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UPDATE: Funkativity in African American Culture (1/15/07; 3/29/07-3/30/07)

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 1:16am
Bolden, Anthony

The English Department at The University of Alabama is inviting
proposals for its biannual symposium to be held March 29-30, 2007.
Entitled "Eruptions of Funk," the symposium will provide a venue in
which scholars and artists can engage issues specifically related to
African American cultural memory. Featured speakers include:

Mark Anthony Neal
Brenda Dixon Gottschild
Aldon Lynn Nielsen
Rickey Vincent
Kalamu ya Salaam
Tracie Morris
Cheryl Keyes

CFP: African Americans and the Environment (1/1/07; ASLE, 6/12/07-6/16/07)

updated: 
Saturday, December 9, 2006 - 10:46pm
farris_at_fordham.edu

Panel proposal for the upcoming conference of the Association for the Study of
Literature and Environment at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina,
June 12-16, 2007:

African Americans and the Environment

As ecocriticism continues to expand its borders from the study of traditional
nature writing, so too must the perception of the American “nature experience”
extend beyond what has largely been a white pastime. This panel will consider
literary representations of African Americans and nature by black and white
writers, pre- and post-Civil War, which engage issues of ecological ethics,
environmental justice and activism, agriculture, gardening, and beyond.

CFP: Re-examining Migration (1/10/07; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

updated: 
Saturday, December 9, 2006 - 10:46pm
Nash, Will

The African-American Literature and Culture Society invites proposals
related to the following topic, for a session at the American Literature
Association meetings in Boston [May 24-27, 2007].

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Re-examining Migration

In recent years, historians like Darlene Clark Hine have called for a
more nuanced look at African American experiences with migration,
highlighting issues such as gender and geography as important focus
points. How have African-American writers responded to this call? What
new types of concerns or themes emerge in contemporary representations
of migration?

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 Please send 1-2 page proposals by January 10th to

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William R. Nash

CFP: Eudora Welty (1/10/07; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

updated: 
Saturday, December 9, 2006 - 10:46pm
Annette Trefzer

Paper proposals are invited for an ALA session that explores Eudora

Welty's global connections in her work and / or with other writers

abroad. We seek new comparative theoretical approaches offering

provocative global, postcolonial, and post-regional insights into Welty.

 

This ALA session, sponsored by the Eudora Welty Society, seeks to

explore new topics, conversations and conflicts by situating Eudora

Welty in global literary, historical and cultural contexts. What

happens to Welty's fiction when we take it out of the familiar

regional narratives of the South that have previously defined

it? How does a global comparative study of Welty answer her famous

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