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CFP: The African American West (6/7/06; WLA, 10/25/06-10/28/06)

Saturday, May 20, 2006 - 2:09pm

Panel Title: The African American West

Conference: Western American Literature Association, Boise, Idaho,
October 25-28, 2006.

This panel will examine the various ways that African American
experience in the American West has been depicted and imagined. We will
emphasize the wide range of those experiences, from the earliest black
pioneers to contemporary writers who have lived in or written about the
West. Papers that focus on the depiction of African American experience
in other media (film, television, etc.) than literature are also

Please send 250-300 word abstract with name, address, affiliation,
email, phone, fax, and A/V requests by June 7, 2006 to:

CFP: African-American Coal Miners (9/1/06; 3/16/07)

Monday, May 15, 2006 - 4:35pm
Gib Prettyman

Paper proposals are invited for a conference entitled "Living Together,
Working Together: African-American Miners and the Coal Culture of
Southwestern Pennsylvania, 1870-1970." The conference is sponsored by the
Coal and Coke Heritage Center at The Pennsylvania State University's
Fayette Campus and is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical
and Museum Commission. It will be held March 16, 2007. We have funding to
publish selected papers in a conference proceedings.

CFP: Black Theatre at the Crossroads (5/31/06; ASTR, 11/16/06-11/19/06)

Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:43pm
Robert Craig Baum

In Our Hands: Black Theatre at the Crossroads

Jean Young, Cornell University
Robert Craig Baum, European Graduate School

Hotel Allegro, Chicago November 16-19, 2006


 * * * The deadline for submission is May 31, 2006 midnight. * * *


The question is not whether or not Black Theatre is valid so much as
it is recognizing that it is in an invalid state and must recover its
protean expressive force to survive the next millennium.

CFP: Black Poetry Out of the Archive (5/6/06; MSA, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 2:18pm
Grant Jenkins

Call for Papers


Panel for Modernist Studies Association 8

University of Tulsa

Oct 19-22


Black Poetry Out of the Archive


Because poetry written by blacks in the United States since the turn of
the 20^th Century has mainly been defined in terms of its oral or
experiential power, little attention has been given to the literate
aspects of that poetry's development, production, or publication.
Archives, of course, are the record of such literate processes, and many
of the archives of some of modernism and postmodernism's most important
black writers have yet to be adequately studied for the critical light
they can shed on the poetic work.


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