CFP: The Political Companion to John Steinbeck (5/30/06; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Simon Stow

Call For Papers: The Political Companion to John Steinbeck

Submissions are requested for the proposed collection 'The Political
Companion to John Steinbeck,' part of the University of Kentucky Press's
forthcoming 'Political Companions to Great American Authors' series. The
editors are interested in receiving papers and proposals concerning the
political aspects of John Steinbeck's work including not only his literary
output, but also his journalism, letters, memoirs and film work. They are
particularly interested in receiving papers and proposals in the following
four areas:

 1) The historical context of, and its relationship to, Steinbeck's writing=
(e.g. essays on the politics of Salinas; on radicals in California during
the Great Depression; and on U.S. politics and political culture in the
1930s through the 1960s).

2) Steinbeck's political education, activities and experiences (e.g. essays
on his parents' involvement in the progressive movement and town politics;
his ambivalent relationship with the "Reds"; and Carol Henning's activist

3) Steinbeck's political visions (e.g. essays on his fictional and
non-fictional writings on agrarian and class conflict in California, Fascis=
and the Cold War).

4) Steinbeck's legacy (essays on the ways in which his ideas have been
applied and reworked in the work of both contemporary and later popular
artists such as Woody Guthrie, John Ford and Bruce Springsteen).

 The editors will also welcome previously published work, provided that it
has not already been collected or anthologized. Proposals and completed
papers should be sent to by May 30th, 2006.
proposals are to be completed by November 30th, 2006. Correspondence may b=
sent to:

Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh
Department of Political Science
University of Connecticut
341 Mansfield Road, U-1024
Storrs, CT 06269-1024

Simon Stow
Department of Government
The College of William and Mary
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

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