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CFP: [African-American] Race in the Writing Center: Towards New Theory and Praxis

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2007 - 4:33pm
Aneeka A. Henderson

Race in the Writing Center: Towards New Theory and Praxis

We invite panel and individual-paper proposals for the UIC Writing Center
and Public Space conference series on "Race in the Writing Center: Towards
New Theory and Praxis" to be held at the University of Illinois at
Chicago, February 29 & March 1, 2008. We are seeking new and exciting
work that explores the relationship between writing, race, tutoring, and
writing center spaces and practices.

UPDATE: [African-American] (Re)Call and Response: Memory in Contemporary African American Fiction (10/15/07; 4/10-13/08

updated: 
Friday, August 10, 2007 - 2:54pm
Dr. E. Tettenborn

Submissions are solicited for the following panel, to be held at the NEMLA
Convention in Buffalo, NY, April 10-13, 2008. The submission deadline has
been extended to October 15, 2007

This panel focuses on representations of memory (both traumatic and
ordinary) in the contemporary African American novel or short story. The
goal of the panel is to gain new perspectives on the varied approaches
African American writers have taken to represent collective and private
recollections of historical events. At the same time, the panel encourages
comparisons of contemporary depictions of memory to classic portrayals such
as the slave narratives of Frederick Douglass or Harriet Jacobs.

CFP: [African-American] (Re)Call and Response: Memory in Contemporary African American Fiction

updated: 
Friday, August 10, 2007 - 2:49pm
Dr. E. Tettenborn

This panel focuses on representations of memory (both traumatic and
ordinary) in the contemporary African American novel or short story. The
goal of the panel is to gain new perspectives on the varied approaches
African American writers have taken to represent collective and private
recollections of historical events. At the same time, the panel encourages
comparisons of contemporary depictions of memory to classic portrayals such
as the slave narratives of Frederick Douglass or Harriet Jacobs.

CFP: [African-American] Collection - Toni Morrison's trilogy

updated: 
Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 7:56pm
Sheldon Brivic

Sheldon Brivic and Margo Crawford are editing a collection of essays on Toni Morrison's trilogy
(BELOVED, JAZZ, and PARADISE), and would welcome for consideration essays of 20-30 pp. in
length in the MLA format. Essays may focus on one novel, but should say something about the
trilogy, and should be submitted by November 15 to one or both of these addresses:

              sbrivic_at_temple.edu
              crawform_at_indiana.edu

If you are interested and would like more information or a few indications of how the trilogy has
been designated, contact Brivic.

UPDATE: [African-American] Black Writers and the Left ( 09/15/07; NEMLA, 04/10/08-04/13/08)

updated: 
Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 5:30pm
Kristin Moriah

Northeast Modern Language Association 39th Annual Convention

April 10-13, 2008, Buffalo, New York

Panel: Black Writers and the Left

This panel will explore the connection between Marxism and African
American literature. Black writers who were involved with leftist
movements during the early part of the twentieth century included Claude
McKay, Chester Himes, Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison. Proposals that
explore the ways race complicated the role of the black writers involved
in leftist movements, and the ways these political movements influenced
their work are welcomed.

CFP: [African-American] Black Writers and the Left

updated: 
Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 5:16pm
Kristin Moriah

This panel will explore the connection between Marxism and African
American literature. Black writers who were involved with leftist
movements during the early part of the twentieth century included Claude
McKay, Chester Himes, Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison. Proposals that
explore the ways race complicated the role of the black writers involved
in leftist movements, and the ways these political movements influenced
their work are welcomed. Kristin Moriah, McGill University
kristin_moriah_at_mail_mcgill_ca

CFP: [African-American] Racial Passing Since 1990 (9/14/07; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 3:21pm
Julie Cary Nerad

Much insightful scholarship has been published on the representation of
racial passing in American literature, especially in texts from the
antebellum period through the Harlem Renaissance and Jim Crow segregation.
Even in a “post Civil Rights era,” however, racial passing has continued to
interest writers as a means to explore identity and race relations in
America. Within the last decade and a half, authors as diverse as Elizabeth
Atkins Bowman, Wesley Brown, Alice Randall, Philip Roth, and Danzy Senna,
among others, have incorporated racial passing within novels. Perhaps the
most highly visible evidence of the continued relevance of racial passing

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