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CFP: Claude McKay Critical Reader (9/15/04 & 1/7/05; collection)

Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 3:58am
Dennis Chester

A Claude McKay Critical Reader

While a major figure in the literature of the Harlem Renaissance, Claude
McKay continues to be frequently marginalized - and misunderstood - in
discussions of the era. In an effort to further develop the critical
understanding of this intriguing early twentieth-century author, we are
looking for essays that address any aspect of McKay's work to include in
a forthcoming critical reader. Topics on McKay may include, but are not
limited to:

CFP: African American Education (5/30/04; essay collection)

Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 1:26am
Anna Mae Duane

CFP: Essay Collection

Race, Education, Identity:
Narratives of African American Education

We invite submissions for an forthcoming published collection of essays
exploring the complex relationship between African Americans and education in
the United States. In light of recent legal developments concerning
Affirmative Action, we seek to develop a genealogy of narratives exploring the
myriad ways education has impacted the formation of black identities (both
from within and without black communities) and the ways African Americans have
shaped—and continue to shape—national narratives of education.

CFP: Perspectives on African American Literature (7/31/04; collection)

Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 11:08pm
Harry Olufunwa

After some three centuries of recognised existence, the time is ripe to take a comprehensive look at the nature of African American literature. From being one aspect of the residual tradition of enslaved Africans to the distinguished corpus of literary works that are available today, it can be said that the literature has come a long way from its humble origins. Barriers peculiar to African Americans, especially racial prejudice, have been largely overcome, and a literary tradition worthy of its greatest exponents has come into being. What has been the driving force of this literature? What are the themes and motifs that shape it?

CFP: Africa: Myths and Realities (7/1/04; journal issue)

Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 5:56am
Paula Burnett

 CFP: Africa: Myths and Realities (7.1.04; journal issue)

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free-access peer-reviewed online journal

for cultural, historical and social studies and creative work

Submissions are invited on Africa-related topics, including:

Aspects of the history, sociology or culture of African communities.

The problematics of national, regional and other identities.

African diasporas.

CFP: Africa in India, India in Africa (5/15/04 &amp; 8/30/04; collection)

Friday, March 19, 2004 - 5:52am
John Hawley

"Africa in India, India in Africa." Among the topics to be addressed
in this collection of essays will be the following: The Siddhis of
Gujarat, and contemporary interaction between African nations and south
Asia; The two waves of Indians to Africa; subsequent migration from and
within Africa in the 20th century; West Indian migration to Britain and
interaction with African immigrants in Britain; West Indian migration to
the US, and interaction with African Americans; Self-representations and
objectification by others in film, fiction, drama, etc.; Political and
economic interaction among local and immigrant communities. On a
broader theoretical plane, this collection of essays seeks 1) to address

UPDATE: Women in U. S. Race Riots (3/31/04; collection)

Wednesday, March 10, 2004 - 5:42am
Julie Cary Nerad

UPDATE: Call for Papers

Abstracts on women's roles in specific race riots (listed below) are
invited to complete a collection tentatively entitled "Rage, Resistance,
and Representation: Women in U. S. Race Riots."

Springfield, IL (1908); East St. Louis, IL (1917); Chicago, IL (1919);
Detroit, MI (1943)

CFP: African American Poetry and Internationalism (6/1/04; journal issue)

Monday, February 23, 2004 - 3:17am

By June 2004, I plan to finish editing a journal issue on African American
Poetry and Internationalism, which will have a special focus on the period of
the sixties and seventies, and the Heritage Series of Black Poetry published by
Paul Breman. I would welcome the opportunity to read a small number of
additional articles relating to British-American intersections of poetry publication
during this period, or poets whose work appeared in the Heritage Series,
especially Russell Atkins, Lloyd Addison, Ellease Southerland (Ebele Oseye), James
W. Thompson, Clarence Major, Mukhtarr Mustapha, Ray Durem, Sebastian Clarke
(Amon Saba Saakana), Eseoghene (Lindsay Barrett), Ronald L. Fair, and Samuel W.