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C o n t r i b u t o r s / A n n o u n c e m e n t s 2 2 3 muralists who worked in the United States in the 1930s in what some art his­ torians have called the “Mexican invasion.” A more apt metaphor might be border-cross-fertilization. In their dedication to a socially committed public art the three greatly influenced WPA artists. Calling his mural in Baker Library at Dartmouth college his “epic of America,” Orozco focused on Quetzalcoatl to suggest, he said, “the responsibility shared equally by the two Americas (the indigenous and European cultures) of creating here an authentic New World civilization.” He was particularly pleased to paint the mural at Dartmouth, originally founded to educate Native Americans, because of its connections “with the Indian races of America.” (For more information, see Laurance P. Hurlburt, The Mexican Muralistis in the United States.) David Wakely is a San Francisco-based architectural photographer whose work has appeared in numerous publications including Architectural Record, Interior Design, and Sunset Magazine. His books include A Sense of Mission, Historic Churches of the Southwest— in which the picture of the Quarai church appeared— Markets of Provence: A Culinary Tour of Southern France, Gregorian Chant: Songs of the Spirit, and San Francisco, Points of View. A n n o u n c e m e n t s R e s e a r c h F e l l o w s h ip s The William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies in the Depart­ ment of History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas welcomes applications for three research fellowships: the Clements Research Fellowship in Southwest Studies, open to individuals in any field in the humanities or social sciences from individuals doing research on South­ western America (from East Texas to western Arizona, and embracing the northern tier of Mexican states). The Carl B. and Florence E. King Research Fellowship and the Summerfield-Roberts Research Fellowship focus specifically on the field of Texas history. The fellowship holders would be expected to spend the 1999-2000 academic year at SM U as Research Fellows of the Clements Center. The fellowships are designed to provide time for senior or junior scholars to bring book-length manuscripts to com­ pletion. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $30,000 and a modest allowance for research and travel expenses. Deadline for applications: January 15, 1999. For more information, contact David J. Weber, Director; Clements Center for Southwest Studies; Department of History/SMU; Dallas TX 75275-0176. Or consult their web site: http://www.smu.edu/~swcenter/ 224 W AL 3 3 (2 ) SUMMER 1998 WAL C a l l f o r P a p e r s The editors of Western American Literature seek interdisciplinary essays exploring the intersections between western literature and history. We are particularly interested in cultural history and in essays on ethnic minorities. We encourage submissions to our next special issue on literary representa­ tions (such as Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton’s The Squatter and the Don) of the ways laws and treaties have defined conceptions of ownership and citi­ zenship in the West, particularly as they have defined racial or ethnic “space.” Such laws might include the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo; the Land Law of 1851, which established a commission to determine the valid­ ity of Spanish-Mexican land grants; the Dawes Act; the Chinese Exclusion Laws; Executive Order 9066, or the Japanese Internment Act; the Indian Relocation Act; Proposition 187; and a host of others. Please submit essays by November 15, 1998. Send two copies of your essay to Western American Literature, Utah State University, 3200 Old Main Hill, Logan U T 843223200 . Questions? Send your e-mail queries to wal@cc.usu.edu. C e n t e r f o r B ig B e n d S t u d ie s C a l l f o r P a p e r s The Center for Big Bend Studies is accepting papers for their Fifth Annual Conference, November 13-14, 1998. Presentations should focus on prehistoric, historic, and modem cultures of the borderlands region...

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ISSN
1948-7142
Print ISSN
0043-3462
Pages
pp. 223-224
Launched on MUSE
2017-10-04
Open Access
No
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