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UPDATE: Larry Neal Conference (4/10/06; 10/19/06-10/21/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:21pm

??Don?t Say Goodbye to the Pork Pie Hat?: Re ?Evaluating Larry
Neal?s Creative and Critical Vision of the Black Aesthetic,? an
international conference originally scheduled for February 10-12 of 2006 at
UNC-Chapel Hill, has been moved and re-scheduled. We are pleased to announce
that ?Don?t Say Goodbye to the Pork Pie Hat,? will now be hosted by
Brooklyn College from October 19-21, 2006.

CFP: Remembering Nellie Y. McKay (3/24/06; collection)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:45pm
Kimberly Blockett

The Nellie Tree: Reflections on the Life of Nellie Y. McKay

Recently, one of the central figures in African-American and Black Women¹s
literary studies, Nellie Y. McKay, passed away. Over the course of her
nearly forty years as an academic, she was one of the premier champions of
African-American literature, particularly the role of its women, as part of
the American canon.

CFP: Jazz Music in African-American Literature and Poetry (3/17/06; 4/22/06)

Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:28pm
Mr. David Ross Disarro

Jazz Music in African-American Literature and Poetry

Panel Chair: David R. DiSarro

Call for papers on jazz music in African-American literature and poetry
for the seventh annual graduate English conference entitled
“Encountering the Text: Reading, Teaching, Theorizing, and Writing” at
Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT on Saturday,
April 22 from 9:00 a.m. â€" 4:30 p.m.

CFP: Coloring the Landscape: Women of Color Changing the Mainstream Culture (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 12:29am
Juluette Pack

Call for papers for Women of Color Panel at South Central Modern Language Association to be held in Ft. Worth, Texas October 26-28, 2006. Abstracts of 50-100 words due March 15, 2006.
  Theme: Coloring the Landscape: Women of Color Changing the Mainstream Culture.
  Submit to: Juluette Bartlett-Pack; and Elizabeth Brown-Guillory
  Call for Paper for African/African American Literature Panel at SCMLA
  Abstracts of 50-100 words
  Theme: Rounding up the Strays: Characters and Authors who Wander from the Mainstream
  Submit to: Holly Staves

CFP: The Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas (4/30/06; collection)

Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 3:00pm
Juang, Richard M.

The Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas (ABC-CLIO Transatlantic
Relations Series) seeks proposals for and entries in three areas:

1) Latin American and African writers, artists, major political figures,
and major scholars, whose works have a visible transatlantic influence
or dimension. Entries are typically 500-750 words each and must be
completed by April 30th, 2006.

2) A 1500-word overview of Latin American Literature with a
transatlantic emphasis.

CFP: Race and Faith in African American Literature (3/30/06; collection)

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:10pm
Tracey Michae'l Lewis

Deadline extended:


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: Global Connections: Eudora Welty (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:44pm
Annette Trefzer

Call for Papers: Global Connections: Eudora Welty

Paper proposals are invited for a special MLA session that explores
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.

CFP: Disability and the Modern Black Body (4/15/06; CAAR, 4/18/07-4/21/07)

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm
chris bell

Call for Papers
Disability and the Modern Black Body

The Collegium for African American Research (CAAR)
will convene its seventh international conference from
18 to 21 April, 2007 at the National University in
Madrid, Spain. The theme for the conference is
"Blackness and Modernities." Drawing on the
conference aim to include presentations on "The Modern
Black Body," this workshop will examine how disability
informs the desirability, experience, knowledge, and
representation of that subjectivity.

Participants might speak to the following concerns
(the list is suggestive, not exhaustive):