Thu, 10 Feb 2005

Call For Papers:
Stirrings Still: The International Journal of Existential Literature seeks submissions for the following two issues:

Spring/Summer 2005 (Open Topics), Deadline May 1, 2005

Fall 2005 (The Fiction of Chuck Palahniuk), Deadline: September 1, 2005.

For the Spring/Summer issue, we wish to further explore the relationship and engagement between existential literature &
philosophy and postmodern literature & theory. Hence we encourage both new "post-existential" approaches to existential
literature and existential readings of "non-existential" literature. In other words, feel free to submit Foucauldian readings of
Camus or Sartrean readings of Pynchon.

Specifically, you may consider submitting work that addresses some of the following questions as they pertain to literature:

What is Postmodernism's debt to existentialism?

If poststructuralism superseded existentialism, as some theorists claim, should we regard poststructural thinking as a
success or a failure in addressing existentialist concerns? Should this displacement provoke us to regard existentialism
itself as a failure in addressing existentialist concerns?

The emergence of postcolonial literatures seems inevitably linked with postmodern theoretical approaches. Is there an
existential postcolonial literature? Can we use existentialist philosophy to unearth new and fertile readings of postcolonial
literature?

If postmodernism grew out of a "been there, done that" attitude of intellectual weariness toward existentialism, does not
postmodernism risk dying from the same disease?

We are quite aware, whether we resist it or not, of the degree to which twentieth-first century thinking has shaped
contemporary critical approaches to twentieth century literature. Of equal interest, and worthy of far greater exploration, is
the question: how has twentieth century thinking has shaped twenty-first century literature?

For our Fall issue, we will consider essays on all aspects of Chuck Palahniuk's fiction. Of specific interest is the recent
popularity of his novel Fight Club and the movie that it spawned. Does Palahniuk's work
represent a burgeoning "pop-existentialism?" What are we to make of this emergence in popular culture of existential
concerns, especially in contrast with the waning, even non-existent, interest shown in academic circle? Also, does
Palahniuk's work exhibit a serious engagement with existential philosophy and concerns or is it merely fast-food
existentialism packaged for popular consumption, as some critics maintain?

We, of course, welcome other topics concerning Palahniuk's work as well.

For the future, we are planning an issue regarding the works of the French author Louis-Ferdinand Celine.
We are presently interested in possible contributors and guest editors for this issue. We encourage potential editors to
contact us with their curriculum vitae.

Submissions may be sent to:

Stirrings Still
Binghamton University
Department of English
Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

Or:
egrayso1_at_binghamton.edu
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2004
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Stirrings Still: The International Journal of Existential Literature seeks review essays (1250-3000 words) and review notices
(500-750 words) of books published since June 2003. Stirrings Still is a forum for the discussion of
the relationship between existential literature & philosophy and postmodern literature & theory and welcomes reviews of
books in fields related to this thematic ground.

We are particularly interested in reviews of recent scholarship in French existential philosophy. Contributors of full-length
reviews will receive a copy of Stirrings Still. The deadline for submissions is the 1st of June 2004.

Please note: While we welcome unsolicited reviews, the editors will be unable to provide review copies of books for such
contributions.

Please contact Erik Grayson (egrayso1_at_binghamton.edu) to express interest in submitting a review. Reviews should
include author's details, the full book title and publication information, and a brief synopsis of the book's scope.

Reviews and inquiries may be sent to:

Erik Grayson, Editor
Stirrings Still: The International Journal of Existential Literature
Binghamton University
Department of English
Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

Or:
egrayso1_at_binghamton.edu
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Stirrings Still would like to announce that our deadline for book reviews has been extended to September 1, 2004.

Stirrings Still: The International Journal of Existential Literature seeks review essays (1250-3000 words) and review notices
(500-750 words) of recently published books. Stirrings Still is a forum for the discussion of the relationship between
existential literature & philosophy and postmodern literature & theory and welcomes reviews of books in fields related to
this
thematic ground. A list of suggested books follow this announcement.

