CFP: Exploration and Adventure in the 19th Century American West (1/15/04; journal)

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theresa defrancis
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Special Issue

Exploration and Adventure in the 19th Century American West

ATQ announces a special issue for 2004 on exploration and adventure in the
nineteenth-century American West. This issue seeks to expand studies of
exploration and adventure in the American West in light of recent
developments in literary and cultural studies. This issue encourages
considerations of well-known and less well-known explorations and
adventures in the West.

Articles might engage questions such as:

How might a study of exploration and adventure help us to reconsider
relatively monolithic conceptions of the West as it relates to
masculinity, femininity, race, and ethnicity?

How did exploration and adventure shape specific shaped conceptions of
regional and/or national identity? Of "nature" and "wilderness" in the
United States?

How did encounters between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples shape
notions of exploration and adventure in the West?

ATQ encourages submissions from scholars in a variety of fields and
disciplines for this issue. Interdisciplinary approaches are especially
welcome. ATQ will have the capacity to reproduce images for this special

Please submit manuscripts (3,000 to 7,500 words) by January 15, 2004.
Please follow the MLA Handbook; ATQ style allows for only five (5) End
Notes. All submissions must be accompanied by sufficient return postage.

Address manuscripts or inquiries to:

Dr. Peter L. Bayers
ATQ Special Issue Editor--2004
Department of English, Independence Hall
60 Upper College Road, Suite 2
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881

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