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UPDATE: Subjectivity and Community in Ethnic American Women's Memoir (12/31/05; SSAWW, 11/6/06-11/8/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 4:17pm
Miranda Green-Barteet

Subjectivity and Community in Ethnic American Women's Memoir

 

Revised due date.

 

Papers may analyze how Ethnic American women use memoir to claim
subjectivity and join communities. Papers could explore how writers use
memoir to achieve self-actualization; claim subjectivity; and reconcile
their personal and community identities. Papers could also explore how
Ethnic American women manipulate conventional narrative forms (i.e., slave
narratives, travel narratives, and the autobiographical novel) to claim
subjectivity and to gain access to both the publishing community and
mainstream American society.

 

CFP: Charles W. Chesnutt (11/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 3:26pm
Wright-Mcfatter, Susan

The Charles Waddell Chesnutt Association is seeking papers to be
included in two Chesnutt sessions at the American Literature Association
Conference to be held from May 25-28, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency San
Francisco in Embarcadero Center, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA
94111.

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We would be interested in papers focusing on Chesnutt and film from a
variety of perspectives for one session.

CFP: Race and Faith in African American Literature (1/15/06; collection)

updated: 
Friday, November 11, 2005 - 2:17pm
Tracey Michae'l Lewis

CHARCOAL CANONS

Race and Faith in African American Literature

 

Call for Submissions

 

As chords of a song are composed of very specific notes that create a
recognizable sound to those who are familiar with music, so has most forms
of African American literature, even the most diametrically opposed works,
created similar "sounds" in their discourse on race and faith.

 

CFP: Postcoloniality and Blackness (8/1/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, November 11, 2005 - 1:46pm
Freeman, Patrick L

A CALLALOO CALL FOR PAPERS

POSTCOLONIALITY AND BLACKNESS

Callaloo seeks creative and multi-disciplinary critical submissions for a
special issue on "postcoloniality and blackness." For this issue, we are
interested in looking comparatively at the uneven postcolonial situation of
black peoples and cultures in the 21st century. We seek to explore the
diverse material and political circumstances of black postcolonials, and the
limitations of current postcolonial theorizing for the black experience.

Creative Submissions
Previously unpublished work in all genres, including interviews.

UPDATE: Samuel R. Delany: A Critical Symposium (1/15/06; 3/23/06-3/24/06)

updated: 
Thursday, November 3, 2005 - 5:46pm
krjames_at_buffalo.edu

Below is an updated text for the CFP for the Samuel Delany conference.

CALL FOR PAPERS: SAMUEL R. DELANY - A CRITICAL SYMPOSIUM
SUNY Buffalo
March 23-4, 2006
Deadline: January 15, 2006

"Samuel R. Delany: A Critical Symposium" is a conference intended to provide
an interdisciplinary forum for world-class scholars and innovative writers to
discuss and celebrate Delany's work. As such, it will be the first event of its kind
in the United States.

CFP: Women of Color Caucus (11/21/05; MELUS, 4/27/06-4/30/06)

updated: 
Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 6:48pm
Dodge, Georgina

Call for Proposals

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The MELUS (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the
United States) WOCC (Women of Color Caucus) invites proposals for two
sessions at the MELUS 20th Annual Conference, from April 27-30, 2006,
hosted by Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. Both sessions
engage with the conference theme of "Crosscurrents: Navigating the
Mainland and the Margins in U.S. Ethnic Literatures."

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CFP: Huxley and Chestnutt (no deadline noted; books)

updated: 
Monday, October 24, 2005 - 3:09am
Izzo, David

Huxley's Brave New World: 75th anniversary book of essays-subjects
open--all disciplines

djizzo_at_uncfsu.edu

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Huxley's Time Must Have a Stop-Dalkey archive casebook-as literature and
philosophy

djizzo_at_uncfsu.edu

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Essays on Charles Chesnutt: book

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djizzo_at_uncfsu.edu

CFP: Stealing the Language: Eudora Welty and Women's Humor (1/1/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 3:52am
HRPollack

Call for Papers
Eudora Welty Society at the American Literature Association
May 25-28, 2006
San Francisco, CA
Hyatt Regency, Embarcadero Center

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Alicia Ostriker writes that women have always tried to steal the=20
language -- to =93seize speech=94 and so rework narratives inadequate to=20=

describing women=92s experience. (Ostriker, Stealing The Language: The=20=

Emergence of Women=92s Poetry in America, p 211) =93Stealing the =
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can reiterate and/ or transform old speech in ways that provoke women=20
to liberated laughter.

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