While J.R.R. Tolkien professed to dislike the works of William
Shakespeare, he was intimately familiar with many of the plays and was
arguably influenced in many ways by Shakespeare's writings. I am looking
for scholarly but accessible papers of 6,000 to 9,000 words on the topic
of Shakespeare's influence on Tolkien. This collection already includes
essays on themes from Macbeth in The Lord of the Rings, war and glory in
Henry V and The Lord of the Rings, the mythical function of forests and
trees, and catharsis in Tolkien and Shakespeare. Additional topics I
would like to include are the conception of elves for both authors,
Gollum and Caliban, the role of women, and women warriors. Other topics
While J.R.R. Tolkien professed to dislike the works of William
CFP: Companion to 20th C. British Poetry (no deadline; book)
In light of the recent growth of masculinity studies across all
disciplines, we are soliciting articles for an edited volume devoted to
masculinities in African literature and cinema.
"Between the Trailers: Critically Reading Trailer Park Boys"
International Interdisciplinary conference on Richard Hoggart
CALL FOR PAPERS
For a Collection of Essays Tentatively Entitled
PSYCHOANALYSIS AND ASIAN AMERICAN LITERARY STUDIES
Conrad and the Orient
Edited by Amar Acheraiou and Nursel Icoz
The Eastern and Western Perspectives series devotes a volume to _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
Subjects include (but are not limited to):
In-between: Essays & Studies in Literary Criticism
While the James Joyce issue of _In-between: Essays & Studies in Literary
Criticism_ is ready for the printers, it still has space, on account of
delayed peer reviews, for 2-3 long articles (6000 words) or 4-5 short pieces
(2 to 3000 words) on any aspect of Joyce studies, excluding _Ulysses_.
Scholars who have essays ready or are likely to be able to complete
submissions within the next couple of weeks may please immediately contact
the editor, Gulshan Taneja, <grtaneja47_at_hotmail.com>,
Call for Papers on two Topics: Hemingway and Material Culture /
Hemingway and Africa
Hemingway and Material Culture.
Call for Submissions
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:
1) Is there a shared form between rock and American fiction (short
fiction or novels)?
2) Are there thematic connections between rock and American fiction?
Call for Reviews - Iraq War Culture
Issued: October 25, 2004
Bad Subjects is issuing an open call for review essays of 1000-3000 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.
Revised October 15, 2004
Call For Papers: Collection of assignments and lesson plans with related
essays written in response to these, on Toni Morrison's prose and fiction
'The Fiction of Toni Morrison: Teaching and Writing on Race, Culture, and
I am currently soliciting contributions from university instructors
(professors and graduate students/teaching assistants) for a collection of
materials -- teaching strategies and assignments as well as essays -- on
the work of Toni Morrison. Contributions may come from a variety of
disciplines, including history, Africana Studies, American Studies,
English, Rhetoric, and Women's Studies.
Following a successful first series of Book History seminars held in London to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the First World War, the organisers would like to invite contributions to a planned edited collection to be ready for submission to publishers in DECEMBER 2005. Essays from scholars working in any aspect of print culture relating to the First World War are wlecome, but we would particularly like to hear from those working on the publishing industries, reading communities and distribution networks of countries outside the United Kingdom.
Philip Roth Studies, a new, peer-reviewed journal published by Heldref Publications in cooperation with the Philip Roth Society, welcomes all writing pertaining entirely or in part to Philip Roth, his fiction, and his literary and cultural significance. Upcoming articles include "Trials and Errors at the Turn of the Millennium: On The Human Stain and J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace," "Philip Roth's 'Defender of the Faith': A Modern Midrash," "Dream or a Nightmare?: Contrasting the Depictions of Post-Civil Rights America in Philip Roth's American Pastoral and Toni Morrison's Paradise," and "The Story of the Self: Philip Roth's Progression toward The Counterlife."
CFP: Modern Hebrew Writers, Beginnings to 1973 (deadline various; collection)
Call for Contributors
Dictionary of Literary Biography
Modern Hebrew Writers, Beginnings to 1973
Beckett and Psycholinguistics
Panel at the 'BECKETT AT 100: NEW PERSPECTIVES' conference
Florida State University, February 9-11, 2006
CALL FOR PAPERS
The notion of a global village has demolished all
cultural barriers with the emergence of a global
literary culture where works of great writers can
receive adequate global attention on the world's
literary playground . . .
