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UPDATE: Toni Morrison Society (1/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:04pm
YVONNE ATKINSON

Updates in bold

The Toni Morrison Society invites proposals for 2 panels at the 2006 =
American Literature Association Conference, May 25-28, San Francisco, =
California. Email 200 word proposals to address below by 15 Jan. 2006.

1. Toni Morrison and Black Women Writers:=20
Morrison's impact on women writers=20
How Morrison has opened up "space" for women writers=20
The shifts in Black women's fiction before and after Morrison=20
The relationship of Morrison's fictional texts to other genres of Black =
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men's writing.=20

CFP: African American Literature (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
Teresa Coronado

Please submit paper proposals for all topics related to African
American literature for the 2006 RMMLA (Tucson, Arizona
October 12-14, 2006). Paper proposals of 300-words are due to session
chairs by March 1, 2006.

Please note: RMMLA is an organization for its members. You are asked
to be current in your dues by April 1 to attend the convention,
present a paper, and have your name included in the convention
program. Visit www.rmmla.org for more information about the
conference, dues, etc.

Submit proposals in either paper or electronic form to:
Teresa Coronado, 2151 W 18th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402;
tcoronad_at_uoregon.edu

CFP: Toni Morrison Society (1/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 2:50pm
Ocean Five Hotel Guest

The Toni Morrison Society invites proposals for 15-20 panels at 2 panels at=
 the 2006 American Literature Association Conference, May 25-28, San Franci=
sco, California. Email 200 word proposals to address below by 15 Jan. 2006.=

1. Toni Morrison and Black Women Writers:
Morrison's impact on women writers
How Morrison has opened up "space" for women writers
The shifts in Black women's fiction before and after Morrison
The relationship of Morrison's fictional texts to other genres of Black wo=
men's writing.

CFP: African Americans and The Catholic Church (1/28/06; 4/27/06-4/29/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:39pm
Iyer, Nalini

SEATTLE UNIVERSITY

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AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH-A CONFERENCE

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CALL FOR PAPERS

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The Gaffney Chair for Endowed Mission and the Center for the Study of =
Justice in Society jointly present and invite contributions to a =
Conference on AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. The conference =
will be held at Seattle University from April 27-29, 2006.

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UPDATE: African American Women Writers: An A to Z Guide (2/1/06; collection)

updated: 
Monday, December 5, 2005 - 6:15pm
Yolanda Page

Contributors are sought to write unassigned entries for African American
Women Writers: An A-to-Z Guide, a reference work that will be published by
Greenwood Press in 2006.

 

African American Women Writers: An A to Z Guide, will consist of 173
entries. Each entry consists of four parts and varies in length from
750-6000 words. Each entry includes the following components:

* Biographical narrative

* Analysis

* Critical Reception

* Bibliography

 

CFP: African American Literature and Culture Society (1/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 10:24pm
keith byerman

For sessions at the American Literature Association conference in San
Francisco, the AALCS invites proposals for 15- to 20-minute
presentations concerned with African American literature. Open topic,
but papers on drama (esp. August Wilson), literature and performance,
and literature and other arts are encouraged. Mail 200-word proposals
to address below or to ejkeb_at_isugw.indstate.edu by 10 January 2006.
Participants must be members of AALCS by the time of the conference.
 Keith Byerman
Professor of English and Women's Studies
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Office Phone: 812-237-3208
Fax: 812-237-3156

UPDATE: Women of Color Caucus (11/12/05; MELUS, 4/27/06-4/30/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 9:26pm
Dodge, Georgina

Extended Deadline: December 12

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The MELUS (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the
United States) WOCC (Women of Color Caucus) invites proposals for its
tenth anniversary panel at the MELUS 20th Annual Conference, from April
27-30, 2006, hosted by Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL.=20

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UPDATE: African American Satire, Irony, and Comedy (12/30/05; 2/10/06)

updated: 
Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:45pm
Dana A. Williams

The conference date has been corrected; the deadline for the call has
changed; and the focus of the call is more generally on satire, irony, and
comedy.

CALL FOR PAPERS (HEART'S DAY 2006)

The Department of English at Howard University invites abstracts of papers
to be presented at its annual Heart's Day celebration to be held on the
university's main campus February 10, 2006. The Heart's Day Conference
commemorates the work of African American and Diasporic writers and supports
the endowment of the Sterling A. Brown Professorship in English. This year,
the Department celebrates the achievement of African American satirical and
comic genius.

UPDATE: Subjectivity and Community in Ethnic American Women's Memoir (12/31/05; SSAWW, 11/6/06-11/8/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 4:17pm
Miranda Green-Barteet

Subjectivity and Community in Ethnic American Women's Memoir

 

Revised due date.

 

Papers may analyze how Ethnic American women use memoir to claim
subjectivity and join communities. Papers could explore how writers use
memoir to achieve self-actualization; claim subjectivity; and reconcile
their personal and community identities. Papers could also explore how
Ethnic American women manipulate conventional narrative forms (i.e., slave
narratives, travel narratives, and the autobiographical novel) to claim
subjectivity and to gain access to both the publishing community and
mainstream American society.

 

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