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

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Monday, November 10, 2008 - 2:45pm
Quentin Miller

The deadline for abstract submissions to the conference "James Baldwin: In His Time / In Our Time"
has been extended until November 20, 2009. Please send 1-2 page abstracts to Quentin Miller at
qmiller_at_suffolk.edu. The conference will be held from March 19-March 21 at Suffolk University in
Boston. We will consider any aspect of Baldwin's career; we are also interested in considerations of
Baldwin in conjunction with his contemporaries or his influence on other writers. The conference
website can be accessed by clicking on the link on Quentin Miller's home page:

http://webcas.cas.suffolk.edu/miller/index.html

CFP: [African-American] EGE UNIVERSITY 12TH INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL STUDIES SYMPOSIUM Redefining Modernism & Postmodernism

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Saturday, November 8, 2008 - 4:13pm
Sebnem Toplu

This symposium invites reconsideration of modernity, modernism and
postmodernism from literary, cultural and a wide range of
interdisciplinary aspects, aiming to broaden the current debates.

Panel proposals chaired by colleagues from different universities are
especially welcome, along with individual papers, roundtables, workshops
and performances either in English or Turkish. Please note that there
will be no translations during the symposium.

Topics might include but are not limited to:

CFP: [African-American] CFP: Literary Horizons Journal

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Friday, November 7, 2008 - 7:01pm
Paul M. Mukundi

LITERARY HORIZONS JOURNAL

In Their Eyes were Watching God (1937), Zora Neal Hurston describes the
Black woman as the “mule of the world” because she is both a victim of
racism and of male domination. During the period in which Hurston writes,
do other writers, both male and female, support her perspective? What is
the place of the Black woman 50 years later? Given these questions, the
Literary Horizons Journal, a journal dedicated solely to publishing the
work of graduate students, is soliciting papers that explore the role of
the Black woman in American Literature. The topics may include but are
not limited to:

CFP: [African-American] 2009 Heart's Day Conference

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 - 11:21pm
Marlena E. Bremseth

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CALL FOR PAPERS
HEART’S DAY 2009
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THE WORLD OF TONI MORRISON â€" A CELEBRATION OF HER LIFE AND WORKS

The Department of English at Howard University invites abstracts of
papers to be presented at its annual Heart’s Day celebration to be held
on the University’s main campus Friday, February 13, 2009. The Heart’s
Day Conference commemorates the work of African-American and Diasporic
writers and supports the endowment of the Sterling A. Brown Professorship.

CFP: [African-American] 2009 Heart's Day Conference

updated: 
Sunday, November 2, 2008 - 4:08pm
Marlena E. Bremseth

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CALL FOR PAPERS
HEART’S DAY 2009
* * * * * * * * * * * * *
THE WORLD OF TONI MORRISON â€" A CELEBRATION OF HER LIFE AND WORKS

The Department of English at Howard University invites abstracts of
papers to be presented at its annual Heart’s Day celebration to be held
on the University’s main campus Friday, February 13, 2009. The Heart’s
Day Conference commemorates the work of African-American and Diasporic
writers and supports the endowment of the Sterling A. Brown Professorship.

UPDATE: [African-American] Atlantic Performances: Race and Forgetting ACLA 2009 seminar

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Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 12:04pm
Andrea Opitz

American Comparative Literature Association
March 26-29, 2009
Harvard University
Seminar: "Atlantic Performances: Race and Forgetting"
Co-chairs: Ryan Burt and Andrea Opitz

**Submission deadline UPDATE: November 3, 2008**

This seminar considers the relationship between cultural performance and processes of historical
production in the modern and contemporary Transatlantic. What role have street performance
and theater played in anti-colonial/imperial struggles, for example? How do local performances
recast our understanding of both racial formation and minority cultural practices?

UPDATE: [African-American] ACLA 2009: The Invention of Human Rights in the Nineteenth-Century Novel ( due 11/3/08; 3/26/09)

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 2:38pm
Keridiana Chez

Transnational Humanity: The Invention of Human Rights through the
Nineteenth-Century Novel

This ACLA seminar will explore the transatlantic invention of human
rights, and the construction of the multivalent discourse of "humanity,"
through the nineteenth-century novel. Novels have participated in
directing and redirecting the discourse of the "human"â€"the human as closed
system, as biopolitical species-being unit, as rational individualâ€"by
charting interiorities that are deemed to constitute a "human."

UPDATE: [African-American] SW/TX PCA/ACA Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, Collections

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Monday, October 27, 2008 - 10:51pm
Elizabeth Festa

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

We are inviting submissions for papers focusing on African-American
culture and collecting practice/collections. All proposals that
intersect with these areas are welcome.

Scholars, artists, curators, and other professionals are encouraged to
participate. Graduate students are welcome, with award opportunities for
the best graduate papers. Please visit the organization website for more
information about this conference. www.swtxpca.org

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