Subscribe to RSS - african-american

african-american

UPDATE: [African-American] Southern Writing Southern Writers Graduate Conference

updated: 
Saturday, October 27, 2007 - 6:09pm
Jill E. Anderson

14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford , Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may
include:

UPDATE: [African-American] War & the (Re)Invention of Communications & Communities (11/01/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizona St

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2007 - 6:14pm
C. Stamper

War & the (Re)Invention of Communications & Communities (11/01/07;
2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizona State U.

Paper Submission Deadline Extended to Nov. 1, 2007

How does the (re)invention of communications and communities intersect with
issues of war? How can war, totalitarianism, or torture be reconsidered
regarding transmission, translation, and transgression? Examples could
include transmission of information to communities about war via media and
visual images; translation of trauma to the body into writing or speaking;
how literature, art, creative writing, rhetoric, etc. might translate war;
and transgressions against the nation-state, religion, gender, violence, etc.

CFP: [African-American] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Grad Conference

updated: 
Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 7:42pm
Jill E. Anderson

14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford , Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2007.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may
include:

CFP: [African-American] Southwest GRADUATE English Symposium Feb.29-Mar 1, Deadlines Nov 1st, Translation in Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 11:47pm
Marqueshia Wilson

Translation in Literature

Fine literature does and should span centuries and continents. But have
you ever played telephone? Have you ever played operator?

What is lost in the translation of ancient texts or even contemporary
texts in different languages? How can the poems of Turgenev or the
initially oral tales of, say, The Iliad retain their meaning through time
and space? And if something is lost in translation, why must we strive
for transmission in this ever-shrinking, wi-fy connected world?

Interdisciplinary panel, paper, and creative submissions are invited for
the 14th annual Southwest Graduate English Symposium at Arizona State
University, Tempe, AZ, held Feb. 29-March 1, 2008.

CFP: [African-American] Writing Race (12.15.2007; Conf.: 2.29.2008-3.1.2008)

updated: 
Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 8:05pm
College English Association - Caribbean Chapter

Writing Race

The College English Association - Caribbean Chapter (CEA-CC) will hold
their 2008 Spring Conference in the University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo
(Puerto Rico) on the 29th of February and the 1st of March. The 2008
conference will address the general topic of race and writing. We invite
proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of the topic, from a
literary historical, critical, theoretical, interdisciplinary or other
perspective. The proposals are not limited to English language
literature.

CFP: [African-American] ZORA NEALE HURSTON AND VOODOO

updated: 
Monday, October 8, 2007 - 10:39pm
La Vinia Delois Jennings

ZORA NEALE HURSTON AND VOODOO. The best of new scholarship and the most
influential older essays are sought for a collection devoted to Zora
Neale Hurston's subversion in _Their Eyes Were Watching God_ of any
aspect of Voodoo/Voudoun practices, beliefs, treatments of the loa, and
so on traceable to Haiti and traditional West Africa. Articles should be
prepared in MLA style and should not exceed 8,000 words in length. The
word count includes notes but not the works-cited list. Send two copies
of essays and 1-page vitae to La Vinia Delois Jennings, Dept. of English,
301 McClung Tower, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville 37996. Direct inquires

Pages