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CFP: [African-American] African Athena: Black Athena 20 Years on...

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Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 4:00pm
Daniel Orrells

AFRICAN ATHENA: BLACK ATHENA 20 YEARS ON...: A CONFERENCE
6-8 NOVEMBER 2008, UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK, UK.
 
This is a Call for Papers from scholars of African Studies, Black British
Studies, African American Studies, of South Asia, of the Middle East, of
classicists, philologists, anthropologists, sociologists, and any
intellectual beyond these borders.
 
African Athena was Bernal's original title for Black Athena,
his "infamous" work that has confronted the modern academy with some of
the most challenging questions it has faced over the last twenty years.
This interdisciplinary conference seeks neither to demonize nor lionize

CFP: [African-American] 2008 Heart's Day Conference - 2/15/08

updated: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 12:30am
Marlena E. Bremseth

The Department of English at Howard University invites abstracts to be
presented at its annual Heart's Day celebration to be held on the
Univerity's main campus Friday, February 15, 2008. The Heart's Day
Conference commemorates the work of African-American and Diasporic
writers and supports the endowment of the Sterling A. Brown Professorship.

This year, the Department celebrates writers of contemporary African-
Amercian fiction FROM RICHARD WRIGHT TO THE PRESENT. We invite abstracts
that address (but are not limited to) aspects of the following topics:
authors, narrative strategies, major characters, themes, social
commentary, and matters of race, class, gender, image, identity or
attitude.

UPDATE: [African-American] AEGIS conference

updated: 
Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 4:02am
Krystal MCMillen

Call For Papers: Power of Form and Forms of Power

Annual AEGIS Conference at SIUC
Carbondale Illinois
April 3rd-5th 2008

CFP: [African-American] August Wilson-The Second Half of the Cycle (Lexington, KY, 4/11-12/08; deadline 1/15/08

updated: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 4:03pm
Alan Nadel

Plenary speakers: Harry Elam, Jr., Alan Nadel, Donald Pease, Yolanda
Pierce, Sandra Shannon, Steven Tracy

20-minute papers sought on the last five plays produced in the Wilson cycle
(Seven Guitars, Jitney, King Headly II, Gem of the Ocean, Radio Golf), on
their relation to the earlier plays, or on the Wilson 10-play cycle as a
whole.

All submissions will be considered for inclusion in a volume, "August
Wilsonâ€"Completing the Cycle," edited by Alan Nadel, to be published by
University of Iowa Press.

Send: 250- to 500-word proposal and contact information to
wilsonconference_at_uky.edu by January 15. Email notification by February 15.

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

updated: 
Saturday, October 27, 2007 - 6:09pm
Jill E. Anderson

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.

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

UPDATE: [African-American] War & the (Re)Invention of Communications & Communities (11/01/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizona St

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2007 - 6:14pm
C. Stamper

War & the (Re)Invention of Communications & Communities (11/01/07;
2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizona State U.

Paper Submission Deadline Extended to Nov. 1, 2007

How does the (re)invention of communications and communities intersect with
issues of war? How can war, totalitarianism, or torture be reconsidered
regarding transmission, translation, and transgression? Examples could
include transmission of information to communities about war via media and
visual images; translation of trauma to the body into writing or speaking;
how literature, art, creative writing, rhetoric, etc. might translate war;
and transgressions against the nation-state, religion, gender, violence, etc.

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