Edited Volumes, Essay Collections, Anthologies


Seeking submissions for an upcoming anthology on race and classical Hollywood cinema (1927 to the 1960s). The anthology will be edited by Daniel Bernardi, and deals with early and silent cinema.

Of particular interest are articles that address the production code, genre conventions, reception, landmark films such as GONE WITH THE WIND and THE SEARCHERS, and from methodologies as diverse as social history, cultural studies, psychoanalysis, and close textual analysis.

Manuscripts should be 25-40 pages in length, double-spaced, in MLA style.

Please send preliminary proposals, questions, and all completed work to:

Daniel Bernardi
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Film and Television
102 East Melnitz
Los Angeles CA 90095-1622

Phone: (310) 477-6215
Fax: (310) 825-3383
e-mail: bernardi@ucla.edu

In Our Own Voice: Graduate Students Teach Writing

The teaching of composition courses has become a highly controversial subject for colleges and universities all across the country. Who should teach composition -- TAs, Adjuncts, Tenured Faculty? Should workshops be used or are they a waste of time? What about portfolio systems? Are they really a fair and effective way to evaluate student writing? Is the university composition class the place to deal with ESL concerns? What should be done about the declining grammar skills of today's students? These are just a few questions that writing programs must face.

While there are a number of publications that deal theoretically with the teaching of writing, most of them are written by writing program directors. We would like to compose a book that balances theoretical issues with practical concerns of the writing instructors who very often are graduate students rather than full professors. Since graduate students are clearly becoming the experts in the field of composition and rhetoric, it seems most appropriate that they should offer an instructive resource that reflects their teaching philosophies and classroom experiences.

We are working with several publishers to further develop this idea and are currently soliciting proposals for papers from graduate student composition instructors that focus on a student-centered pedagogy and concepts of community and collaboration in composition. Among the many issues being considered are:

We would also like to include a chapter containing lesson plans and instructor reflections on their success. All writers submitting essays should consider submitting an accompanying lesson plan if applicable to their topic. However, lesson plans and their reflections may also be submitted for publication without an accompanying essay.

Please submit a 2 to 3 page abstract or completed essay (2 copies) with a curricula vitae or short bio by November 15, 1997 to:

Tina Good or Leanne Warshauer
SUNY Stony Brook
Department of English
Stony Brook, NY 11794
e-mail: tgood@sparky.ic.sunysb.edu or leannebw@aol.com

K O R E A N / A M E R I C A N W O M E N ' S A N T H O L O G Y

SUBMISSIONS sought for an anthology investigating how Korean/American/women stage and restage "attitude(s)." Brought to you by the makers of KAWAzine, a 'zine produced by Korean American Women with Attitude, this anthology hopes to map out heterogeneous re-presentations of Korean/American women's subjectivities and communities.

What does it mean to have an attitude(s)? Attitude can be interpreted, produced and performed in infinite ways; yet the very term questions the status quo (ever been told you have an attitude problem?).

Dissatisfied with, yet nonetheless compelled by, normative figurations of the 'Korean American Woman,' an attitude can indiscreetly protest the malady of orthodox compliance and complicity. Having attitude and making trouble, we risk being ostracized from what we were conditioned to believe as most precious and perfect. But there is also a chance for community, celebration and camaraderie as dissenters on our own terms. And together, from our different and simliar histories, we can push and activate this collective identification korean/american/women within today's global, political and historical schema.

Do you have an attitude? Have you been told that you did (and were you shamefully proud)? How do you identify, feel about, represent having an 'attitude'? What are its risks and contradictions, pleasures and secrets? How have history, theory, feminism, immigration, adoption, travel, religion, desire, class, sexuality, gender, race, ethnicity, and language affected your 'attitude/s?'

There are no restrictions per se, but we strongly encourage works that are experimental, transgressive, hybrid, irreverent, perverse, gothic, surreal, subversive, and/or queer. Working from a space informed, but not bound, by identity-politics, we recognize that "identity" necessitates drawing circles of exclusion and inclusion. We wholeheartedly look forward to work from women who have felt/are especially feeling excluded from the prevailing ideas of what it means to be "korean" "woman" and "american."

Prose, poetry, essay, photographs, drawings, etc. are all welcome. Works can be in any language. Contributors must identify as Korean or Korean American Women.

-----DEADLINE is November 30, 1997.------

Submissions (preferably on Mac/PC diskette) with two self-addressed-stamped envelope, a brief bio and a cover letter should be mailed to:

Attitudes Anthology
828 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Submissions, with bio and cover letter, may also be e-mailed to: jskim@ocf.berkeley.edu

Collection on Typography and the Reading Experience

Essays sought which deal with the intersection of typography, publishing history, and the reading experience. All time periods, genres, and methodologies welcome. Essays should be no longer than thirty pages and are due December 1, 1997.