My co-editor Sola Owonibi, of Adekunle Ajasin
University, Ondo State, Nigeria, and I, Beth Virtanen,
at the University of Puerto Rico, U.S.A, have received
confirmation of interest from our publisher Rasmed
Publications of Ibadan, Nigeria, for our proposed book
of collected essays on the work of the Nigerian-born
poet Tayo Olafioye who has spent the last thirty years
writing and working in the United States. This
CFP: Anne Hébert: Essays On Her Work
Guernica Editions will be publishing a book on Québecois author Anne
Hébert for their Writers Series in 2006. New essays on any aspect of
Hébert's work are being solicited for the publication. Particular
preference will be given to studies that include more than one of
Hébert's works, or that focus on her later publications (Poèmes pour
la main gauche, Aurélien, Clara, Mademoiselle, et le Lieutenant
anglais, Un habit de lumière, Est-ce que je te derange?). All essays
will be published in English, but French submission are welcome, and
if accepted will be translated by the editor.
Critical Anthology: Virginia Woolf and Music
Deadline: January 10, 2005
"Novels," she repeated. "Why do you write novels? You ought to write music."
Rachel Vinrace's advice to Terence Hewet shows that the relationship between
music and text was an important concern for Virginia Woolf beginning with her
very first novel. Her active interest in music influenced her writings in
significant ways throughout her career. In 1940, she was writing to Elizabeth
Trevelyan: "Its [sic] odd, for I'm not regularly musical, but I always think of
my books as music before I write them" (Letters, VI, 425).
Call For Papers
Seeking previously unpublished articles for a critical collection of essays on the literary, creative and pedagogical uses of the Bluebeard legend. We invite a wide range of possible approaches, including historical, cultural, feminist, queer, film and literary.
This door you might not open and you did
So enter now and see for what slight thing
You are betrayed . . . here is no treasure hid
No cauldron, no clear crystal mirroring
The sought for truth, no heads of women slain
For greed like yours, no writings of distress
But only what you see, look yet again.
EDINBURGH STUDIES IN TRANSATLANTIC LITERATURES
Series Editors: Susan Manning & Andrew Taylor, University of Edinburgh
Call for Papers – Anthony Burgess
The International Anthony Burgess Foundation publishes an electronic
journal, The End of the World Newsletter, in the spring and the autumn.
This journal is available to members through the International Anthony
Burgess Foundation website at www.anthonyburgess.org. Submissions may
include, but needn't be limited to, notes on Burgess and his work,
short articles (under 3000 words), and announcements of events,
publications, recordings or performances, and may include both text and
images. Please send submissions to newsletter_at_anthonyburgess.org.
Call for Papers: "Steinbeck and His Contemporaries" Conference, 22-25
March 2006, Sun Valley, Idaho. The New Steinbeck Society of America
invites literary scholars in general-and Western American literature
critics in particular-to offer a critical view on John Steinbeck in
relation to any of his contemporaries-Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald,
Cather, Anderson, Wright, Dos Passos, Miller, Hurston, Pound, Hughes,
Lewis, and others. Comparative studies are also invited on select
authors who have had a direct literary influence on Steinbeck-Twain,
Mallory, Shakespeare-as well as on contemporary and fellow western
writers who share common thematic and stylistic elements-Terry Tempest
Announcing a new series from Ashgate Publishing
Studies in Childhood: 1700 to the Present
Series Editor: Claudia Nelson, Texas A&M University
CFP: Toni Morrison encyclopedia (no deadline; book)
Facts On File, a New York publisher of reference books for schools and
libraries, is seeking a scholar to write a one-volume encyclopedia on Toni
Morrison, focusing on critical analyses of her works. The ideal author will
have a Ph.D., broad knowledge of Morrison's works, and an ability to write
clearly and succinctly for students in both high school and college. This
large project (250,000-300,000 words) must be completed within two years.
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines will be required. If interested
please send letter and cv, preferably by e-mail, to
Kritikos: an international and interdisciplinary journal of postmodern
cultural sound, text and image,
is currently accepting submissions for publication in 2004.
The purpose of the journal is to publish work that materializes
theoretical renderings of, and practical approaches to culture. In
particular, Kritikos seeks to publish work that is focused upon the
currency of the postmodern period.
Kritikos publishes material continuously; please allow 1-3 months for
review. Articles should be submitted in MSWord format and be between 3-5K
words in length; book reviews should be between 500-1000 words.
In preparation and under contract: a guide to J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, part of the new series, Guides to Twentieth Century Literature (Routledge).
The editor seeks short essays (4,000 words) on the novel which will open up new ways in which the text can be understood.
Possible topics include:
war (WW2 or Korea)
the USA and adolescence
or a reading of the novel in light of:
An Invitation to Students and Scholars of Canadian Theatre from Kerry
Moore, Editorial Advisor
Grolier is in the midst of producing the publication of the
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MODERN DRAMA, edited by
Gabrielle H. Cody and Evert Sprinchorn of Vassar College. This
four-volume set will offer a total of one million words on a variety of
topics ranging from Ibsen to the present, and the target audience
consists of college students, high school students and general readers.
Following is an elaboration from the general editors: