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Editor's Comment The program for "Ernest Hemingway: The Writer in Context" has now been established. The conference will open with a dinner at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston on May 21, 1982, with special speakers Patrick Hemingway and Tom Stoppard. There will also be an appearance by the winner of the Hemingway Award from PEN, not yet announced. During the following two days there will be rather more formal academic papers (at Northeastern University's Henderson House in Weston) by Charles Scribner, Jr., Robert E. Gajdusek, Max Westbrook, Michael Reynolds, Robert W. Lewis, Millicent Bell, Carol H. Smith, Paul Smith, James D. Brasch, Jacqueline Tavernier-Courbin, Peter L. Hays, and Adeline Tintner. Please correspond with Professor James Nagel, Department of English, Northeastern University, Boston, Mass. 02115. * * * Bucknell University Press has announced a competition for a $2,500 award for the best book in the field of contemporary literary criticism. Studies may be devoted to any phrase of criticism dealing with literature since the First World War. Dissertations will not be considered. The deadline for the submission of manuscripts is September 30, 1982. Please contact Professor Mills Edgerton, Bucknell University Press, Lewisburg, Pa. 17837. * * * There are several developments with scholarly journals that will be of interest to our readers. The new editors of the Minnesota Review are Fred Pfeil, Michael Sprinker, and Laura Rice-Sayre at Oregon State University. The editors have indicated that they are especially eager to consider new Marxist or Feminist work. Pynchon Notes publishes essays on all aspects of Thomas Pynchon's work and on the relation of his work to other texts; the journal also publishes book reviews and a bibliography in each issue. Correspond with Professor Khachig Tololyan, Department of English, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn. 06457. The Pynchon Newsletter seeks short articles (2,500 words) on any aspect of Pynchon's life and work. Write to the editors, John Guzlowski and Lynn Devore, Department of English, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois 61761. The Bucknell Review is soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on "New Approaches to American Literature." Please send contributions to Professor Harry R. Garvin, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa. 17837. The Saul Bellow Newsletter is a new periodical concerned with all aspects of Bellow's life and work. Correspondence should be addressed to the editor, Professor Liela Goldman, Department of English, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202. J.N. ...


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