CFP: Journal of Modern Literature: Norman Mailer (9/1/04; journal issue)

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John Whalen-Bridge
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Journal of Modern Literature: special issue on Norman Mailer (9/1/04;
journal issue)

_Journal of Modern Literature_ is looking for essays on Norman Mailer's
work, reputation, and cultural significance, focusing especially on the
period since _Executioner's Song_, for the Fall 2005 issue. A number of
essays have been received and there is room for a few more. Essays on
the following topics will be especially welcome:

* When He Was Good: Mailer and the Politics of
Literary Reputation

* Mailer and the American Canon, 1980-2000

* Mailer vs Feminism: a Reconsideration

* "The Homosexual Villain": Queer Theory and the
Heterosexual Author

* Radical Individualism in the Age of Simulacra:
Mailer on the Gulf War

* Mailer in Relation to Other Authors (eg Morrison,
DeLillo, Roth, etc)

* The Manichean Moral Imagination after 9/11

* Mailer as a "Connoisseur of Narrative Forms"

* The Baroque Imagination: Ancient Evenings and the
Art of Excess

These are suggestions, but any consideration of Mailer's life, work, and
reputation will be considered. There will be a panel on Mailer at the
American Literature Association in San Francisco, May 27-30, 2004, and
authors may wish to present a version of their essay.

Please send proposals asap and full essays by September 1, 2004 to

Associate Professor J. Whalen-Bridge
English Language and Literature
National University of Singapore
10 Kent Ridge Road
Singapore 119720

or by email attachment to; submissions should be up to
approximately twenty double-spaced pages in length and follow MLA style.

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