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CFP: [African-American] James Baldwin Conference 3/19/09-3/21/09

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 3:54pm
Quentin Miller

Suffolk University in Boston is proud to host a three-day conference entitled "James Baldwin: In His
Time / In Our Time." The conference is the next iteration of the highly successful Baldwin
conference hosted last summer at Queen Mary's University in London. Biographer David Leeming
will be the keynote speaker, and we hope to include musical performance and drama as well.
Papers or panels can focus on any aspect of Baldwin's work, his life, or his contemporaries. Please
send 1-2 page proposals to Quentin Miller (qmiller_at_suffolk.edu) by November 15, 2008. Inquiries
are welcome before that date.

UPDATE: [African-American] Critical Perspectives on Percival Everett

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 8:22pm
Keith B. Mitchell

CALL FOR PAPERS: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON PERICIVAL EVERETT

Percival Everett is one of the most gifted African American/American
writers working today. In a brilliant career that spans over twenty-five
years, Everett has written sixteen novel, three short story collections,
one children’s book and one highly acclaimed collection of poetry. Yet,
unlike his contemporaries John Edgar Wideman and Charles Johnson, there
has been a dearth of serious critical attention given to this most
important author. This important collection of essays seeks to remedy
this oversight. Perspective topics include:

CFP: [African-American] AAAHRP 2009 Biennial Black History Conference

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Monday, July 7, 2008 - 7:00pm
Ed Diaz

The Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation
(AAAHRP) is accepting proposals for individual papers, panels, and
workshops for its 2009 Biennial Black History Conference. The conference
is scheduled to be held on Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22, 2009
in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. The Theme of the conference is "Black
History: Full Disclosure." Participants are encouraged to present papers,
introduce original documentaries, form panels, and conduct workshops.

UPDATE: [African-American] NeMLA, Boston, Feb. 26-March 1, 2009

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Friday, June 13, 2008 - 7:43pm
Josephine McQuail

NeMLA convention, Feb. 26-March 1, 2009, Boston, Mass. The Posthumous
Writings of Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison Several posthumous works by
Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison have been published. Wright's A Father's
Law and Ralph Ellison's After the Shooting in 2008; Wright's Juneteenth
(posthumous novel) and Flying Home (collection of short stories), both
edited by John Callahan, in the 90s. Papers or abstracts for presentations
of 15-20 min. analyzing the posthumous works and their quality, or dealing
with editorial problems, on either or both Wright's and Ellison's
posthumous works are welcome. Send proposals or papers to Josephine
McQuail, Box 5053 TN Tech U Cookeville TN 38505 or via e-mail at

CFP: [African-American] Wright and Ellison. NeMLA, Boston, 2/26-3/1/2009

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Friday, June 13, 2008 - 7:39pm
Josephine McQuail

Feb. 26-March 1 2009. Boston, Mass. Northeast Modern Language
Association convention. The Posthumous Writings of Richard Wright and
Ralph Ellison Several posthumous works by Richard Wright and Ralph
Ellison have been published. Wright's A Father's Law and Ralph Ellison's
After the Shooting in 2008; Wright's Juneteenth (posthumous novel) and
Flying Home (collection of short stories), both edited by John Callahan,
in the 90s. Papers or abstracts analyzing the posthumous works and their
quality, or dealing with editorial problems, on either or both Wright's
and Ellison's posthumous works are welcome. Send proposals or papers for
presentations of 15-20 min. to Josephine McQuail, Box 5053 TN Tech U

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