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UPDATE: Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas (5/30/05; collection)

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 3:23pm

Deadline extended:

Call for Contributors

The Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas
Publisher: ABC-Clio, Incorporated

Deadline for receipt of all entries: July 1, 2005
Please request specific entries by May 30, 2005

ABC-Clio, Incorporated seeks contributors for its latest installment in a
series of encyclopedias treating Africa and the African diaspora. ABC-Clio
is a well-known and authoritative publisher of educational and reference
products that focus on history and social studies resources for the
student, teacher and librarian in universities and secondary schools.

CFP: Paul Laurence Dunbar Centennial Conference (8/1/05; 3/9/06-3/11/06)

Wednesday, May 4, 2005 - 1:22am
Rhonda Christina Goodman

Stanford University's Program in American Studies

Paul Laurence Dunbar: A Centennial Conference at Stanford University, March
9-11, 2006

This conference will celebrate the centennial of Dunbar's death by exploring
new critical perspectives on the full range of his career as a poet,
novelist, lyricist, dramatist, and journalist. The conference organizers
will edit a selection of the papers for a special issue of African American

CFP: Toni Morrison (9/1/05; journal issue)

Friday, April 1, 2005 - 9:48am
Modern Fiction Studies

Call for Papers for Modern Fiction Studies

      Toni Morrison * Summer 2006
      Deadline for Submission: 1 Sept. 2005

CFP: Frank Yerby (6/1/05; collection)

Friday, March 4, 2005 - 3:31pm
Gene Jarrett

Editors seek critical essays on the literary life and legacy of
Augusta-born Frank Yerby, one of the greatest unknown writers in
American literary history. A reputable university press has expressed
interest in the collection, with an eye toward offering an advance contract.

CFP: Emerging African American Writers (4/15/05; collection)

Friday, March 4, 2005 - 3:31pm
Eva Tettenborn

Call for Papers

Submissions are invited for a critical anthology entitled


Essays should discuss works by African American authors
published during the 1990's and beyond.

We especially encourage essays pertaining to issues like
-canonicity and popular black fiction;
-pedagogical implications of incorporating new works by black writers
into more traditional syllabi;
-new directions/issues in African American writing;
-questions of genre crossing;
-film adaptations;
-the relation of recent work in critical race theory to praxis.

CFP: Black Gay Men's Anthology (3/15/05; anthology)

Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 11:45am
F. Leon Roberts

CFP: BLACK GAY MEN'S ANTHOLOGY (3/18/05;6.15.05)

Published by the New York State Black Gay Network, Institute for Gay
Men's Health (AIDS Project Los Angeles & Gay Men's Health Crisis);
Black AIDS Institute and The National Black Justice Coalition

Co-edited by Frank Leon Roberts and Marvin K. White

UPDATE: Teaching Toni Morrison (1/25/05; collection)

Wednesday, January 12, 2005 - 5:38pm
Jami Carlacio

Revised JANUARY 10, 2005

Call For Papers: Collection of assignments and lesson plans on Toni
Morrison's prose and fiction

The Fiction of Toni Morrison: Teaching Race, Culture, and Identity

I am currently soliciting contributions from university instructors
(professors and graduate students/teaching assistants) for a collection of
materials -- teaching strategies and assignments -- on the work of Toni
Morrison. Contributions may come from a variety of disciplines, including
history, Africana Studies, American Studies, English, Rhetoric, and Women's

CFP: African American Women Writers: An A to Z Guide (4/30/05; collection)

Sunday, December 19, 2004 - 11:36pm

Call For Contributors--African American Women Writers: An A to Z Guide


Contributors are sought for a reference work that will be published by
Greenwood Press in 2006. =20


The work, tentatively titled, African American Women Writers: An A to =
Guide, will consist of 173 entries. Each entry will consist of four
parts and will vary in length from 750-6000 words. Each entry will
include the following components:

=A7 Biographical narrative

=A7 Analysis

=A7 Critical Reception

=A7 Bibliography


CFP: Langston Hughes: Writer Without Borders (no deadline noted; journal issue)

Sunday, December 19, 2004 - 11:36pm
Valerie Babb

The <Langston Hughes Review> is now accepting papers for a
special issue, "Langston Hughes: Writer without Borders"
Papers that treat Hughes as part of a global conversation:
Ideology , Aesthetics, Economics, Color, Class, and Sex,
Language and Translation are welcomed.

Please send hardcopy and diskcopy (no email attachments
please) to,

Valerie Babb, Editor
Department of English/Institute of African American Studies
University of Georgia
Park Hall 254
Athens, GA 30602-6205

Include a self-addressed postage-paid postcard if
acknowledgment of receipt is desired.