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CFP: The Color Purple (4/1/07; collection)

Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 11:57pm

Rodopi Press Amsterdam/Atlanta announces a new series of literary studies
entitled "Dialogue" under the general editorship of Michael J. Meyer. The
series will offer new and experienced scholars the opportunity to present
alternative readings and approaches to classic texts. Plans are being made for a
volume on Alice Walker's The Color Purple. The guest editors for this volume
will be Delroy Constantine-Simms and Kheven LaGrone.
The Color Purple is a simple story that has been criticized and acclaimed
worldwide. It was an award winning novel, then an award winning Hollywood
movie and more recently, an award winning Broadway play. The movie was accused

CFP: Critical Essays on African American Pulitzer Prize Winning Literature (4/30/07; collection)

Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 10:59pm
Yolanda W. Page

Papers are solicited for a collection of critical essays tentatively titled: Crowned with Laurel: Critical Essays on African American Pulitzer Prize Wining Literature . This collection of essays will examine eleven works by African Americans that have won the country's most prestigious award. Those works are:
  1950: Poetry—Annie Allen by Gwendolyn Brooks
  1970: Drama—No Place to Be Somebody by Charles Gordone
  1978: Fiction—Elbow Room by James Alan McPherson
  1982: Drama—A Soldier's Play by Charles Fuller
  1983: Fiction—The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  1987: Fiction—Fences by August Wilson
  1987: Poetry—Thomas and Beulah by Rita Dove
  1988: Fiction—Beloved by Toni Morrison

CFP: Teaching Toni Morrison (3/31/07; MMLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 10:59pm
Melissa Daniels

Teaching Toni Morrison

Calls for Papers
Midwest Modern Language Association
8-11 November 2007

This panel seeks papers that address pedagogical responses to Toni Morrison. Proposals should
explore/discuss the following issues:

·Representations of black male masculinity
·Class difference
·Canon formation: Where do we situate Morrison in the teaching of American and/or African-American

Email 200 word abstracts, full-length papers, or questions by March 31, 2007 to:

Melissa Daniels
PhD Student
Department of English,
Northwestern University

UPDATE: Funkativity in African American Culture (1/15/07; 3/29/07-3/30/07)

Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 1:16am
Bolden, Anthony

The English Department at The University of Alabama is inviting
proposals for its biannual symposium to be held March 29-30, 2007.
Entitled "Eruptions of Funk," the symposium will provide a venue in
which scholars and artists can engage issues specifically related to
African American cultural memory. Featured speakers include:

Mark Anthony Neal
Brenda Dixon Gottschild
Aldon Lynn Nielsen
Rickey Vincent
Kalamu ya Salaam
Tracie Morris
Cheryl Keyes

CFP: African Americans and the Environment (1/1/07; ASLE, 6/12/07-6/16/07)

Saturday, December 9, 2006 - 10:46pm

Panel proposal for the upcoming conference of the Association for the Study of
Literature and Environment at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina,
June 12-16, 2007:

African Americans and the Environment

As ecocriticism continues to expand its borders from the study of traditional
nature writing, so too must the perception of the American “nature experience”
extend beyond what has largely been a white pastime. This panel will consider
literary representations of African Americans and nature by black and white
writers, pre- and post-Civil War, which engage issues of ecological ethics,
environmental justice and activism, agriculture, gardening, and beyond.