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CFP: [African-American] Racial Passing Since 1990 (9/14/07; collection)

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 3:21pm
Julie Cary Nerad

Much insightful scholarship has been published on the representation of
racial passing in American literature, especially in texts from the
antebellum period through the Harlem Renaissance and Jim Crow segregation.
Even in a “post Civil Rights era,” however, racial passing has continued to
interest writers as a means to explore identity and race relations in
America. Within the last decade and a half, authors as diverse as Elizabeth
Atkins Bowman, Wesley Brown, Alice Randall, Philip Roth, and Danzy Senna,
among others, have incorporated racial passing within novels. Perhaps the
most highly visible evidence of the continued relevance of racial passing

UPDATE: 19th Century Southern Black Writers (7/15/07; journal issue)

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 8:04pm
Sherita L. Johnson

As a Guest Editor of The Southern Quarterly, I would like to update the call for
papers I'd submitted previously. The Southern Quarterly solicits essays for the
special issue " 'My Southern Home': The Life and Literature of 19th Century
Southern Black Writers," scheduled for publication Spring 2008. Below is a copy
of the new announcement with submission details, noting the updated deadline of
July 16, 2007. Please continue to advertise this announcement on your website.
If you should have any further questions or concerns, please contact me


CFP: Black Middle-Class Performances (6/15/07; collection)

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 7:28pm
Tsemo, Bridget H

Call for Contributors
>From Bourgeois to Boojie: Black Middle-Class Performances
We seek engaging papers/writings for an edited book collection. The essays are being compiled in recognition of the golden anniversary of E. Franklin Frazier's controversial monograph __Black Bourgeoisie__ (1957), and must discuss both class and blackness as expressed in film, literature, media, music, autobiography/biography, theatre, or the performance of everyday life. The publisher for the collection will be announced at a later date.

CFP: African and African-American Popular Culture (7/15/07; 10/5/07-10/6/07)

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 10:07pm
Kylo Hart

We invite panel and individual-paper proposals for the African and
African-American Popular Culture Conference, to be held at Plymouth
State University (Plymouth, New Hampshire) October 5-6, 2007. The
members of the conference committee are seeking contributions that
examine noteworthy forms of African diasporic cultural production,
during any historical era, at the intersection of popular culture.
Participants are encouraged to interpret the conference theme broadly
and innovatively. Individual presentations will be limited to 20
minutes in length.