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CFP: "Regenerations" in Black Drama, Theatre, and Performance: Black Theatre Association/Association for Theatre in Hi

Monday, October 9, 2006 - 2:57pm
Melinda Wilson


July 26-29, 2007

New Orleans, Louisiana

The Black Theatre Association (BTA), a Focus Group of the Association
for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), invites complete panel or
individual paper proposals for ATHE's 2007 conference. In light of the
conference locale and theme, "REGENERATIONS," BTA is particularly
interested in panels/papers that consider the roots, growth, and
continuous resurgence of Black theatre and performance. Possible
panel/paper topics include, but are not limited to the following:

Performing Black America From Congo Square to Canada

Black Performances on the Rise

Black Theatre: A New Generation Speaks

CFP: Octavia E. Butler (11/15/06; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/14/07-2/17/07)

Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 2:53pm
Ximena Gallardo

Call for Papers: Science Fiction and Fantasy Area, SW/TX PCA/ACA, Special Topics
  2007 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 28th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 14-17, 2007.
  The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to invite paper and panel proposals on the works of Octavia E. Butler.
  Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, and 500 word panel proposals, including full contact info for all participants, to
  Ximena Gallardo C.:
  Deadline for proposal submissions: November 15, 2006.

CFP: Octavia Butler's Legacy (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Friday, August 4, 2006 - 1:27pm
Shari Evans

CFP: Shaping the Future of Octavia Butler: Towards Understanding Her
Legacy (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Call for Papers
Panel Title: Shaping the Future of Octavia Butler: Towards Understanding
Her Legacy

38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 1-4, 2007
Baltimore, MD

CFP: Themes, Symbols, and Images in African American Literature (grad) (10/31/06; journal issue)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 2:01am
Brett Butler

  An examination of a people's past reveals the present day's progress, and illuminates their future. For its premiere issue, the Literary Horizons Journal, a journal dedicated to publishing the work of graduate students, is soliciting papers that analyze the evolution of themes, symbols, and images in African American Literature.
  The topics may include but are not limited to:
  * The value of education, from Frederick Douglass to Robert Stepto
  * The representation of African American religion in literature
  * The interaction between African Americans and people of other
    racial backgrounds as embodied in literary works

UPDATE: Crossings: Assimilation and Acculturation (8/15/06; 11/9/06-11/11/06)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 10:16pm
Robert Alexander

The Fletcher Lecture Series Committee of Nicholls State University is
pleased to announce the First Fletcher Lecture Series Conference,
featuring a keynote address by 2006 Fletcher Lecturer Henry Louis Gates,
Jr. The conference will be held November 9-11, 2006, on the campus of
Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana, located in the Bayou
Region of South Louisiana (1 hr. from New Orleans or Baton Rouge; 1 1/2
hours from Lafayette).

General Subject: "Crossings: Assimilation and Acculturation"

Submission deadline extended to August 15, 2006

CFP: 19th-C. African American Autobiography (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:30pm
Jason Haslam

New Approaches to 19th-century African American Autobiography
NeMLA Board-Sponsored Panel

38th Annual Northeast MLA Convention
Baltimore, Maryland
March 1-4, 2007

In honor of NeMLA's return to Maryland, the state of Frederick
Douglass' birth, this board-sponsored panel invites papers that focus
on new approaches to nineteenth-century African American
autobiography. Papers may focus on any text or issue, including (but
not limited to) single-author studies, comparative autobiographical
studies, or larger generic issues within African American autobiography studies