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UPDATE: Crowned with Laurel: Critical Essays on African American Pulitzer Prize Wining Literature (4/30/07; collection)

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2007 - 8:59pm
Yolanda Page

UPDATE: Papers are solicited for the following works to be included in a
collection of critical essays tentatively titled: Crowned with Laurel:
Critical Essays on African American Pulitzer Prize Wining Literature. The
collection will examine works by African Americans that have won the
country's most prestigious award. The works on which essays are still being
sought are:

 

1950: Poetry-Annie Allen by Gwendolyn Brooks

1970: Drama-No Place to Be Somebody by Charles Gordone

1978: Fiction-Elbow Room by James Alan McPherson

1987: Drama-Fences by August Wilson

1993: Poetry-Neon Vernacular by Yusef Komynyakaa

 

Papers may discuss any aspect of the works.

 

CFP: Journal of American Studies of Turkey: African American Studies (4/30/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2007 - 7:08pm
James Miller

CALL FOR PAPERS

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published in the Fall of 2008.
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African American Studies in Europe; 3) Current trends in African=20
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African American Studies and the visual arts; 5) transnational African=20=

CFP: Black Women Writers of New England: Revisiting Petry and West (3/15/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 6:12pm
Dr. Pearlie Mae Peters

 For a proposed special session at MLA 2007 in Chicago.

Black Women Writers of New England: Revisiting Ann Petry and Dorothy West.

This special session will explore comparative literary studies of the
writings of Ann Petry and Dorothy West. Papers or abstracts by l5 March
should be sent to Pearlie Peters (petersp_at_rider.edu). Abstracts and papers
must be accompanied by a statement indicating the proposed presenter's
current membership in the MLA.

Dr. Pearlie Peters,
Professor of English
Department of English
Rider University
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648-3099
609, 895-5566

UPDATE: African American and Afro-Caribbean Women Writers (3/1/07; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 1:53am
mdrews_at_mail.wsu.edu

This is an UPDATED call for papers to contribute to an article collection on African American and
Afro-Caribbean Women Writers.

We are soliciting manuscripts that critically examine contemporary works by African American and
Afro-Caribbean women writers. Manuscripts should explore factors that shape African American
women's identities and trace processes of memory formation as they occur in domestic and public
spheres.

Specifically, we are looking for submissions which address the following areas of influence:

religion
mythologies
magical realism
gender and sexualities
sites of eating and the role of food
historiography
violence
family
vocation/profession

CFP: African/African American Literature (3/16/07; SCMLA, 11/1/07-11/3/07)

updated: 
Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 12:27am
juluette pack

The African/African American session of South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) welcomes abstracts of 500 words for papers to be presented in Memphis, Tn.
   
  Title of Panel: Switching Currents of Hybridity On/Off. Many African Americans can claim more than one racial identity, creating hybrid identities. Papers are requested that explore characters that switch from one identity to another in African or African American literature.
   
  Abstracts or full papers should be submitted to the panel chair.
   
  Dr. Juluette Bartlett Pack
  juluettepack_at_yahoo.com
  DeVry University
  11125 Equity Dr.
  713-973-3150
  Houston, Tx 77041
   

CFP: Eudora Welty (3/16/07; SCMLA, 11/1/07-11/3/07)

updated: 
Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:56pm
Delores Natale

Proposals are invited for the Eudora Welty Society session at the 2007
SCMLA Conference, 11/1/07-11/3/07 in Memphis. Open topic: 20-minute
papers on any aspect of Welty's work, life, or critical reception are
welcome. However, since Welty wrote extensively about the forces of
time and the flow of life throughout the state, including the Natchez
Trace, papers related to the theme "Currents" are strongly encouraged.
All approaches are welcome. Email 500 word abstracts to Dee Natale at
nataleda_at_westminster.edu, or mail to TC 403, Westminster College, New
Wilmington, PA 16172. Deadline March 16, 2007.

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