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CFP: [African-American] CFP: SCMLA Special Session: Richard Wright at 100

updated: 
Thursday, February 7, 2008 - 1:04am
Jeremy Dean

South Central Modern Language Association Convention
November 6-8, San Antonio, Texas

Special Session: Richard Wright at 100

This session investigates the continued significance of Wright’s life and
work in the centennial year of his birth. Papers that offer new readings
of well-studied texts and readings of understudied texts preferred.

Submit 200-300 word abstracts to jeremydean_at_mail.utexas.edu by February 16th.

CFP: [African-American] Richard Wrightâs International Texts and Contexts

updated: 
Friday, February 1, 2008 - 7:33pm
D. Stringer

I am soliciting abstracts for a proposed Special Session at the 2008 MLA
Convention [27-30 December 2008 in San Francisco]. Accepted panelists
must be MLA members by April 1, 2008.

2008 marks the centennial of Richard Wright’s birth, and an opportune
moment for reconsiderations of his lesser-read, nonfiction works, as well
as his trans-national and non-aligned writerly commitments more broadly.
Important topics include:

--Wright’s travel writing (Black Power, The Color Curtain, and Pagan
Spain)

--Wright’s interest in rearticulating Marxist and Freudian theories to
reflect post-colonial realities

--Wright’s personal and authorial position vis-à-vis the Cold War

UPDATE: [African-American] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

updated: 
Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:00pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may include:

CFP: [African-American] Critically Forgotten (grad) (2/15/08; (dis)junctions, 4/11/08-4/12/08)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 5:14am
Susana Brower

CFP: Critically Forgotten (grad) (2/15/08; (dis)junctions, 4/11/08-
4/12/08)

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be held at (dis)
junctions, the University of California, Riverside's 15th Annual
Humanities Conference, which will be on April 11-12, 2008. This year's
theme is “Where the Streets are Re-Named.”

CFP: [African-American] Border Games for (dis)junctions conference

updated: 
Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 12:54am
Nicoletta da Ros

The border is a world of multiple conflicts and difficult definitions,
inhabited by individuals who navigate different frames of reference,
cultural issues, gender roles and performances, economic statuses and
conditions in order to construct a viable identity for themselves.

This panel questions the monoreferentiality or concepts such as cultural
identity, linguistic identity, tradition, gender roles and sexuality,
geography, and nationhood, exploring the ‘borders’ within each of these
categories.

CFP: [African-American] UCLA Southland Conference: Genre Matters

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 6:41am
Laura Haupt and Sam See

19th Annual UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Conference Title: Genre Matters
Conference Date: Friday, May 16, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Lowell Gallagher, UCLA Department of English

CFP: [African-American] Announcement

updated: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 3:45pm
Terri Pantuso

AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN’S LANGUAGE CONFERENCE
7-8 March 2008
Holiday Inn Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX
The African American Women’s Language Conference will enable:
• Scholars to gain a broader, more interdisciplinary understanding
of language use in the African American community by women as well as the
ever more needed educational, sociocultural, and ecological aspects of
AAWL.
• Scholars of language variation in American English and scholars
in language variation in the Americas to look at African American
Language (AAL) and AAWL more globally in order to understand the dynamic
and still uncertain relationship between them and other varieties of
language in the Americas.

CFP: [African-American] Black Theatre Association - Debut Panel

updated: 
Friday, January 11, 2008 - 1:16am
Jonathan Shandell

CALL FOR PAPERS â€" ATHE 2008
8th ANNUAL BTA DEBUT PANEL
The Black Theatre Association (BTA), a focus group of the Association for
Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), seeks essay submissions for its 8th
Annual Debut Panel. We encourage all graduate students and non-tenured
faculty working on African American theatre and performance studies who
have never presented at ATHE or a national conference to apply. Papers may
consider any aspect of African American dramatic criticism, theatre
history, plays, playwrights, performers, directors, designers, etc. The
highest quality papers will be selected by our distinguished panel of
theatre scholar judges: Harry J. Elam, Jr., Olive H. Palmer Professor in

CFP: [African-American] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

updated: 
Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 4:15pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may include:

CFP: [African-American] SCMLA 2008 Literature and Psychology Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 5:00pm
Ronald Fields

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for the Literature and Psychology
panel of the SCMLA conference being held in San Antonio, TX November 6-8,
2008. In keeping with the conference theme of “borders,” the session is
called “Literature and Psychology: Humanity on the Border.” This session
explores the psychological aspects of literary works or authors as they
relate to existence on various borders or margins, with particular
interest in psycho-cultural borderlines. Potential topics include:

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