume, Shifting Landscape, were written
during the 60-year period between his first novel, Call It Sleep and his
second Mercy of a Rude Stream.

CFP: Judaism and Homosexualities (5/15/04; collection)

Thursday, November 20, 2003 - 6:03am
Corinne Blackmer

The editor of the proposed collection, called "Queer People of the Book:
Judaism and Homosexualities," seeks MLA formatted submissions of between
15-30 pps. Submissions should be well researched, engaging and, hopefully,
focus on topics and areas (i.e., medieval period) that have heretofore not
received much attention. But submissions are invited across historical
periods and disciplines, including Hebrew Scriptures and Ancient Israelite
Culture, commentaries on the laws, and the areas of Judaic, Queer, and
Women's Studies across various disciplines. Submissions can include what it
means to be queer and Jewish in pedagogical, religious, and political

CFP: New International Sephardic Journal (12/15/03; journal)

Sunday, November 16, 2003 - 12:52am
Int. Sephardic Journal

New International Sephardic Journal Accepting Papers

A new journal called the International Sephardic Journal: A Biannual =
Journal Exploring the Sephardic World Past and Present is expected to =
publish Volume I, Issue I midwinter 2004 . The International Sephardic =
Journal (ISJ) is a new publication which plans to explore the Sephardic =
Jewish world past and present. Issued biannually in English to an =
international membership of readers, ISJ strives to present interesting =
essays, articles and papers on the Sephardim.=20

* Papers are sought from both univeristy affiliated staff and students =
as well as the general public. *


CFP: Ireland and Film (9/1/04; journal issue)

Friday, November 7, 2003 - 9:17pm
Rebecca Steinberger

Nua: Studies in Contemporary Irish Writing seeks submissions for a
special issue on Ireland and Film. Rebecca Steinberger will be the
guest editor of this special issue on recent Irish films, planned for
appearance in spring of 2005. Topics of interest include, but are not
limited to: how is the nation represented in recent cinematic
interpretations? What constitutes ?Irish? cinema? How does the Irish
question surface in film? What is the role of history in film
narrative? How does film?s function in Irish culture differ from that
of written fiction or plays? In what ways do film soundtracks reflect
traditional Irish music? What role does the Irish landscape assume in

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: Famine in the Irish Canon (1/15/04; anthology)

Monday, October 27, 2003 - 4:11am
George Cusack

Hungry Words: Images of Famine in the Irish Canon

    Abstracts of 500 words or original papers of 25-35 pages are being
solicited for Hungry Words, an anthology which will examine representations
of hunger or famine in the works of canonical Irish authors. The terms
³famine² and ³canonical² are, of course, loaded ones in Irish studies, and
it is my particular desire to collect essays which question the various
manifestations of these terms in recent literary scholarship.

CFP: Antisemitism and Philosemitism (5/15/04; collection)

Monday, October 27, 2003 - 3:57am
Lara Trubowitz

We invite essays and/or proposals for an edited collection on
interconnections between Philosemitism and Antisemitism in
twentieth-century American and British literature and culture. This volume
will focus on the use of the figure of the Jew and Jewishness in such
cultural expressions as literary and non-literary writing, art and museum
exhibitions, film, music, and theater. We expect these essays to question,
challenge, and redefine the terms philosemitism and antisemitism and to
complicate what are commonly assumed to be inherent tensions between them.
Essays might consider historical, political, or cultural intersections
between the terms, discuss the impact of antisemitic thinking on the

CFP: Creolistics and Creole Exceptionalism (12/29/03; journal issue)

Friday, October 24, 2003 - 1:43pm
Don Walicek

CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline Extended: 12/29/03)

SARGASSO, a Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language, and Culture
Edited at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras; Department of English
Deadline: December 29, 2003

SARGASSO is now accepting submissions and book reviews for an upcoming issue
to be entitled “Creolistics and Creole Exceptionalism: Linguistics and
Caribbean Languages.”

