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UPDATE: August Wilson issue of College Literature (4/15/07; journal issue)

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Friday, November 10, 2006 - 11:13pm
Carlton Floyd

Manuscripts from 5,000 to 10,000 words that reflect on August Wilson's
legacy and contribution to American culture are invited for a special
issue of College Literature. The editors—Cynthia Caywood and Carlton
Floyd of the University of San Diego and Marilyn Elkins of California
State University at Los Angeles—welcome contributions from all
disciplines that engage the full complexity of Wilson's work. We
encourage contributors to explore his work in a variety of ways: for
example, Wilson and history, Wilson and performance, performance
history, Wilson and women, Wilson and music, Wilson and folkways,
Wilson and place, Wilson and the migration narrative, Wilson and the

CFP: The Black Church: Past, Present, Future (1/15/07; 3/29/07-3/30/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 9:05pm
Sollars, Michael D.

Call for Papers

The Black Church:
Past, Present, Future

The Department of English at Texas Southern University invites you to
submit papers to be presented at the 2007 J. Marie McCleary Symposium on
"The Black Church: Past, Present, Future." The symposium runs March
29-30 at Texas Southern University, Houston, TX.

CFP: Funkativity in African American Culture (12/1/06; 3/29/07-3/30/07)

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:38am
Bolden, Anthony

The English Department at The University of Alabama is inviting
proposals for its biannual symposium that will convene March 29-30,
2007. Entitled "Eruptions of Funk," the symposium will provide a venue
in which scholars and artists can engage issues specifically related to
African American cultural memory. Featured speakers include:

Mark Anthony Neal
Brenda Dixon Gottschild
Aldon Lynn Nielsen
Kalamu ya Salaam
Tracie Morris
Cheryl Keyes

CFP: African-American Literature (11/30/06; CEA, 4/12/07-4/14/07)

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
Shelia Collins

College English Association National Conference
Thursday, April 12-Saturday, April 14
New Orleans, Louisiana

We invite paper and panel proposals on African-American literature for the
38th annual meeting of CEA. This years general conference theme is "Empathy
and Ethics." Proposals that offer new and inventive readings on
African-American literature will also be considered. Please interpret the
conference theme broadly including but not limited to the following areas:

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