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CFP: [African-American] Specs: Sympathetic Interfaces between Creative/Critical Practices (journal)

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 2:57am
Vidhu Aggarwal

Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College.

Specs aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical
practices. The journal invokes the spirit of John Dewey, for whom thinking
begins in flux, in the "peculiar combination of the understood and
nonunderstood."

The editors invite submissions of critical and/or creative work for both
the print and web issue, including critical articles, fiction, non-fiction
(of up to 6000 works), poetry (3-5 poems) and artwork.

CFP: [African-American] MCLLM 2008

updated: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 8:17pm
Elizabeth Bowman and Christina Gilleran

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 16th annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media
(MCLLM) will be held February 29 and March 1, 2008, at Northern Illinois
University in DeKalb, Illinois, to coincide with African American History
Month and Women's History Month.

Confirmed keynote speakers: David Bevington (of the University of
Chicago) on race and gender in Shakespeare, and Russ Castronovo (of the
University of Wisconsin at Madison) on American and African American
history including the military-industrial complex.

Proposals are solicited for fifteen- to twenty-minute papers from
scholars at all career stages, from beginning graduate students to
established and senior scholars.

CFP: [African-American] African-American Literature (Nov.1, 2007; CEA March 27-29, 2008)

updated: 
Monday, September 10, 2007 - 10:11am
Shelia Collins

College English Association National Conference
March 27-29, 2008
St. Louis, Missouri

We invite papers on African-American Literature for the 39th annual
meeting of the CEA. This year’s topic is “Passages.” 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:

African-American migration literature
African-American spiritual journeys
The black experience and the coming-of-age story
The slave narrative--the path from slavery to freedom
The Middle Passage
Passage from Segregation to Integration--success or failure?

CFP: [African-American] Maya Angelou reference book

updated: 
Friday, September 7, 2007 - 2:49pm
Jeff Soloway

Facts On File, a New York publisher of reference books for schools and
libraries, is seeking a scholar to write a one-volume reference book on
Maya Angelou, focusing on critical analysis of her works. The ideal author
will have a Ph.D., broad knowledge of Angelou's life and works, and an
ability to write clearly and succinctly for students in both high school
and college. This large project (250,000-300,000 words) must be completed
within two years. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines will be required.
If interested please send letter and cv, preferably by e-mail, to

CFP: [African-American] Icons of African American Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 4:40pm
Yolanda W. Page

Contributors are sought to pen entries for a work tentatively titled:
Icons of African American Literature. This reference work will be around
300,000 words, 2 volumes. It will have extended entries on 24 “iconic”
figures of African American literature. Those works are:
1. Angelou, Maya
2. Baldwin, James
3. Beloved
4. Black Arts Movement
5. Black Aesthetic
6. Blues Aesthetic
7. Color Purple, The
8. Ellison, Ralph
9. Harlem Renaissance
10. Hansberry, Lorraine
11. Langston Hughes
12. Hurston, Zora Neale
13. Invisible Man
14. Jazz Aesthetic
15. Morrison, Toni
16. Native Son
17. Raisin in the Sun, A
18. Signifying
19. The Souls of Black Folk

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

updated: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 4:54am
Aneeka Henderson

Please submit conference proposals to raceinwritingcenter_at_gmail.com

Proposals will be reviewed by Vainis Aleksa,
Aneeka A. Henderson, and Lydia Saravia.

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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.

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