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UPDATE: [African-American] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

updated: 
Monday, February 25, 2008 - 11:59pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the
Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th,
2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may
include:

CFP: [African-American] Potentiality and the Unfinished States of Literature (3/20/08; MLA '08)

updated: 
Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 1:38am
Alysia Garrison

CFP: “Potentiality and the Unfinished States of Literature”
A Panel of the MLA Graduate Student Caucus, MLA 2008

The Graduate Student Caucus, an affiliate organization of the MLA, is pleased to invite current
graduate students to submit proposals for twenty-minute papers for a panel discussion titled
“Potentiality and the Unfinished States of Literature” at the 2008 MLA annual meeting, 12/27-
12/30 in San Francisco. This panel will investigate “potentiality” as a means of thinking the
conditions of possibility of literature in all of its habits and guises.

CFP: [African-American] Short Moving Images

updated: 
Monday, February 18, 2008 - 9:17pm
Nicole Richter

IN SHORT JOURNAL
CALL FOR PAPERS

The University of Miami is currently accepting submissions for its new
online journal devoted to the study of short moving images. The journal has
been created to construct a scholarly response to recent media developments
in viral videos and forms of “remote controlled viewing.”

We seek submissions on the following topics:

Short films
Music Videos
Commercials
Video Art
You-tube/Online Videos
T.V. episodes
Readings of a single scene from a longer film.

CFP: [African-American] SCMLA Women of Color

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 7:53pm
Ravyn Wilson-Bernard

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for the Women of Color Session at the
2008 SCMLA conference held in San Antonio, TX, November 6-8. In keeping
with the conference theme of “Borders,” the title of this session
is “Im/migration in Women’s Literature.”

This panel seeks to engage a diversity of critical and theoretical
approaches as represented by Gloria Anzaldua, Homi K. Bhabha, Gayatri
Spivak, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Cheryl A. Wall, and others. Paper may
contemplate im/migration tropes in both literal and imagines spaces.

Please send 200-300 word abstracts electronically as Word documents to
Ravyn Wilson-Bernard (bernardr_at_wabash.edu).

CFP: [African-American] Im/migration in Women's Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 4:36pm
Ravyn Wilson-Bernard

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for the Women of Color Session at the
2008 SCMLA conference held in San Antonio, TX, November 6-8. In keeping
with the conference theme of “Borders,” the title of this session
is “Im/migration in Women’s Literature.”

This panel seeks to engage a diversity of critical and theoretical
approaches as represented by Gloria Anzaldua, Homi K. Bhabha, Gayatri
Spivak, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Cheryl A. Wall, and others. Paper may
contemplate im/migration tropes in both literal and imagines spaces.

Please send 200-300 word abstracts electronically as Word documents to
Ravyn Wilson-Bernard (bernardr_at_wabash.edu).

UPDATE: [African-American] Black Masculinity Collection

updated: 
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 11:46pm
Peter Caster

Due to interest from several university presses and an NEH grant under
review, we are extending our call for submissions for the collection of
essays.

Black Masculinity in U.S. History and Literature, 1730-1945.

Timothy R. Buckner and Peter Caster, eds.

UPDATE: [African-American] UCLA Southland Conference: Genre Matters

updated: 
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 3:59am
Laura Haupt and Sam See

19th Annual UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Conference Title: Genre Matters
Conference Date: Friday, May 16, 2008
Keynote Speakers: Lowell Gallagher and Yogita Goyal, UCLA Department of
English

CFP: [African-American] CFP: SCMLA Special Session: Richard Wright at 100

updated: 
Thursday, February 7, 2008 - 1:04am
Jeremy Dean

South Central Modern Language Association Convention
November 6-8, San Antonio, Texas

Special Session: Richard Wright at 100

This session investigates the continued significance of Wright’s life and
work in the centennial year of his birth. Papers that offer new readings
of well-studied texts and readings of understudied texts preferred.

Submit 200-300 word abstracts to jeremydean_at_mail.utexas.edu by February 16th.

CFP: [African-American] Richard Wrightâs International Texts and Contexts

updated: 
Friday, February 1, 2008 - 7:33pm
D. Stringer

I am soliciting abstracts for a proposed Special Session at the 2008 MLA
Convention [27-30 December 2008 in San Francisco]. Accepted panelists
must be MLA members by April 1, 2008.

2008 marks the centennial of Richard Wright’s birth, and an opportune
moment for reconsiderations of his lesser-read, nonfiction works, as well
as his trans-national and non-aligned writerly commitments more broadly.
Important topics include:

--Wright’s travel writing (Black Power, The Color Curtain, and Pagan
Spain)

--Wright’s interest in rearticulating Marxist and Freudian theories to
reflect post-colonial realities

--Wright’s personal and authorial position vis-à-vis the Cold War

UPDATE: [African-American] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

updated: 
Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:00pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may include:

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