CFP: Edited Collection on Wharton and Hemingway (4/15/15)
Contributors are sought for a proposed collection of essays on Edith Wharton and Ernest Hemingway, tentatively titled Architects of American Modernism: Wharton and Hemingway. Louisiana State University Press has expressed interest in this project and asked to review a full proposal.
Edith Wharton and Ernest Hemingway have a great deal in common: They were both American modernist writers who lived as expatriates in Paris. They were both active in World War I well before the U.S. declared war. Both wrote in a range of genres, including novels, short fiction, drama, travel writing, and magazine journalism, and they shared a publisher, Scribner's. Both wrote novels that became bestsellers, and both won the Pulitzer Prize. Hemingway owned six of Wharton's books and mentioned her in a letter, while Wharton belittled his books in her private writing and in a letter once openly mocked the Americans who frequented the cafes of Montparnasse.
While scholars have already agreed to contribute essays on a host of topics (including World War I, expatriate modernism, Biblical allusion, architecture/interior decoration, the New Woman, masculinity, the short story, and international celebrity), topics on which I would particularly like to see proposals include the following:
Wharton and Hemingway in Africa (In Morocco and Green Hills of Africa, Under Kilimanjaro, and the two African short stories)
Teaching Wharton and Hemingway
Wharton and Hemingway and Italy
Wharton and Hemingway and France
Wharton and Hemingway and medicine
Wharton and Hemingway and Scribners (the publisher)
Wharton and Hemingway and Scribner's (the magazine)
Wharton and Hemingway and the Pulitzer Prize
Wharton and Hemingway and anti-Semitism
Other proposed topics are also welcome!
The ideal length for essays would be about 20-25 pages.
Those interested should contact Lisa Tyler, professor of English at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, at Lisa.Tyler_at_sinclair.edu, (937) 512-2250, or English Department, Sinclair Community College, 444 West Third St., Dayton, OH 45402, with a 500-word proposal and a biographical paragraph.
Deadline for proposals is April 15, 2015.