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CFP: African American Women Writers: An A to Z Guide (4/30/05; collection)

Sunday, December 19, 2004 - 11:36pm

Call For Contributors--African American Women Writers: An A to Z Guide


Contributors are sought for a reference work that will be published by
Greenwood Press in 2006. =20


The work, tentatively titled, African American Women Writers: An A to =
Guide, will consist of 173 entries. Each entry will consist of four
parts and will vary in length from 750-6000 words. Each entry will
include the following components:

=A7 Biographical narrative

=A7 Analysis

=A7 Critical Reception

=A7 Bibliography


CFP: Philip Roth's America (no deadline; collection)

Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 3:27pm
Derek Royal


Recently I guest edited the 2004 annual volume of _Studies in American
Jewish Literature_, Vol. 23, one devoted exclusively to Philip Roth's most
recent fiction. I'm now wanting to develop this special issue into a book
collection of essays, and I'd like to include several brand new critical
works on this later phase of Roth's career. I'm particularly interested in
essays devoted to _Sabbath's Theater_, _The Dying Animal_ and (ESPECIALLY)
the brand new novel, _The Plot Against America_. Thematic/theoretical focus
on these novels is open.

CFP: Reading and Writing Orwell's 1984 (3/1/05; collection)

Tuesday, December 7, 2004 - 3:27pm
Randy Cauthen

1984 holds a unique position in the contemporary canon, because of its
accessibility to a wide range of students, its widespread effect on literary
and popular culture, and its very strong resonances with contemporary
events. For an edited collection, we are seeking articles based on close
description of student readings of this text, both to provoke more general
discussion on how varied students work with a single, commonly-taught text,
and how students in an increasingly Orwellian society read the book's social
and political content.
Articles from any pedagogical and theoretical perspectives are welcome, with
the proviso that articles in the finished collection should be centered in

CFP: Tolkien and Shakespeare: Influences, Echoes, Revisions (1/30/05; collection)

Monday, December 6, 2004 - 1:37am
Croft, Janet B.

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

CFP: Conrad and the Orient (1/31/05; collection)

Monday, November 22, 2004 - 5:28pm
Amar Acheraiou

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):

CFP: James Joyce (no deadline noted; journal issue)

Saturday, November 20, 2004 - 3:15am
G.R. Taneja

In-between: Essays & Studies in Literary Criticism

James Joyce

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, <>,

CFP: Rock and Roll and American Fiction (3/1/05; collection)

Monday, November 1, 2004 - 3:30pm
John Wegner

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?

CFP: Bad Subjects &ndash;&ndash; Iraq War Culture (open deadline; journal issue)

Monday, November 1, 2004 - 3:30pm
Joe Lockard

Call for Reviews - Iraq War Culture
Bad Subjects
Issued: October 25, 2004
Deadline: Open

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.

UPDATE: Toni Morrison's Fiction and Prose: Assignments, Lesson Plans and Related Essays (1/15/05; collection)

Monday, October 25, 2004 - 9:19pm
Jami Carlacio

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.

CFP: Publishing and the First World War (3/31/05; collection)

Monday, October 25, 2004 - 1:10am

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.

CFP: Philip Roth (no deadline; journal issue)

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)

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

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)

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)

Monday, October 11, 2004 - 4:52pm

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)

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.





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)

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 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

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

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