For more information and a complete set of submission guidelines, please contact:

Paul Gutjahr
Department of English
Indiana University
Ballantine Hall #442
Bloomington, IN 47405-6601

Aliens Across the Film/Fiction Divide

Submissions are invited for volume four of the Film/Fiction annual (Pluto Press in association with De Montfort University). The collection will be published in 1999.

Potential contributors are encouraged to interpret 'Aliens' as broadly as they wish.

The deadline for completed papers will be 1 March 1998. Abstracts of up to 500 words should be sent by 1 January 1998 to:

Imelda Whelehan
Department of English, Media and Cultural Studies
School of Humanities
Gateway House
De Montfort University
Leicester LE1 9BH
or emailed to:
Tel: (0116) 2577394
Fax: (0116) 2577199


Essays are being sought for a collection focussing on experimental fiction by American women. Our argument throughout the volume will be that there exists a rich tradition of feminist experimental writing, a tradition largely ignored by critics and theorists of both feminism and innovative fiction. We see our essays clustered around two major topics: one which explores and articulates a historical tradition of experimental fiction by American women (Stein, Bowles and Barnes, Hurston etc.) and orients these writers as important influences upon later generations; and a second which focuses on these later generations, especially contemporary writers (Maso, Mazza, Ducornet, Molinaro, Tillman, Morrison, Acker, Hauser etc.), and locates their work within a tradition. We especially encourage essays on single authors which can trace influences and discuss intersections between innovative fiction and critical theory. Submissions should be theoretically smart and beautifully written.

A major university press has expressed interest in this project. Send completed essays, vitae and abstracts by January 10th, 1998 to:

Jeffrey DeShell or Elisabeth Sheffield
Department of English, Allegheny College
Meadville, PA 16335
(jdeshell@alleg.edu or esheffie@alleg.edu)

_Learning Literature in an Era of Change: Innovations in Teaching_

This will will be a collection of essays that connect literary theory and innovative teaching practices in literary studies. This collection attempts to address the question asked by Kenneth Bruffee in response to the _PMLA_ special issue on the teaching of literature: "What should a literary academic do in a classroom?" (7; 112.3 [1997])

This book will present diversity in literary specialties to include introductory literature, English-language literature surveys and specialty courses, and international works in translation. Although we expect undergraduate instruction to predominate, we hope to represent teaching at two-year and four-year colleges and postgraduate universities; small and large institutions; and those that emphasize teaching as well as research. The collection will comprise 10-12 chapters with descriptions of practice informed by literary and pedagogical theory.

In particular, we seek proposals on one or more of the following topics:

The editors are Dona Hickey (dhickey@richmond.edu), Associate Professor of English at the University of Richmond, and Donna Reiss (tcreisd@vb.tc.cc.va..us), Associate Professor, English-Humanities, Tidewater Community College-Virginia Beach.

_Learning Literature in an Era of Change: Innovations in Teaching_ is under contract with Stylus, a new company focusing on teaching and learning and serving as distributor for several other imprints, including Kogan Page, with its titles on pedagogy and practice in British education.

By January 15, 1998, submit a 10-12-page draft or a 500-word proposal with an outline and mail to:

Donna Reiss, Humanities Division
Tidewater Community College
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
or e-mail as an attachment in Word or WordPerfect to Donna Reiss (tcreisd@vb.tc.cc.va..us).

We will respond by the end of February. Finished chapters will be due May 15, 1998.

_JOUVERT: a journal of postcolonial studies_

_Jouvert_ invites articles for an upcoming special issue devoted to Postcolonial Masculinities.

This issue will bring together multicultural perspectives of postcolonial studies and recent work on masculinities that has emerged out of gender studies, feminism, and queer theory. The editors are looking for essays that address questions raised by this mutually interrogative dialogue in relation to various cultural texts (e.g. literature, film, popular culture, etc). If masculinities are culture-specific, how do postcolonial studies contribute to an understanding of a diverse range of masculinities? What are the interrelations between colonialism and patriarchy? between nationalism and patriarchy? between gender and genre? How are nuances of complicity and resistance delienated? How does a focus on particular cultures provide new ways of analyzing these widespread systems of social relations? How do diasporic subjects interact with dominant masculinities? Do postcolonial texts represent new or alternative forms of masculinity compared to the ones assumed in the West?

Duke UP has expressed interest in publishing this project as a book.

Deadline for sending completed submissions is (postmarked) January 15, 1998.

