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CFP: African Oedipus (Netherlands) (12/20/06; AEGIS, 7/11/07-7/14/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 10:51pm
Ide Corley-Carmody

Addressing the question of how psychoanalytic theories might speak
about "race," Hortense Spillers gives the term "African Oedipus" to a
model of cultural self-formation which recognizes the status of the
"father" as a social function rather than a biological genitor ("'All
the Things You Could Be by Now if Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your
Mother': Psychoanalysis and Race"). For Spillers, the term "African
Oedipus" mediates a sociosymbolic order characterized by shifting
specular relations rather than by the fixed hierarchical positions and
meanings attributed to the father, the mother and the child within the
traditional Freudian model. The term "African Oedipus" is also linked

UPDATE: Visual Culture and Collaboration: Callaloo Special Issue (12/15/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, November 13, 2006 - 4:14am
Meta DuEwa Jones

Call for Papers

Note the deadline has been extended to December 15th, 2006!

Special Issue on Visual Culture. In celebration of its 30th =20
anniversary and its commitment to exploring the intersection of =20
literary and visual art, Callaloo will publish an issue that focuses =20
on visual culture and collaboration in the African American context. =20
This special visual culture issue will feature visual and written =20
works that examine the important crossroads=97where literary and visual =20=

art meet=97that Callaloo provides. We seek, then, creative responses, =20=

CFP: Charles W. Chesnutt Association Sessions at ALA (1/15/07; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

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Friday, November 10, 2006 - 11:15pm
Wright-Mcfatter, Susan

The Charles Waddell Chesnutt Association is seeking papers to be=20
included in two Chesnutt sessions at the American Literature Association

Conference to be held from May 24-27, 2007 at The Westin Copley, 10
Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02116.

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 We would like one session to focus on white characters in Chesnutt's
short and/or long fiction (including the more recently published novels
-Evelyn's Husband and A Business Career).

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The second session is open at this point: we will determine the topic=20
upon receipt of abstracts.

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If your paper is included in the panel, you must become a member of the
Charles W. Chesnutt Association by March 1, 2007.=20

CFP: August Wilson's Women (12/1/06; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

updated: 
Friday, November 10, 2006 - 11:14pm
Elizabeth Beaulieu

I am seeking proposals for 10-minute presentations on the topic of women
in August Wilson's cycle of plays. I hope to put together a roundtable
for ALA in Boston (May 24-27, 2007) on the often-unappreciated role
women play in Wilson's depiction of twentieth-century African American
experience.

Please send abstracts of approximately 200 words to
beaulieea_at_appstate.edu by December 1, 2006. I would like to include
short papers on 6 or 7 of Wilson's plays, as well as time for discussion
among panelists and audience members.

UPDATE: August Wilson issue of College Literature (4/15/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, November 10, 2006 - 11:13pm
Carlton Floyd

Manuscripts from 5,000 to 10,000 words that reflect on August Wilson's
legacy and contribution to American culture are invited for a special
issue of College Literature. The editors—Cynthia Caywood and Carlton
Floyd of the University of San Diego and Marilyn Elkins of California
State University at Los Angeles—welcome contributions from all
disciplines that engage the full complexity of Wilson's work. We
encourage contributors to explore his work in a variety of ways: for
example, Wilson and history, Wilson and performance, performance
history, Wilson and women, Wilson and music, Wilson and folkways,
Wilson and place, Wilson and the migration narrative, Wilson and the

CFP: The Black Church: Past, Present, Future (1/15/07; 3/29/07-3/30/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 9:05pm
Sollars, Michael D.

Call for Papers

The Black Church:
Past, Present, Future

The Department of English at Texas Southern University invites you to
submit papers to be presented at the 2007 J. Marie McCleary Symposium on
"The Black Church: Past, Present, Future." The symposium runs March
29-30 at Texas Southern University, Houston, TX.

CFP: Funkativity in African American Culture (12/1/06; 3/29/07-3/30/07)

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:38am
Bolden, Anthony

The English Department at The University of Alabama is inviting
proposals for its biannual symposium that will convene 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
Kalamu ya Salaam
Tracie Morris
Cheryl Keyes

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