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  • Announcements

Toni Morrison Society

An invitation is extended to all individuals interested in joining the Toni Morrison Society. The Society has been established to initiate, sponsor, and encourage critical dialogue, scholarly publications, conference programs, and special projects devoted to the study of the works of Toni Morrison. Those who would like to join should send name, address, telephone and fax numbers, areas of interest, and membership dues to Dr. Carolyn C. Denard, Department of English, University Plaza, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Membership dues are $30.00 for Charter Membership (through May 31, 1995), $20.00 for Regular Membership, and $10.00 for Student Membership. Checks are payable to the Toni Morrison Society.

Woolf Studies Annual

The new journal Woolf Studies Annual invites articles on the work and life of Virginia Woolf. The journal intends to represent the breadth and eclecticism of critical approaches to Woolf, and particularly welcomes new perspectives. The journal will also publish long book reviews. Among likely contexts of inquiry for writing on Woolf are: adaptations and performance; art history; autobiography; Bloomsbury affiliations; common readings; cultural studies; definitions of modernism; feminism(s); gay and lesbian studies; genre studies; literary history; manuscript materials and revisions; peace studies; pedagogy; philosophy; popular culture; postcolonial/empire studies; philosophy; postmodernism; psychoanalysis; race; science; translation; travel narratives; women's studies; Woolf and other arts/artists/writers. This list is not a limit, but an opening and invitation in the effort to generate a journal that represents the best of the conversation among Woolf's readers. Articles should be no longer than 8000 words or 30 pages (letter-quality type only) and use most recent MLA style; no identifying references should appear in the paper; a separate sheet with author's name, address, telephone number and contribution's title should accompany the manuscript. Only those submissions accompanied by stamped SAE will be returned. Three copies of the manuscript and an abstract of up to 150 words should be sent to: Mark Hussey, English Department, Pace University, One Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038. Further inquiries should also be addressed there.

Women and African Cinema

A special issue of Matatu will be published in Spring 1996 dealing with Women and African Cinema. Possible subjects include: women [End Page 459] directors, representation of women, feminist criticism, etc. Interviews will be accepted. The deadline for submissions will be May, 1995. Submissions should follow MLA style and be from 15-20 pages. Please send submissions to Kenneth W. Harrow, Department of English, Morrill Hall, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI 48824-1036.

Faulkner / Morrison Morrison \ Faulkner

Proposals are invited for a collection of essays on the fiction of Toni Morrison and William Faulkner. The collection as a whole will explore the myriad ways the fiction of Morrison and Faulkner can be seen in reflection each upon the other. Comparisons and contrasts of individual novels, fictional and discursive practices in each oeuvre, modes of cultural enactment, Morrison as a (resisting) reader of Faulkner, Faulkner as (re)read in light of Morrison—any proposed essay that promises to contribute to a fuller understanding of both authors is welcome for consideration. Please send 1-2 page proposals by February 1, 1995, to any of the following: Carol Kolmerten, English Department, Hood College, Frederick, MD, 21701; Stephen Ross, 19 Newburg Ave., Catonsville, MD, 21228; Judith Wittenberg, Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115.

T. Coraghessan Boyle and Contemporary American Fiction

Abstracts are now being considered for a symposium to honor T. Coraghessan Boyle at SUNY Potsdam on September 28-30, 1995. Papers should focus on the works of Boyle or his contemporary American novelists and short story writers. Content and direction of the papers will be left to the discretion of the authors. T. C. Boyle will be present at the symposium and will give a reading of his latest work. In addition, several renowned contemporary writers will participate: George Plimpton will interview Dr. Boyle for his "Writers at Work" series before the symposium audience and John W. Aldridge, author of After the Lost Generation, will be a plenary speaker. Submit three copies of an abstract before February 1, 1995, to Kelsie Harder, Distinguished Professor of...


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