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: 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: Irish Spaces(s) (4/30/04; journal issue)

Friday, October 17, 2003 - 6:17pm
Pascale Amiot

Irish space(s): zones and margins

        Etudes Irlandaises invites submissions for a special issue on
"Irish space(s): zones and margins", to be published at the end of
2004. The guest editors are Claude Fierobe and Sylvie Mikowski
(University of Reims, France).

        Possible topics, broadly defined, include (but are not
limited to): The Pale and beyond: civilisation versus the wilderness;
In-between space(s), no-man's lands, marginal space(s);
Border-crossings, gaps and borders; Passages and passengers;
Space(s): reality and fantasy; Cultural space(s):
perception/reception of another's space.

CFP: Hanif Kureishi (11/10/03; collection)

Friday, October 17, 2003 - 5:02pm
Yousaf, Nahem



Contributors are sought for a collection of original essays on Hanif
Kureishi's writing and filmmaking. The deadline for 500-word abstracts is
10th November 2003. It is intended that the volume should explore each of
the genres within which Kureishi works (novels, plays, screenplays, films,
short stories, essays and music criticism). I am particularly interested
in receiving contributions that take new approaches to his best-known
works and that explore facets of his oeuvre that have, as yet, received
little critical scrutiny.

CFP: The Holocaust as Screen Memory (1/15/04; collection)

Thursday, October 2, 2003 - 8:43pm
Weissman, Gary

Proposals/contributions are invited for a collection of original essays
exploring the claim that the Holocaust has served as a screen memory for
other histories, anxieties, and concerns. For example, some scholars in the
United States have suggested that the Holocaust may serve as a screen memory
for events "closer to home" than the Nazi genocide of the European
Jews-particularly the genocide of Native Americans and the perpetration of
American slavery and segregation. Others have identified the Holocaust as a
symbol for vanishing American Jewish identity and community. Still others
link interest in the Holocaust to fears concerning the disappearance of

CFP: Cross-Cultural Expressions of Spirituality (1/31/04; collection)

Thursday, October 2, 2003 - 12:07am
BioDun Ogundayo

Recent events have led to reappraisals of religion and spirituality.
This creates an opportunity to collect in one volume the different and
differing perspectives and interpretations of what it means to be
religious or spiritual today. Essays intended for an international
audience are therefore solicited for inclusion in a collection
tentatively entitled "Uniqueness and Versatility: Cross-Cultural
Expressions of Spirituality". The book is to bring together innovative
but readable explorations of religious, mythological, cosmological and
theological texts.

CFP: Modernism's Jews/Jewish Modernisms (9/1/04; journal issue)

Friday, September 19, 2003 - 5:00pm
Maren Linett

_Modern Fiction Studies_ invites submissions for a special issue on
"Modernism's Jews / Jewish Modernisms" guest edited by Maren Linett. We seek
essays focusing on the period 1890 - 1939 that analyze inscriptions of
Jewish "difference" in fiction, film, and other forms of narrative or
examine the ways Jewish writers and critics negotiated literary and social
terrains. Essays might, for example, trace the aesthetic or political work
accomplished by representations of Jewishness in particular texts; map
intersections among disparate cultural and linguistic contexts; consider
what it means to read prewar texts from our post-Shoah vantage point; or ask

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: Utopian Passports: Travel, Immigration, and Diaspora in Latin America (1/31/04; journal issue)

Friday, August 22, 2003 - 7:31pm
Jennifer Valko

Published annually by graduate students of the University of California
Davis, under the auspices of the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas,
_Brújula: revista interdisciplinaria sobre estudios latinoamericanos_ is
an interdisciplinary journal with a focus on Latin American literary
studies. This journal seeks to foster a dialogue between established
academics and a new generation of scholars, while including original
essays from a variety of fields such as anthropology, history, art,
music, linguistics, comparative literature, sociology, and native
American studies. With each issue, _Brújula_ intends to highlight a theme
of relevance in current debates and to create a forum that explores