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CFP: [African-American] CFP - 2009 MLA panel session sponsored by the Folklore and Literature Discussion Group

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Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 8:45pm
David Todd Lawrence

Folklore and Gayl Jones' CORREGIDORA. Seeking papers exploring the ways
CORREGIDORA can be understood as a folkloric text. Emphasis on the blues,
orality, family or personal narrative, participatory reading, etc. 350 word
abstracts by March 14th to David Todd Lawrence (dtlawrence_at_stthomas.edu).

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CFP: [African-American] Intersections of African American Literacies and Popular Culture

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 8:47pm
Faith Bennett

M/MLA (Midwest Modern Language Association) African American Literature I Panel CFP:
Intersections of African American Literacies and Popular Culture
        Paper topics should explore connections between popular culture (film, music, TV) and African
American literacies. For example, Cornel West, one of the most prominent African American
theorists, has produced a rap CD. What are the implications of such crossover scholarships? Other
questions to consider include, but are not limited to, what are the connections between popular
culture and African American literacies? How are these connections defined? What are the common
attitudes and practices that inform African American productions in both popular culture and

CFP: [African-American] CFP John Brown Conference

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 3:15pm
Peggy A. Russo

John Brown Remembered: 150th Anniversary of the Raid on Harpers Ferry.
Multi-disciplinary, academic symposium.
Content areas: John Brown's plan, John Brown and Frederick Douglass,
Events leading up to the raid, Individual raiders, Survivors of the raid,
the Secret Six, the trial, Press coverage of the raid, Lincoln's
response, Responses in the North and/or the South, Governor Wise,
Political responses to the raid.
Submissions: 300 word proposals by 15 January 2009.
Conference dates: 13-17 October 2009
Location: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry, WV.
Plenary Speakers Include: Dr. David Blight, Dr. Spencer Crew, Dr. Paul
Finkelman.

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

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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

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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

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