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CFP: Pedagogy, Praxis, Politics and Multiethnic Literatures (9/15/03; journal issue)

Thursday, June 26, 2003 - 3:08am

Call for Proposals
Pedagogy, Praxis, Politics and Multiethnic Literatures
Fall 2004 issue of MELUS Journal (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the

Teachers and scholars of ethnic American literatures have
traditionally found it useful to articulate the principles behind
their classroom practice. In the current social and political
climate, it is especially important to foster cross-cultural
dialogue on pedagogy in relation to recent educational practices
in the academy.

CFP: Ethnic North Carolina (8/15/03; journal issue)

Tuesday, June 17, 2003 - 2:19pm
Bauer, Margaret D

Call for Submissions for the 2004 issue


The North Carolina Literary Review is an annual periodical that publishes
articles or essays about North Carolina literature, history, and culture. A
portion of each issue is open for developing proposals we find of particular
interest. Of these, interviews, solid historical explorations, current
cultural/literary analyses, or literary essays are of special interest to
our publication. NCLR also welcomes submissions of high-quality fiction and
poetry by NC writers.

NCLR's 2004 issue special feature topic has been changed! The new topic is
Ethnic North Carolina

CFP: Internationalism and African American Poetry (9/15/03; journal issue)

Tuesday, June 17, 2003 - 2:17pm

I'm guest editing a special issue of a scholarly journal whose focus will
be internationalism and African American poetry during the period from the
early Sixties to the late Seventies. There will be a special feature in
this issue on the London-based Heritage series, which published chapbooks
(1962-1974) by Robert Hayden, Frank Horne, Arna Bontemps, Conrad Kent
Rivers, Russell Atkins, Lloyd Addison, Audre Lorde, Dudley Randall,
Ishmael Reed, James W. Thompson, Owen Dodson, Harold Carrington = Ray
Bremser, Clarence Major, Mukhtarr Mustapha, Ray Durem, Sebastian Clarke,
Eseoghene (Lindsay Barrett), Frank John, Waring Cuney, Dolores Kendrick,

CFP: SOAS Literary Review: Literatures of Africa, Asia, and Middle East (grad) (ongoing; e-journal)

Friday, June 6, 2003 - 12:15am
SOAS Literary Review

SOAS Literary Review

Ongoing Call for Papers

SOAS Literary Review ( is an online
journal of postgraduate research. It seeks to provide an international forum
for research students working on the literatures of Africa, Asia, and the
Middle East. We welcome contributions on all aspects of postgraduate
literary research including articles, translations, fieldwork commentaries,
and book and media reviews. We hope to stimulate dialogue between research
students and scholars and forge links across institutions.

CFP: Toni Morrison and the Bible (9/1/03; collection)

Saturday, May 24, 2003 - 7:01pm
Shirley Stave

Toni Morrison and the Bible:

Proposals are requested for a contracted collection of essays on Toni
Morrison and the Bible. Papers may deal with any of Morrison's texts
and approach her use of the Bible from the standpoints of Judaism or
Christianity as well as from other religions/practices that may
intersect with or challenge what might be considered the dominant
theological discourse. I am particularly looking for a broad range in
topics, both in the approach taken and inthe texts the essays treat.
Ideally, I would like the collection to include some solidly theoretical
essays as well as some more traditional pieces of literary criticism.

UPDATE: James Baldwin (5/15/03; journal issue)

Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 10:11pm

Subject: Update regarding CFP: James Baldwin (5/1/03; journal issue)


In 2003, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of
James Baldwin's provocative narrative *Go Tell It On The Mountain*. To
celebrate this achievement, MAWA Review will devote its Winter issue to
the discussion of Baldwin's novel. We solicit your help in making this
issue a successful one. The editorial board invites papers for possible
consideration in this issue on a variety of topics related to the
prominent themes in Baldwin's narrative:

CFP: Encyclopedia of African American Literature (no deadline noted; encyclopedia)

Monday, April 21, 2003 - 9:05pm
J. David Macey, Jr.

An Encyclopedia of African American Literature

The editors of "An Encyclopedia of African American Literature," currently
under contract with Greenwood Press, seek authors for entries on all aspects
of African American literature. Entries in the five-volume "Encyclopedia"
will address authors, movements, and genres as well as the historical and
cultural contexts of African American literature and its critical reception
and interpretation.

For further information, including detailed guidelines for submission, please
e-mail the editors, Hans Ostrom ( and David Macey
(, or write to

CFP: Black Literature, Law and Public Policy (5/15/03; collection)

Friday, April 18, 2003 - 12:46am
Roberts, June

This is a request for submissions for an edited volume of papers on African
American literature and its relationship to the law, public policy and
social change, generally. Topics may include slave narratives in relation
to the fugitive slave laws, Dred Scot decision and other public
constructions of and constraints on black life. The literature's relation to
the practices of jim crow segregation, lynching, voting rights, etc.
Literary intervention into or contribution to the discourses of the civil
rights movement, slavery reparations, equality in housing, employment and
education, affirmative action and so on are also suitable subjects. This is

CFP: Black British Literature (1/20/04; journal issue)

Wednesday, April 2, 2003 - 6:16pm

Obsidian III: Black Literature in the African Diaspora invites essays, short
fiction, and poetry, for a special issue on Black British Literature. We invite
work that addresses a variety of the issues reflected in this burgeoning field
such as childhood, old age, memory, history, gender issues, and post
independence. We are also interested in innovative essays engaging critical
pedagogy in the field and issues of theory. We also welcome interviews with
major figures in the field and single or multiple author explorations.
Inquiries are welcome. Deadline for submission is January 20, 2004.