CFP: Eudora Welty: Delta Wedding Series (6/31/05; series)

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Eudora Welty: Delta Weddings Series

Rodopi Press Amsterdam / Atlanta announces a new series of literary studies
under the general editorship of Michael J. Meyer. The series will offer new
and experienced scholars the opportunity to present alternative readings and
approaches to classic texts. The major goal of the series would be not only to
open the door to voices which are already silenced by the selective nature of
academic presses but to encourage new approaches and insights that will both
enliven the text and promote further discussion of the work in question.
(Emerging scholars will be defined by the following criteria: MA ABD or
recent PHD, Instructor, lecturer or Asst Prof status , publications limited to
articles in journals and monographs and / or chapter studies; individuals who
have 6 years or less from the awarding of a doctoral degree. Experienced
scholars will demonstrate the following: teach at the Associate Prof level or
above, have at least 7 years experience from the awarding of the PHD, be
published in book length studies, and/or be considered to be an authority or
well-known commentator on the title or author.) We are now accepting ideas
for the upcoming series on Eudora Welty's Delta Wedding. Some possible topics
include (but are not limited to) the following:

Use of a child as narrative lens
Role of place in Delta Wedding
Treatment and perception of outsiders
Delta Wedding as a 'southern' novel
Domesticity, marriage, spinsterhood
George as central character
Delta Wedding as an extended elegy
Train incident as a story within a story
Stillness/motion connected to characters' internal lives
Shifting narrator

No previously published essays please. If you are interested, please submit a
proposal by June 31. If your proposal is accepted, complete articles of 15-20
pages in length will be due September 31st in order to meet the publisher's
deadline. Please email (documents as attachments) or mail a proposal and vita
Reine Dugas Bouton
Southeastern Louisiana University
40 Beverly Garden Dr.
Metairie, LA 70001

Reine Dugas Bouton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, English
Southeastern Louisiana University

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