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CFP: [African-American] Celebrating African American Literature: The Novel Since 1988

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Saturday, November 29, 2008 - 3:10pm
Lovalerie King

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 5, 2009

We invite paper, panel, and roundtable proposals on theoretical,
critical, or pedagogical approaches to works produced since 1988.
Proposals focusing on satire, transnationalism, cosmopolitanism, or any
of the topics listed below are also welcomed.

Aesthetic Frameworks or Models
Comedy
Music
Detective Fiction
Ethics
Hip-Hop
Literature and American Legal Discourse
LGBT Novels
Popular Fiction
[Re]constructions of Race and/or Gender
Revisioning Oral Traditions
Revisioning Signifying Practice
Sexuality
Speculative Fiction
Urban Experience Novels

UPDATE: [African-American] SW/TX PCA/ACA Collecting Panels

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 8:39pm
Elizabeth Festa

FINAL UPDATE
Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, Collections
30th Annual Meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture
Association
Feb 25-28, 2009
Hyatt Regency
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposals are being accepted for the Collecting, Collectibles,
Collectors, Collections Area. All proposals are welcome. We are
especially interested in papers that address the following areas:

* the intersections between literary/filmic/photographic techniques of
exhibition and curation and those of museums

*films and literature that engage museum themes

* the intersections between professional and popular archival forms as
expressed through any medium

CFP: [African-American] Re-Imagining the Legacy of Paul Laurence Dunbar (ALA, 5/21-5/24)

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Monday, November 17, 2008 - 5:18pm
Thomas Morgan

At the time of his death, Paul Laurence Dunbar was the most famous poet in
America. A century later, his literary reputation rests upon many of the
same terms used to initially locate Dunbar as a writer of dialect poetry,
even as many of these terms have themselves been dismissed or subsequently
marginalized by contemporary criticism. Because of this, Dunbar's
reputation as an author practicing a form of literary assimilationism in
his work remains his central contemporary legacy. This panel seeks to
challenge and revise this picture of Dunbar's legacy by reexamining
Dunbar's careful negotiation of nineteenth century literary mores. In
doing so, this panel is interested in modernizing Dunbar's literary

UPDATE: [African-American] Contributors needed for general literature reference work

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Friday, November 14, 2008 - 8:59pm
Jennifer McClinton-Temple

Facts on File, Inc is putting together an ambitious, three-volume
reference work that will guide high school and college students through
the most commonly reoccurring themes in the most commonly assigned works
of literature. The work will begin with 1500-word essays on the 50 most
common themes in literature.

UPDATE: [African-American] The Machine in the Garden 2.0

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Friday, November 14, 2008 - 3:23am
Lindsay Cobb

NINTH ANNUAL EGSA CONFERENCE
"THE MACHINE IN THE GARDEN 2.0"

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

January 30, 2009 ● 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Barnhardt Student Activity Center (SAC) ● 3rd Floor Salons

. . . So many inventions have been added that life seems almost made over
new . . . - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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