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CFP: African American Literature Panel (3/15/07; PAMLA, 11/2/07-11/3/07)

updated: 
Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 9:57am
Jennifer Stoever

PACIFIC ANCIENT AND MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION
CALL FOR PAPERS, ANNUAL CONFERENCE
AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE DIVISION PANEL
 
BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON
2 and 3 November 2007
 
Please email proposals (500 words along with a 50-word abstract) on any aspect of African American literature by March 15, 2007 to
 
Jennifer Lynn Stoever
Department of American Studies and Ethnicity
University of Southern California
stoever_at_usc.edu

CFP: Black LGBTs: Historical and Sociological Perspectives (3/1/07; 3/24/07)

updated: 
Friday, March 9, 2007 - 4:51am
Porter, Archie

Call for Papers

LGBT African-Americans: Historical and Sociological Perspectives

Paper proposals are invited for a panel at the annual meeting of the =
Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, Inc. The conference =
will be held March 21-24, 2007 in Atlanta, GA at the Holiday Inn-Atlanta =
Airport North. The theme for the 2007 ASBS Conference is =93Scholarly =
Activism & Global Thought.=94

UPDATE: Crowned with Laurel: Critical Essays on African American Pulitzer Prize Wining Literature (4/30/07; collection)

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2007 - 8:59pm
Yolanda Page

UPDATE: Papers are solicited for the following works to be included in a
collection of critical essays tentatively titled: Crowned with Laurel:
Critical Essays on African American Pulitzer Prize Wining Literature. The
collection will examine works by African Americans that have won the
country's most prestigious award. The works on which essays are still being
sought are:

 

1950: Poetry-Annie Allen by Gwendolyn Brooks

1970: Drama-No Place to Be Somebody by Charles Gordone

1978: Fiction-Elbow Room by James Alan McPherson

1987: Drama-Fences by August Wilson

1993: Poetry-Neon Vernacular by Yusef Komynyakaa

 

Papers may discuss any aspect of the works.

 

CFP: Journal of American Studies of Turkey: African American Studies (4/30/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2007 - 7:08pm
James Miller

CALL FOR PAPERS

        The Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST), a =
peer-refereed=20
journal, is planning a special issue on African American Studies, to be=20=

published in the Fall of 2008.
Essay topics to be considered for this issue include: 1) the=20
historical origins of the Black Studies movement and African American=20
Studies programs and departments in the United States; 2) the state of=20=

African American Studies in Europe; 3) Current trends in African=20
American Studies=97social, political, and economic perspectives; 4)=20
African American Studies and the visual arts; 5) transnational African=20=

CFP: Black Women Writers of New England: Revisiting Petry and West (3/15/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 6:12pm
Dr. Pearlie Mae Peters

 For a proposed special session at MLA 2007 in Chicago.

Black Women Writers of New England: Revisiting Ann Petry and Dorothy West.

This special session will explore comparative literary studies of the
writings of Ann Petry and Dorothy West. Papers or abstracts by l5 March
should be sent to Pearlie Peters (petersp_at_rider.edu). Abstracts and papers
must be accompanied by a statement indicating the proposed presenter's
current membership in the MLA.

Dr. Pearlie Peters,
Professor of English
Department of English
Rider University
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648-3099
609, 895-5566

UPDATE: African American and Afro-Caribbean Women Writers (3/1/07; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 1:53am
mdrews_at_mail.wsu.edu

This is an UPDATED call for papers to contribute to an article collection on African American and
Afro-Caribbean Women Writers.

We are soliciting manuscripts that critically examine contemporary works by African American and
Afro-Caribbean women writers. Manuscripts should explore factors that shape African American
women's identities and trace processes of memory formation as they occur in domestic and public
spheres.

Specifically, we are looking for submissions which address the following areas of influence:

religion
mythologies
magical realism
gender and sexualities
sites of eating and the role of food
historiography
violence
family
vocation/profession

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