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Notes THE JOURNAL OF WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE Plans two possible special issues for 1998-99. We seek essays on 1) The construction ofgender in westernAmerican literature and feminist approaches to the study of westernAmerican literature and 2) Literary representations (such as MaríaAmparo Ruiz de Burton’s The Squatterand the Don) ofthe ways laws and treaties have defined conceptions of ownership and citizenship in the West, par­ ticularly 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 validity ofSpanish-Mexicanland grants; the Dawes Act; the Chinese Exclusion Laws; Executive Order 9066, or the Japanese InternmentAct; the Indian RelocationAct; Proposition 187; and ahost ofothers. Please submit essays by July 15, 1998, to Melody Graulich, Editor, Western American Literature, English Department, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 84322-3200. the Robinson Jeffers Association announces The fourth Robinson Jeffers Association conference to be held February 14—15, 1998, in Carmel, California. For information, contact Terry Beers, Executive Director, Robinson Jeffers Association, English Dept., Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 95053 (tbeers@scuacc.scu.edu). The Clements Research Fellowship in Southwestern Studies and The Summerlee Research Fellowship in Texas History Welcomes applications for two research fellowships: 1) the Clements Research Fellowship in Southwestern Studies, in any field in the humanities or social sciences from individuals doingresearch onSouthwesternAmerica, broad­ 174 Western American Literature ly conceived; 2) the Summerlee Research Fellowship, specifically in the field of Texas history. The fellowship holders would be expected to spend the 1998-99 academic year at SMU, as Research Fellows of the Clements Center. Each fellowship car­ ries a stipend of $30,000, health benefits, a modest allowance for research and travel expenses and support for publication of the book. Applicants should send a vita, description of their research project, a sam­ ple chapter or extract, and three letters ofreference from persons who can assess the significance of the proposal and the scholarship record of the proposer to David J. Weber, Director/Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Dept, of History/SMU, Dallas, TX 75275. http://www.smu.edu/~swcenter/ Applications must be received by Jan. 15, 1998. The award will be announced Mar. 2, 1998. The Clements-DeGolyer Library Fellowship Offered by the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, encour­ ages broader and more intensive use of the special collections at DeGolyer Library, Southern MethodistUniversity. The DeGolyerLibrary consists ofalmost 100,000 titles, 300,000 photographs, and approximately 4,000 linear feet of archival materials pertaining to the trans-Mississippi West, the Spanish Borderlands, and the history of transportation (especially railroads). The collec­ tion is one ofthe best of its type in the nation. The Clements-DeGolyer Library Fellowship is awarded to facilitate scholar­ ly research on any aspect of the Southwestern experience on an uninterrupted basis in the De Golyer Library. A $1,000 stipend assists in covering the costs of living away from home, travel, and research materials. To apply send an outline of the project indicating its pertinence to the DeGolyer Library and the length oftime expected to be spent at the DeGolyer, a curriculum vitae, and two letters of reference from persons who can assess the significance of the project and the scholarship record ofthe applicant. Apply by March 15 and September 15; awards are announced April 1 and October 1. For more information contact Jane Elder, Associate Director; Clements Center for Southwest Studies; Southern Methodist Univ.; Dallas, TX 75275-0176. Phone: (214) 768-3684; fax: (214) 768-4129; e-mail: swcenter @mail.smu.edu ...

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ISSN
1948-7142
Print ISSN
0043-3462
Pages
pp. 173-174
Launched on MUSE
2017-10-04
Open Access
No
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