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Canadian Review of American Studies 174 Announcements The spring 1994 issue of Resources for American Literary Study initiates a new series, "Prospects for American Literary Study," which will seek to identify the scholarship needed on major American authors. The first instalment in the series is Ed Folsom's "Prospects for the Study of Walt Whitman." Subsequent "Prospects" essayswill appear following the fall 1994 special issue on "Textual Editing and American Literature," guest edited by Philip Cohen. Among the later ''Prospects" essays will be considerations of the future scholarship on Ernest Hemingway (Michael Reynolds), Edgar Allan Poe (Kent Ljungquist), Edith Wharton (Linda Wagner-Martin), Willa Cather (Susan Rosowski), and Frederick Douglass (Wilson Moses). Annual subscription rates can be obtained by writing The Pennsylvania State University Press, Suite C, Barbara Building, University Park, PA USA 16802-1003. • ••••• The Urban History Association and the Beijing Academy of Social Sciences willjointly sponsor an International Symposium on Chinese-American Urban History in Beijing, on August 16-30, 1995. The conference focuses on the Historical Experiences of Urbanization; Chines and American Patterns in Social and Cultural Development, and welcomes papers dealing with any aspect of the theme broadly defined. papers can be of comparative nature, or can be case studies that lead to potential comparisons between Chinese and American urban history. The Urban History Association is actively seeking funding for the conference to support scholars who will present papers. Further information on travel support will be provided when available. One page abstracts and a single page curriculum vitae must accompany all proposals, which should be sent no later than 31 October 1994 to: Professor Bruce M. Stave, Chairman, Organizing Committee, ISCAUH, Department of History, University of Connecticut, 241 Glenbrook Road, Storrs, CT USA 06269-2103. • • •• • • Call for Papers: The Southern American Studies Association Meeting in Clearwater, Florida will take place March 30-April 2, 1995. The conference CanadianReviewof American Studies 175 theme is "Cultural Counterpoint: American Themes and Improvisation.,, Papers may address any facet of American culture, high or low: Architecture, Art, Education, Ethnicity, History, Literature, Material Culture, Music, Photography, Politics, Popular Media, Regionalism, Social Movement, Women's Studies. Proposals for complete sessions, workshops, round-table discussions, and individual fifteen-minute papers are welcome. Deadline for submission is 10 October 1994.Send proposals to: Prof. Ruth A. Banes, Vice-President, Southern American Studies Association, c/o University of South Florida Division of Conferences and Institutes, 4202 E. Fowler Ave, MGY 153, Tampa, Florida, USA 33620-6600. Tel: (813) 9745731 ,Fax: (813) 974-5421. ...


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