Please submit two hard copies to

Lahoucine Ouzgane and Daniel Coleman
Department of English, U of Alberta
Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2E5
Inquiries: Lahoucine.Ouzgane@ualberta.ca


Essays are sought for a collection tentatively entitled "Asian American Ceremonies: Continuity, Rupture or Invention?", focusing on the dialogue between culture heritage and "mainstream" America in the prose, poetry and drama of Asian American writers. This dialogue may be emblematic of the writers' creativity as continuity (the existence and validity of a usable cultural past), as rupture (leading to separation and emancipation from the original culture) or as invention (the discovery or creation of a new -hybrid- self and worldview).

Submissions should analyze how literary artists deal with the ceremonies that form or co nsolidate this cultural process. Maximum length: 7000 words.

Send two copies of completed essays and a brief c.v. by March 1, 1998 to

Dr. Samuel Ludwig
English Department
322 Wheeler Hall #1030
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1030
Tel: (5 10) 233-8706
Fax: (510) 642-8738
email: ludwig@uclink4.berkeley.edu
Dr. Rocio G. Davis
Modern Languages Department
Edificio Bibliotecas
Universidad de Navarra
Pamplona 31080, Spain
Tel: 48-425600, Fax: 48-425636
email: rgdavis@mail1.cti.unav.es

Scorned Literature

Call For Book Contributors
_Scorned Literature_

Contributors are invited for a collection of essays on popular mass-produced literature, for juveniles or adults, which was scorned by librarians and other custodians of high culture and published in the United States from the start of mass-production to the present.

Genres to be included in the study are antebellum novels, pamphlets, story papers, dime novels, post office novels or "libraries", series books, pulp magazines, comic books, and romances. Mysteries, Westerns, and science fiction are excluded unless they were or are scorned.

The purpose of this book is to describe and to define the genres represented in the collection, to explore their value and significance both historically and culturally, to trace their publishing histories, to examine how and why they were scorned by some yet read avidly by target audiences, to analyze reading experiences, plots, characters, authors, editors, and modes of writing.

The University of Massachusetts Press has expressed an initial interest in the book, which will be edited by Lydia C. Schurman and Deidre A. Johnson, for its series, "Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book." All submissions are subject to peer review and customary editorial board approval.

_The Chicago Manual of Style_ 14th Edition,will be used. Six hardcopies of each manuscript submission are required by 1 May 1998. Two copies may be submitted earlier if comments and suggestions are sought before supplying the six copies by May 1st.

All manuscripts are to be submitted to Lydia C. Schurman, Northern Virginia Community College, 3215 North 22nd Street, Arlington, VA 22201.

Inquiries are welcome on e-mail to either Lydia Schurman or Deidre Johnson

Discovering and Recovering the Seventeenth-Century Religious Lyric

We are inviting submissions for essays that focus on "discovering" and "recovering" aspects of the seventeenth-century religious lyric. The volume, embracing a variety of critical methodologies, will explore first voices that are frequently neglected, such as recusant poets and women writers. Besides soliciting essays on Southwell, Alabaster, and Crashaw, we invite essays on lesser studied poets in the Anglo-Catholic tradition such as Sir John Beaumont, Henry Constable, Richard Verstegan, John Brereley [Lawrence Anderton], Patrick Cary, Henry Hawkins, and Thomas Ken. In addition, we welcome submissions on lesser known Anglican poets such as Henry King, Francis Quarles and others. We also strongly encourage essays on the women writers of religious verse such as Aemilia Lanyer, An Collins, and Anne Wentworth. Finally, we will entertain essays discussing the more familiar poets and poems of the period as long as they lead to unique critical discoveries and recoveries. by exploring these neglected voices, we hope to provide a more accurate view of the seventeenth-century religious lyric within its religious, political, and cultural contexts.

Essays should be no longer than 25 double-spaced pages and should conform to the MLA Style Manual. All submissions and inquiries may be directed to either of the editors listed below.

Deadline: May 1, 1998

Eugene R. Cunnar
English Department
New Mexico St. Univ.
Las Cruces, NM 88003
(505) 646-4816
Jeffrey Johnson
English Department
College Misericordia
Dallas, PA 18612
(717) 674-6423

Claude McKay Collection

Essays are solicited for a collection devoted to re-envisioning the career and writings of Claude McKay. The editors of this collection believe that McKay has been unjustly ignored, partly because his multinational career does not fit neatly within the nationalist criteria used to construct African-American or Caribbean literary canons. Additionally, his multifaceted literary output over several decades does not fit within the narrow historical and cultural boundaries accorded such literary movements as the Harlem Renaissance. We believe that current cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural approaches would provide useful ways of rethinking McKay's life and work. Possible topics include McKay and Marxist theory, sexuality, travel, racial identity, science, or popular culture. We welcome a variety of critical approaches.

Please submit essay-length manuscripts to

David Anderson, Department of English
University of Louisville
Louisville KY 40292
or by e-mail to drande02@homer.louisville.edu.

The deadline for submissions is May 31, 1998.

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