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CFP: [African-American] Collection - Toni Morrison's trilogy

updated: 
Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 7:56pm
Sheldon Brivic

Sheldon Brivic and Margo Crawford are editing a collection of essays on Toni Morrison's trilogy
(BELOVED, JAZZ, and PARADISE), and would welcome for consideration essays of 20-30 pp. in
length in the MLA format. Essays may focus on one novel, but should say something about the
trilogy, and should be submitted by November 15 to one or both of these addresses:

              sbrivic_at_temple.edu
              crawform_at_indiana.edu

If you are interested and would like more information or a few indications of how the trilogy has
been designated, contact Brivic.

UPDATE: [African-American] Black Writers and the Left ( 09/15/07; NEMLA, 04/10/08-04/13/08)

updated: 
Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 5:30pm
Kristin Moriah

Northeast Modern Language Association 39th Annual Convention

April 10-13, 2008, Buffalo, New York

Panel: Black Writers and the Left

This panel will explore the connection between Marxism and African
American literature. Black writers who were involved with leftist
movements during the early part of the twentieth century included Claude
McKay, Chester Himes, Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison. Proposals that
explore the ways race complicated the role of the black writers involved
in leftist movements, and the ways these political movements influenced
their work are welcomed.

CFP: [African-American] Black Writers and the Left

updated: 
Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 5:16pm
Kristin Moriah

This panel will explore the connection between Marxism and African
American literature. Black writers who were involved with leftist
movements during the early part of the twentieth century included Claude
McKay, Chester Himes, Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison. Proposals that
explore the ways race complicated the role of the black writers involved
in leftist movements, and the ways these political movements influenced
their work are welcomed. Kristin Moriah, McGill University
kristin_moriah_at_mail_mcgill_ca

CFP: [African-American] Racial Passing Since 1990 (9/14/07; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 3:21pm
Julie Cary Nerad

Much insightful scholarship has been published on the representation of
racial passing in American literature, especially in texts from the
antebellum period through the Harlem Renaissance and Jim Crow segregation.
Even in a “post Civil Rights era,” however, racial passing has continued to
interest writers as a means to explore identity and race relations in
America. Within the last decade and a half, authors as diverse as Elizabeth
Atkins Bowman, Wesley Brown, Alice Randall, Philip Roth, and Danzy Senna,
among others, have incorporated racial passing within novels. Perhaps the
most highly visible evidence of the continued relevance of racial passing

UPDATE: 19th Century Southern Black Writers (7/15/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 8:04pm
Sherita L. Johnson

As a Guest Editor of The Southern Quarterly, I would like to update the call for
papers I'd submitted previously. The Southern Quarterly solicits essays for the
special issue " 'My Southern Home': The Life and Literature of 19th Century
Southern Black Writers," scheduled for publication Spring 2008. Below is a copy
of the new announcement with submission details, noting the updated deadline of
July 16, 2007. Please continue to advertise this announcement on your website.
If you should have any further questions or concerns, please contact me
directly.

Thanks,

CFP: Black Middle-Class Performances (6/15/07; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 7:28pm
Tsemo, Bridget H

Call for Contributors
 
>From Bourgeois to Boojie: Black Middle-Class Performances
 
We seek engaging papers/writings for an edited book collection. The essays are being compiled in recognition of the golden anniversary of E. Franklin Frazier's controversial monograph __Black Bourgeoisie__ (1957), and must discuss both class and blackness as expressed in film, literature, media, music, autobiography/biography, theatre, or the performance of everyday life. The publisher for the collection will be announced at a later date.
 

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