World War II—A Fifty Year Perspective, June 1-2, 1995
Siena College is sponsoring its ninth annual international, multidisciplinary conference on the 50th anniversary of World War II. The focus for 1995 will be 1945, though papers dealing with broad issues of earlier years will be welcomed. Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to: the air war; the Italian campaign; the war in Northwestern Europe, from the elimination of the Bulge to the Rhine crossings, from the meeting on the Elbe to the surrender; the North Atlantic; Naval war in the Pacific from Okinawa and the Philippines; the Red Army; the liberation of ancient capitals and the liberation of the camps; governments in exile from London to Moscow; literature; art; film; diplomatic, political and military history; biography—Hitler and Mussolini, DeGaulle and FDR, Churchill and Truman; Yalta and Teheran; popular culture; minority issues; women's studies; Asian; African; Latin American and New Eastern topics; religion, pacifism, conscription; home front events—rationing, sports, education, price control, reconversion; post-war planning as well as draft resistance and dissent will also be of considerable interest. All these as well as other topics of relevance are welcome. Inquiries about chairs and commentators are invited as well. Send replies and inquires to: Professor Thomas O. Kelly, Department of History, Siena College, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY 12211-1462. (518) 783-2595, fax 518-783-4293. Deadline for submissions is December 1, 1994.
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 [End Page 217] 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 dealing with Women and African Cinema will be published in Spring 1996. Possible subjects include: women 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.
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...