(Note: Since we are unable to provide review copies at this time, potential reviewers must either have a copy of the book
or be able to obtain one. Stirrings Still regrets this unfortunate circumstance.)

Please contact Erik Grayson (egrayso1@binghamton.edu) to express interest in submitting a review. Reviews should
include author's details, the full book title and publication information, and a brief synopsis of the book's scope.

Reviews and inquiries may be sent to:

Erik Grayson, Editor
Stirrings Still: The International Journal of Existential Literature
Binghamton University
Department of English
Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

Or:
egrayso1@binghamton.edu

List of books we'd like to see reviewed:

Godhead and the nothing
by Thomas J.J. Altizer

Camus & Sartre: The Story of a Friendship and the Quarrel That Ended It
by Ronald Aronson

Harold Pinter (Writers and Their Work Series)
by Mark Batty

Camus : l'absurde, la r�volte, l'amour /
by Corbic, Arnaud

Existential America
by George Cotkin

Return to good and evil : Flannery O'Connor's response to Nihilism
by Henry T. Edmondson

About Beckett : the playwright and the work
by John Fletcher

Conceptions of the absurd : from surrealism to the existential thought of
Chestov and Fondane
by Ramona Fotiade

Sharp cut : Harold Pinter's screenplays and the artistic process
by Steven H. Gale

Reading Godot
by Lois G. Gordon

Samuel Beckett & compagnie
by Sjef Houppermans

Faithful to the earth : Nietzsche and Whitehead on God and the meaning of
human life
by J. Thomas Howe

Novelists in conflict : ideology and the absurd in the French combat novel
of the Great War
by Martin Hurcombe

Samuel Beckett and the primacy of love
by John Robert Keller

Stories for nothing : Samuel Beckett's narrative poetics
by Paul B. Kelley

The Schizoid World of Jean-Paul Sartre and R.D. Laing
by Douglas Kirsner

The will to technology and the culture of nihilism : Heidegger, Nietzsche
and Marx
by Arthur Kroker

[Woody Allen's angst.] Eighteen Woody Allen films analyzed : anguish, God
and existentialism
by Sander H. Lee

The theatrical critic as cultural agent : constructing Pinter, Orton and
Stoppard as absurdist playwrights
by Yael Zarhy-Levo

Sartre: The Philosopher of the Twentieth Century
by Bernard Henri Levy, Andrew Brown (Translator)

Samuel Beckett's self-referential drama : the sensitive chaos
by Shimon Levy

Literary silences in Pascal, Rousseau, and Beckett
by Elizabeth Marie Loevlie

Albert Camus in New York
by Herbert R. Lottman

Oppression and the human condition : an introduction to Sartrean
existentialism
by Thomas Martin

Sartre's Existentialism and Humanism: A Beginner's Guide
by George Myserson, George Myerson

The Cambridge Companion to Harold Pinter
by Peter Raby (Editor)

Proust, Beckett, and narration
by James H. Reid

Sartre on Violence Curiously Ambivalent
by Ronald, E. Santoni

The Imaginary: A Phenomenological Psychology of the Imagination
by Jean-Paul Sartre, Arlettte Elkaim-Sartre (Introduction), Jonathan
Webber (Translator)

Sartre and Camus: A Historic Confrontation
by Jean Paul Sartre (Editor), Adrian Van Den Hoven (Editor), David A.
Sprintzen (Editor), Albert Camus (Editor), Adrian Hoven (Editor)

Simone de Beauvoir
by Ursula Tidd
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Call For Papers (Dec. 11, 2003)

Stirrings Still: The International Journal of Existential Literature invites submissions of critical articles on existential
literature and
existential themes in postmodern fiction and drama. Articles should be no more than 30 pages in length and should follow
the MLA style sheet. Stirrings Still also welcomes book reviews on relevant publications.

Submissions and subscription inquiries may be sent to:
Erik Grayson, Editor
Stirrings Still: The International Journal of Existential Literature
Binghamton University
Department of English
Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

Or email: egrayso1@binghamton.edu