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CFP: [African-American] The Civil Rights Century: The NAACP at 100

updated: 
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 7:03pm
Francesca Gamber

CALL FOR PAPERS

“The Civil Rights Century: The NAACP at 100”
February 6-7, 2009
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

The Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University seeks proposals for individual papers
or panels for “The Civil Rights Century: The NAACP at 100.” This public conference will
commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the founding of the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People in February 1909. This landmark anniversary is an ideal
moment for reflection and discussion on the current status of the struggle for civil rights in the
United States.

CFP: [African-American] Education, critical pedagogy

updated: 
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 12:30am
Rebecca Shapiro

Education
The following is a call for manuscripts for the Peter Lang Publishing
Education and New Literacies list.
One of the premier education publishing groups, Peter Lang Publishing is
looking for works that understand how new literacies and new ways of seeing
education are being invented -- as people from all walks of life, in
diverse sites, wrestle with new technologies, shifting values, changing
institutional forms and processes, and emerging structures characteristic
of postmodernity/New Times/the Global Informational Age. These texts aim to
explore these emerging domains and to create awareness of key trends and
features, translating them into educational consciousness and practice.

CFP: [African-American] Crazy Women: Healing Post-Trauma

updated: 
Sunday, July 27, 2008 - 12:50pm
Rachel Spear

***DEADLINE FOR CFP QUICKLY APPROACHING***

Call for Papers:

40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
(NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency â€" Boston, Massachusetts

Crazy Women: Healing Post-Trauma

It is only by putting it into words that I make it whole... - Virginia
Woolf

CFP: [African-American] Call For Papers â Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLOs)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 10:10pm
Matthew W. Hughey

Twenty years have elapsed since the release of Spike Lee’s now infamous
indictment of Black fraternities and sororities in his film School Daze
(1988). Since then, the study of Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLOs)
has burgeoned from a small peripheral field to one that has captured both
academic and mainstream attention; from the release of scholarship on BGLOs
such as Tamara Brown et. al’s African American Fraternities and Sororities:
The Legacy and the Vision (2005), Theda Skocpol et. al’s What a Mighty
Power We Can Be: African American Fraternal Groups and the Struggle for
Racial Equality (2007), and Gregory S. Park’s Black Greek-letter

CFP: [African-American] Edited anthology on Contemporary Slave Narratives

updated: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 7:43pm
Marlene Allen

Call for Papers for Edited Anthology
Dredging Up Slavery:
Representations of Slavery in Contemporary Popular Culture

Though it has been over a century since it was outlawed in the U.S.,
slavery continually recurs as a theme in literature and other aspects of
American popular culture. Thus, this edited collection seeks to gather
essays that explore how the spectre of slavery appears and/or is rewritten
through a contemporary or even futuristic lens in popular culture. We
seek essays that examine this theme in literature, film, television,
music, graphic novels or comics, contemporary biography or autobiography,
etc.

UPDATE: [African-American] Hip-Hop Around the World (Collection, 8/15)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 6:03pm
George Ciccariello-Maher

UPDATED:
SPECIFIC ENTRIES SOUGHT
SMALL PAYMENT POSSIBLE

(Proposals due AUGUST 15th, 2008)

Call for contributors for Hip Hop Around the World: An Encyclopedia, a
two-volume reference set under contract with Greenwood Press. This
collection will consist of 10,000-word essays on the most important hip hop
scenes around the world. I am currently seeking contributors interested in
writing chapters on the following countries and themes:

1.) MEXICO
2.) PUERTO RICO
3.) HAITI
4.) DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

5.) FRANCE
6.) ITALY

7.) SENEGAL
8.) ZIMBABWE
9.) NIGERIA

10.) COLOMBIA
11.) ARGENTINA

12.) IRAN

CFP: [African-American] Callaloo Special Issue (Rudolph Fisher)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 5:19pm
Molly Anne Rothenberg

Call for Papers
Rudolph Fisher, Luminary of the Harlem Renaissance
We invite submissions for a special issue on the work of Rudolph Fisher. Essays re-assessing all
of Fisher’s work using contemporary literary critical methods and current approaches to
diaspora, race, and cross-cultural encounter are especially welcome. Specific topics and themes
may include, but are not limited to: new critical approaches to Fisher’s writing; Fisher and
theories of race; reconsidering the detective genre; alternative modernisms in Fisher’s work;
Fisher’s essays and book reviews, and previously unpublished material; early cinema and

CFP: [African-American] James Baldwin Conference 3/19/09-3/21/09

updated: 
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 3:54pm
Quentin Miller

Suffolk University in Boston is proud to host a three-day conference entitled "James Baldwin: In His
Time / In Our Time." The conference is the next iteration of the highly successful Baldwin
conference hosted last summer at Queen Mary's University in London. Biographer David Leeming
will be the keynote speaker, and we hope to include musical performance and drama as well.
Papers or panels can focus on any aspect of Baldwin's work, his life, or his contemporaries. Please
send 1-2 page proposals to Quentin Miller (qmiller_at_suffolk.edu) by November 15, 2008. Inquiries
are welcome before that date.

UPDATE: [African-American] Critical Perspectives on Percival Everett

updated: 
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 8:22pm
Keith B. Mitchell

CALL FOR PAPERS: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON PERICIVAL EVERETT

Percival Everett is one of the most gifted African American/American
writers working today. In a brilliant career that spans over twenty-five
years, Everett has written sixteen novel, three short story collections,
one children’s book and one highly acclaimed collection of poetry. Yet,
unlike his contemporaries John Edgar Wideman and Charles Johnson, there
has been a dearth of serious critical attention given to this most
important author. This important collection of essays seeks to remedy
this oversight. Perspective topics include:

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