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CFP: Philip Roth (no deadline; journal issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2004 - 4:15am
Elizabeth Foxwell

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: Tayo Olafioye (1/15/05; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 5:46pm
beth virtanen

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 Hebert: Essays On Her Work (2/1/05; collection)

updated: 
Monday, October 11, 2004 - 5:43pm
Lee Skallerup

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.

CFP: Virginia Woolf and Music (1/10/05; collection)

updated: 
Monday, October 11, 2004 - 4:52pm
avarga_at_indiana.edu

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).

CFP: Postmodern Bluebeard (11/1/05; collection)

updated: 
Monday, October 4, 2004 - 5:12pm
bansari mitra

Call For Papers

 

"Postmodern Bluebeard"

 

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.

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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.

CFP: Anthony Burgess (ongoing; e-journal)

updated: 
Monday, September 13, 2004 - 6:09pm
Patrick McDonagh

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.

CFP: Steinbeck and His Contemporaries (9/1/05; 3/22/06-3/25/06)

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2004 - 6:17pm
George, Stephen

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

CFP: Toni Morrison Encyclopedia (no deadline; book)

updated: 
Friday, August 13, 2004 - 3:44pm
Jeff Soloway

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

CFP: Kritikos: Postmodern Cultural Sound, Text and Image (journal)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 11:39pm
Nicholas Ruiz

Kritikos: an international and interdisciplinary journal of postmodern
cultural sound, text and image,
http://garnet.acns.fsu.edu/~nr03/
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.

CFP: The Catcher in the Rye (8/31/04 & 2/28/05; collection)

updated: 
Monday, July 12, 2004 - 1:26am
Graham, Dr S.H.

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:
masculinity
sexuality
class
race/whiteness
trauma
nostalgia
family/sibling relationships
war (WW2 or Korea)
the USA and adolescence

or a reading of the novel in light of:
psychoanalysis
queer studies
feminism

CFP: Encyclopedia of Modern Drama: Canadian Drama (8/31/04; encyclopedia)

updated: 
Monday, July 12, 2004 - 1:26am
Kerry Moore

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:

CFP: Claude McKay Critical Reader (9/15/04 & 1/7/05; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 3:58am
Dennis Chester

A Claude McKay Critical Reader

While a major figure in the literature of the Harlem Renaissance, Claude
McKay continues to be frequently marginalized - and misunderstood - in
discussions of the era. In an effort to further develop the critical
understanding of this intriguing early twentieth-century author, we are
looking for essays that address any aspect of McKay's work to include in
a forthcoming critical reader. Topics on McKay may include, but are not
limited to:

UPDATE: Encyclopedia of Modern Drama: England, Scotland, Wales, 1940-2004 (8/31/04; book)

updated: 
Monday, June 14, 2004 - 2:44am
Kerry Moore

UPDATE:

An Invitation to Students and Scholars of the British
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:

CFP: 20th Century British Gothic and Romance Writers (8/30/05; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 2, 2004 - 4:02am
Fishburn, Haley F

I am currently seeking contributors for a new volume in the Dictionary of Literary Biography series, 20th Century British Gothic and Romance Writers, to be published by Bruccoli Clark Layman, Inc. in 2007.

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 haley.f.fishburn_at_ttu.edu <mailto:haley.f.fishburn_at_ttu.edu> or by post to:
Haley F. Fishburn
Department of English
Texas Tech University
P.O. Box 43091
Lubbock, TX 79409-3091

UPDATE: Encyclopedia of Modern Drama (8/28/04; book)

updated: 
Friday, May 21, 2004 - 3:54am
Kerry Moore

An Invitation to Students and Scholars of the British
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:

CFP: Robert Frost encyclopedia (no deadline; book)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 - 1:35am
Jeff Soloway

CFP: Robert Frost 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 the
life and works of Robert Frost. The ideal author will have a Ph.D., broad
knowledge of Frost's poems, 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

CFP: T. S. Eliot Encyclopedia (no deadline; book)

updated: 
Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 1:20am
Jeff Soloway

CFP: T.S. Eliot 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 the
life and works of T.S. Eliot. The ideal author will have a Ph.D., broad
knowledge of Eliot'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

CFP: Twentieth-Century British and Anglophone Literature (website)

updated: 
Friday, April 16, 2004 - 2:43am
Bowling Kivmars

Call For Papers: 20th-Century British and Anglophone Literature

Literature Compass is seeking papers on all topics in the study of twentieth-century British and Anglophone literature.

