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UPDATE: Humor and Baseball (8/15/05; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 8:27pm
Jason Paul Steed

The original CFP for this collection had the wrong word count for submissions. The corrected CFP follows:

Shelves and shelves have been filled with scholarly attention to baseball in American history, culture, literature, politics, etc.; likewise, shelves and shelves have been devoted to the study of humor (in American history, culture, literature, politics, etc.). Yet, surprisingly little has been said about the relationship between the two.

Proposed is a collection of new essays on the relationship between humor and baseball (in American history, culture, literature, politics, etc.). Topics might include, but certainly are not limited to:

UPDATE: Mester: General Topics (3/30/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 8:26pm
mester

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Deadline extended to March 13, 2005.
At this point we welcome proposals A GENERAL ISSUE.

M E S T E R
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.

CFP: Lillian Smith (4/15/05; 3/30/06-4/1/06)

updated: 
Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 8:26pm
Claire Pamplin

Call For Papers: Lillian Smith
Proposed panel -- O'Connor and Other Georgia Writers: A Scholarly Conference
Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA

Deadline for 500-word abstracts: April 15, 2005
Conference Dates: March 30- April 1, 2006

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

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

CALL FOR PAPERS -- SAFUNDI: THE JOURNAL OF SOUTH AFRICAN AND AMERICAN
COMPARATIVE STUDIES
http://www.safundi.com

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: http://newsletter.safundi.com.)

CFP: Frank Yerby (6/1/05; collection)

updated: 
Friday, March 4, 2005 - 3:31pm
Gene Jarrett

Editors seek critical essays on the literary life and legacy of
Augusta-born Frank Yerby, one of the greatest unknown writers in
American literary history. A reputable university press has expressed
interest in the collection, with an eye toward offering an advance contract.

CFP: Emerging African American Writers (4/15/05; collection)

updated: 
Friday, March 4, 2005 - 3:31pm
Eva Tettenborn

Call for Papers

Submissions are invited for a critical anthology entitled

NEW VOICES IN AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE: CRITICAL ESSAYS ON WORKS OF
EMERGING AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITERS.

Essays should discuss works by African American authors
published during the 1990's and beyond.

We especially encourage essays pertaining to issues like
-canonicity and popular black fiction;
-pedagogical implications of incorporating new works by black writers
into more traditional syllabi;
-new directions/issues in African American writing;
-questions of genre crossing;
-intertextuality;
-film adaptations;
-the relation of recent work in critical race theory to praxis.

CFP: Humor and Baseball (8/15/05; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 - 4:24pm
Jason Paul Steed

Shelves and shelves have been filled with scholarly attention to baseball in American history, culture, literature, politics, etc.; and likewise, shelves and shelves have been devoted to the study of humor (in American history, culture, literature, politics, etc.). Yet, surprisingly little has been said about the relationship between the two.

Proposed is a collection of new essays on the relationship between humor and baseball (in American history, culture, literature, politics, etc.). Topics might include, but certainly are not limited to:

UPDATE: Realism in Retrospect (1/31/06; journal volume)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 - 3:53pm
Abby Coykendall

The _Journal of Narrative Theory_ (JNT) is still seeking submissions for an
upcoming special issue, "Realism in Retrospect." A reminder about the
deadline -- January 31, 2006 (not 2005) -- as well as an updated email
address are below.

UPDATE: Rock and Roll and American Fiction (3/23/05; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 - 3:52pm
John Wegner

DEADLINE EXTENDED:

Due to unforeseen delays and too many meetings, we are extending the
deadline for the Rock and Roll and American fiction collection. We will
begin reviewing manuscripts March 21, 2005 and we will accept submissions
until March 23, 2005.

Call for papers:

Proposed Collection of Essays:

Rock-and-Roll and American Fiction

In the same vein as critical works that examine the influence/connections
between jazz/blues/classical music and literature, this collection seeks
essays that concern rock-and-roll and American fiction.

In particular, we are interested in essays that address the following:

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

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

M E S T E R
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: British and U.S. Imperialism (1/20/06; 5/15/06-5/18/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 3:33pm
empire_at_post.queensu.ca

INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON BRITISH AND UNITED STATES IMPERIALISM
IN AFRICA, THE CARIBBEAN, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE MIDDLE EAST

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, KINGSTON, ONTARIO, CANADA

MAY 15-18, 2006

Call for Papers:

CFP: Companion to 20th C British Poetry (5/1/05; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 3:33pm
Rob Watson

Contributors sought to write entries on poets and topics for the
forthcoming Companion to Twentieth Century British Poetry, a reference
book for high school and college students. The book involves about 400
entries, varying in length from 300-2000 words per entry, to be done
over the next year and a half. All entries will carry the author's
name.If you are interested in writing for this book or would like to see
the list of available entries, please contact Rob Watson, Associate
Professor of English at Grand Valley State University, at
watsonr_at_gvsu.edu, or Jim Persoon, Professor of English at Grand Valley
State University, at persoonj_at_gvsu.edu.

