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CFP: Visual Culture and Collaboration: Callaloo Special Issue (11/1/06; journal issue)

Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 1:05pm
Meta Jones

Call for Papers

Special Issue on Visual Culture. In celebration of its 30th =20
anniversary and its commitment to exploring the intersection of =20
literary and visual art, Callaloo will publish an issue that focuses =20
on visual culture and collaboration in the African American context. =20
This special visual culture issue will feature visual and written =20
works that examine the important crossroads=97where literary and visual =20=

art meet=97that Callaloo provides. We seek, then, creative responses, =20=

CFP: Disability in African Fiction (4/20/06; MLA '06)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:03pm
Olabisi Gwamna

CFP: Disability in African Fiction


Proposals are invited for a panel on the above subject for presentation
at the forthcoming MLA convention in Chicago. While all approaches,
topics and methodologies are welcome, efforts should be made to
critically examine the concept of high or low culture in African
fiction, especially as it relates to disabled characters. The
question, Is There a High or Low Culture in an Oral Society will
hopefully be answered by examining, through selected fictional
portraits, how certain illnesses/handicaps reflect the perceptions of
individuals that are situated in high or low culture.=20


CFP: Afro-Latinos (9/16/06; journal issue)

Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:09pm
Enrique Morales-Diaz

**Call for Papers**


The editors of Phoebe: Journal of Gender and Cultural Critiques seek =
for an issue that looks to answer the following question: =93What does
Afro-Latino mean within the confines of the United States?=20


Deadline: 18th September 2006 (completed essays). If interested, please
send a 300 word abstract by 24th April to the editors at =


Topics include but are not limited to:

-Gender / Sexuality / Race / Ethnicity

-Comparative cultural, historical, or political analysis=20

-English-language =93representations=94 of literatures and cultures of =
Afro-Latino experience in the United States

CFP: African American Documentary (7/25/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:31pm
Frances Gateward

2006 Film and History League Conference

"The Documentary Tradition" Dallas 8-12 November, 2006

AREA: African American Documentary

The relationship of racialized communities to the cinema has been a
contentious one - in all realms, including the non-fiction film. From
early ethnographic films to more recent representations, constructions of
African Americans in documentary have remained problematic - not only in
terms of depictions, but access to production, distribution, and exhibition.

UPDATE: Remembering Nellie McKay (4/3/06; journal)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:30pm
Kimberly Blockett

Update: African American Review is giving us a little more space and time.
Please note the later deadline and higher word limit.

The Nellie Tree: Reflections on the Life of Nellie Y. McKay

Recently, one of the central figures in African-American and Black Women¹s
literary studies, Nellie Y. McKay, passed away. Over the course of her
nearly forty years as an academic, she was one of the premier champions of
African-American literature, particularly the role of its women, as part of
the American canon.

CFP: Masks and Passing in African American Literature (grad) (3/22/06; 4/22/06)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:29pm
Valerie McKee

Masks and Passing in African American Literature
  Panel Chair: Valerie B. McKee
  Call for Papers on Masks and Passing in African American Literature
for the seventh annual graduate English conference entitled
"Encountering the Text: Reading, Teaching, Theorizing, and Writing" at
Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT on Saturday,
April 22 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  Possible topics include, but are not limited to, interpretations of
literary texts regarding themes of "passing," and the character type of the "tragic mulatto."
  Panels will be one and a half hours long. Presentations will be 15 –
20 minutes long (papers should be 6 – 8 pages in length). A proposal