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

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)

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 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)

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

Extended Deadline: December 12


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


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

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


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)

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.


CFP: Charles W. Chesnutt (11/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 3:26pm
Wright-Mcfatter, Susan

The Charles Waddell Chesnutt Association is seeking papers to be
included in two Chesnutt sessions at the American Literature Association
Conference to be held from May 25-28, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency San
Francisco in Embarcadero Center, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA


We would be interested in papers focusing on Chesnutt and film from a
variety of perspectives for one session.

CFP: Race and Faith in African American Literature (1/15/06; collection)

Friday, November 11, 2005 - 2:17pm
Tracey Michae'l Lewis


Race and Faith in African American Literature


Call for Submissions


As chords of a song are composed of very specific notes that create a
recognizable sound to those who are familiar with music, so has most forms
of African American literature, even the most diametrically opposed works,
created similar "sounds" in their discourse on race and faith.


CFP: Postcoloniality and Blackness (8/1/06; journal issue)

Friday, November 11, 2005 - 1:46pm
Freeman, Patrick L



Callaloo seeks creative and multi-disciplinary critical submissions for a
special issue on "postcoloniality and blackness." For this issue, we are
interested in looking comparatively at the uneven postcolonial situation of
black peoples and cultures in the 21st century. We seek to explore the
diverse material and political circumstances of black postcolonials, and the
limitations of current postcolonial theorizing for the black experience.

Creative Submissions
Previously unpublished work in all genres, including interviews.

UPDATE: Samuel R. Delany: A Critical Symposium (1/15/06; 3/23/06-3/24/06)

Thursday, November 3, 2005 - 5:46pm

Below is an updated text for the CFP for the Samuel Delany conference.

SUNY Buffalo
March 23-4, 2006
Deadline: January 15, 2006

"Samuel R. Delany: A Critical Symposium" is a conference intended to provide
an interdisciplinary forum for world-class scholars and innovative writers to
discuss and celebrate Delany's work. As such, it will be the first event of its kind
in the United States.