CFP: Black Gay Men's Anthology (3/15/05; anthology)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 11:45am
F. Leon Roberts

CFP: BLACK GAY MEN'S ANTHOLOGY (3/18/05;6.15.05)

Published by the New York State Black Gay Network, Institute for Gay
Men's Health (AIDS Project Los Angeles & Gay Men's Health Crisis);
Black AIDS Institute and The National Black Justice Coalition

Co-edited by Frank Leon Roberts and Marvin K. White

CFP: Existential Literature/Chuck Palahniuk/Louis-Ferdinand Celine (ongoing; journal issues)

updated: 
Monday, February 14, 2005 - 4:51pm
egrayso1_at_binghamton.edu

Call For Papers:
Stirrings Still: The International Journal of Existential Literature seeks
submissions for the following two issues:

Spring/Summer 2005 (Open Topics), Deadline May 1, 2005

Fall 2005 (The Fiction of Chuck Palahniuk), Deadline: September 1, 2005.

For the Spring/Summer issue, we wish to further explore the relationship
and engagement between existential literature & philosophy and postmodern
literature & theory. Hence we encourage both new "post-existential"
approaches to existential literature and existential readings of
"non-existential" literature. In other words, feel free to submit
Foucauldian readings of Camus or Sartrean readings of Pynchon.

UPDATE: Bad Subjects: Iraq War Culture (open deadline; journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 7:02pm
Joe Lockard

Bad Subjects: Iraq War Culture Review Essays

Second call for review essays of culture and public phenomena surrounding the Iraq War.

Bad Subjects is issuing an open call for review essays of 1500-3000 words dealing with the cultural landscape created by the Iraq War. We are interested in essays that examine cultural products (art, film/video, photography, writing, music, theater, dance, software) or public-sphere phenomena (protests, political events, media coverage, educational projects, public reports, law) that respond to the war and its social environment.

CFP: 12th International Hemingway Conference: Hemingway in Spain (Spain) (8/15/05; 6/25/06-6/30/06)

updated: 
Monday, February 7, 2005 - 10:44pm
Carl Eby

CFP: 12th International Hemingway Conference: Hemingway in Andalusia
(8/15/05; 6/25-30/06)

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society is currently accepting
paper and panel proposals for its 12th biennial international
conference, to be held June 25-30, 2006, in Malaga and Ronda, Spain.
While papers and panel proposals addressing all aspects of Hemingway's
life and work are welcome, proposals addressing Hemingway's Spanish
fiction and non-fiction or Hemingway's experiences in Spain, and more
specifically Andalusia, are particularly encouraged.

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

updated: 
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

UPDATE: _Hedwig and the Angry Inch_ (5/1/05; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 2, 2005 - 10:50pm
cozment_at_uark.edu

CORRECTION: _Hedwig and the Angry Inch_, was co-written by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask.

We invite contributions for a projected essay collection on John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's rock opera _Hedwig and the Angry Inch_ (Hedwig). We welcome scholarly essays from different fields (literature, film, cultural studies, religious studies, classics, anthropology, biology, educational psychology, speech communication/rhetoric, and others) engaging with _Hedwig_ in a variety of cultural contexts. Topics might include but are not limited to:

CFP: _Hedwig and the Angry Inch_ (5/1/05; collection)

updated: 
Monday, January 31, 2005 - 6:07pm
cozment_at_uark.edu

We invite contributions for a projected essay collection on John Cameron Mitchell's rock opera _Hedwig and the Angry Inch_ (Hedwig). We welcome scholarly essays from different fields (literature, film, cultural studies, religious studies, classics, anthropology, biology, educational psychology, speech communication/rhetoric, and others) engaging with _Hedwig_ in a variety of cultural contexts. Topics might include but are not limited to:

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

updated: 
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: Storm and Dissonance: L.M. Montgomery and Conflict (6/30/05; 6/21/06-6/25/06)

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2005 - 1:48am
M Elizabeth DeBlois

Storm and Dissonance: L.M. Montgomery and Conflict
Call for Proposals 2006

The L.M. Montgomery Institute is calling for one-page proposals for
papers to be given at the Seventh International L.M. Montgomery
conference (June 21-25, 2006) entitled "Storm and Dissonance: L.M.
Montgomery and Conflict".

We invite submissions concerning any conflict, controversy, debate,
interruption, passionate dialogue, or dialectic revealed in or inspired by
Montgomery's writing, life, or surrounding culture.

We encourage you to think about the many ways that public skirmishes
and private arguments surface in the life writing and enliven the fiction.

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