CFP: Henry Roth's Short Stories (1/30/04; journal issue)

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Alan Gibbs
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The Journal of the Short Story in English: Special Issue on Henry Roth.

Although Jewish American writer Henry Roth is best known as a novelist, he
also left behind a rich store of short stories, both published and
unpublished, at his death in 1995. The majority of published pieces,
collected together in the 1987 volume, Shifting Landscape, were written
during the 60-year period between his first novel, Call It Sleep and his
second Mercy of a Rude Stream.

The Journal of the Short Story in English (JSSE) invites contributions on
Henry Roth's short stories, either published or, for those who have had
access to the archive of Roth's papers in New York, unpublished.
Articles comparing Roth's short fiction with his novels are also
encouraged. It is planned that articles will be thematically grouped -
for example on his 1940s commercial pieces, on his later allegories of
writing, or on stories which enabled him to 'limber up' for his later
projects. However, contributions that take a different approach are very

Contributors should submit either a 400-word proposal for an article by
January 30, 2004, or finished articles of up to 5,000 words by June 30,
2004. Please email proposals or articles, as a Word attachment, to

The JSSE is published semi-annually in December and June by the University
Press of Angers (France), under the auspices of the Department of English
Language and Literature and the CRILA.

The JSSE's standard style guidelines are set out below:

The JSSE publishes articles on short stories and novellas in the form of
essays (not exceeding 5,000 words), reviews and notes (not exceeding 1,500
words). Manuscripts must be submitted in duplicate. Documentation should
conform to the endnote style of The MLA Style Manual. Upon acceptance the
author should be prepared to submit his/her article, a 200-word French and
English abstract and a Contributor's note in English on diskette
preferably in Microsoft Word format.

For queries or further information about this issue, please contact the
guest editor:

Alan Gibbs
School of American and Canadian Studies
University of Nottingham
Trent Building
University Park
United Kingdom

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