Literature Compass (www.literature-compass.com), a new online resource from Blackwell Publishing, surveys new trends and developments in literary study. We publish original survey articles on new and important directions in criticism and theory (as well as a range of useful reference resources).

CFP: British Short Story (no deadline noted; edited book)

updated: 
Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 6:51am
Andrew Maunder

Facts on File Companion to the British Short Story & Short Fiction

Contributors are sought for the above book (due for publication in early
2006) which aims to analyse the genre, covering the early nineteenth
century to the present:

Author biographies and bibliographies
Analyses of short stories and novellas
Literary themes and terms
Historical events that have influenced short story writers.

CFP: John Steinbeck Encyclopedia (no deadline; book)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2004 - 5:42am
Jeff Soloway

CFP: John Steinbeck Encyclopedia (no deadline; book)

Facts On File, a New York publisher of reference books for high school and
college students, is seeking a contributor to write several articles for a
forthcoming encyclopedia on the life and work of John Steinbeck. The ideal
editor will be a Steinbeck scholar with an ability to write clearly for high
school students. If interested please send letter and cv, preferably by
e-mail, to

CFP: Reconstructing Poststructuralism (ongoing; journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, March 5, 2004 - 6:40am
M Wolf-Meyer

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (ISSN 1547-4348) =
<http://www.reconstruction.ws> is an innovative culture studies journal =
dedicated to fostering an intellectual community composed of scholars =
and their audience, granting them all the opportunity and ability to =
share thoughts and opinions on the most important and influential work =
in contemporary interdisciplinary studies.

CFP: The Inklings and Mere Christianity (3/8/04; no conf. dates noted)

updated: 
Thursday, February 19, 2004 - 6:55am
Goodman, Crystal

"MERE CHRISTIANS, THEN & NOW"

How do the Inklings define "mere Christianity"? What essential doctrines
do they share in their Christian community? How do they express these
ideas through imaginative literature, philosophy, and theology? How is
"mere Christianity" applicable to contemporary Christianity?

Thematic papers on the essence of Christianity as developed in the
apologetic, theological, and/or literary works of C.S. Lewis and/or the
Inklings are especially welcome. To be eligible for conference acceptance,
complete papers or 250-word abstracts are due by March 8, 2004 (we have
extended our deadline).

CFP: Punk and Hardcore: Contemporary Approaches (7/1/04; book)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 3:10am
benholtzman_at_riseup.net

Punk and Hardcore: Contemporary Approaches

Edited by:
Emilie Hardman (Department of Sociology, Brandeis University)
Ben Holtzman (Independent Scholar/Documentary Filmmaker)
Alan O'Connor (Cultural Studies Program, Trent University, Canada)

CFP: Contemporary Indian Writing in English (no deadline; book series)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 3:10am
PRAMOD NAYAR

                CALL FOR BOOK PROPOSALS

                                     Contemporary Indian Writers in English
(CIWE)
                        Series Editor: Pramod K. Nayar, The University of
Hyderabad, India

FOUNDATION BOOKS, INDIA, strategic partner of Cambridge University Press in
India, invites book proposals for their new series, Contemporary Indian
Writers in English (CIWE).

CFP: Stirrings Still: Existential Literature (no deadline; journal)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 3:47am
egrayso1_at_binghamton.edu

Call For Papers

“Stirrings Still: The International Journal of Existential Literature”
invites submissions of critical articles on existential literature and
existential themes in postmodern fiction and drama. Articles should be no
more than 30 pages in length and should follow the MLA style sheet.
Stirrings Still also welcomes book reviews on relevant publications.
Submissions and subscription inquiries may be sent to:
Erik Grayson, Editor
Stirrings Still: The International Journal of Existential Literature
Binghamton University
Department of English
Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

Or email: egrayso1_at_binghamton.edu

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