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CFP: [African-American] Black Theatre Association - Debut Panel

updated: 
Friday, January 11, 2008 - 1:16am
Jonathan Shandell

CALL FOR PAPERS â€" ATHE 2008
8th ANNUAL BTA DEBUT PANEL
The Black Theatre Association (BTA), a focus group of the Association for
Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), seeks essay submissions for its 8th
Annual Debut Panel. We encourage all graduate students and non-tenured
faculty working on African American theatre and performance studies who
have never presented at ATHE or a national conference to apply. Papers may
consider any aspect of African American dramatic criticism, theatre
history, plays, playwrights, performers, directors, designers, etc. The
highest quality papers will be selected by our distinguished panel of
theatre scholar judges: Harry J. Elam, Jr., Olive H. Palmer Professor in

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

updated: 
Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 4:15pm
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] SCMLA 2008 Literature and Psychology Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 5:00pm
Ronald Fields

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for the Literature and Psychology
panel of the SCMLA conference being held in San Antonio, TX November 6-8,
2008. In keeping with the conference theme of “borders,” the session is
called “Literature and Psychology: Humanity on the Border.” This session
explores the psychological aspects of literary works or authors as they
relate to existence on various borders or margins, with particular
interest in psycho-cultural borderlines. Potential topics include:

CFP: [African-American] Crossing Flatbush Avenue: Articulating the Space of Caribbean Brooklyn (ASA '08)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 3:48am
James Davis

Crossing Flatbush Avenue: Articulating the Space of Caribbean Brooklyn
CFP: ASA 2008

The panel will explore the tensions embedded in transnational and
multicultural Caribbean Brooklyn in the twentieth and twenty-first
centuries. The panel will consider questions about the nature of
racialized and ethnicized urban space, including novelistic and visual
space, and its connection to migration, diaspora, language,
cosmopolitanism, and home.

Please send a one-page abstract and a one-page cv to James Davis at
jcdavis_at_brooklyn.cuny.edu by January 20.

CFP: [African-American] Reel Borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 7:30pm
Nicole McClure

Reel borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century
UConn will host a one-day film seminar in conjunction with the Reel
Ireland Film Festival on Saturday, April 5, 2008. The theme will be
Transnational Cinemas. As technological developments and economic and
social globalization come to the forefront of contemporary cultural
studies, the concept of the transnational artist becomes increasingly
more important. Themes that will be considered include but are not
limited to how nationalism is strengthened or weakened in the face of
such globalization, literary adaptations to film, identifying a (trans)
national audience, Diasporic film, hyphenated identities and cross-
cultural production.

CFP: [African-American] Remembering The Bluest Eye

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 3:21am
Robert J. Patterson

We are seeking contributions for a commemorative collection of essays that
will consider how The Bluest Eye has continued to influence scholarship,
teaching, and creative endeavors, as well how subsequent developments in
those categories have shaped how The Bluest Eye is theorized and taught.
The volume will be divided into four sections: 1) Disciplinary and
Theoretical Considerations 2) Thinking About The Bluest Eye 40 Years Later:
New Approaches and Scholarship 3) Re-Membering The Bluest Eye: The Bluest
Eye as Inter-Text in Recent AA Literature 4) Pedagogical Considerations:
Teaching The Bluest Eye. A major university press has expressed interest in

CFP: [African-American] Remembering The Bluest Eye

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 2:35am
Robert J. Patterson

We are seeking contributions for a commemorative collection of essays that
will consider how The Bluest Eye has continued to influence scholarship,
teaching, and creative endeavors, as well how subsequent developments in
those categories have shaped how The Bluest Eye is theorized and taught.
The volume will be divided into four sections: 1) Disciplinary and
Theoretical Considerations 2) Thinking About The Bluest Eye 40 Years Later:
New Approaches and Scholarship 3) Re-Membering The Bluest Eye: The Bluest
Eye as Inter-Text in Recent AA Literature 4) Pedagogical Considerations:
Teaching The Bluest Eye. A major university press has expressed interest in

UPDATE: [African-American] Call for Kate Chopin Papers

updated: 
Monday, December 31, 2007 - 7:13pm
Heather Ostman

Call for Papers
The Kate Chopin International Society
at
The American Literature 17th Association Annual Conference
22-25 May 2008
San Francisco, CA

The Kate Chopin International Society invites submissions focusing
on “New Directions in Chopin Scholarship” for two panels at the ALA
Conference in San Francisco in May. Approaches may include but are not
limited to:

CFP: [African-American]

updated: 
Sunday, December 23, 2007 - 9:39pm
Vasuki Shanmuganathan

MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH â€" extended deadline 22/01/08
A workshop exploring how life is managed, commodified and objectified
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Munk Centre at the University of Toronto.

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