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CFP: Black Literature in the Early (Mid)West (2/28/07; MLA '07)

Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:55pm
Eric Gardner

For a proposed special session at MLA 2007:

Black Literature in the Early (Mid)West.

Pre-1900, "West" defined broadly, reflecting changing "frontier" boundaries. The Black press, slave narratives from the (Mid)West, African/Native interactions, Thomas Detter, the Repository of Religion and Literature, the Elevator, the Pacific Appeal, etc.

Abstracts by 28 February 2007 to Eric Gardner (

CFP: 7th Biennial Southern Women Writers Conference: Homecomings (4/2/07; 9/27/07-9/29/07)

Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:23pm
Bucher, Christina

Call for Papers and Creative Submissions
Seventh Biennial Southern Women Writers Conference
Berry College
Mount Berry, GA
September 27-29, 2007
Conference speakers to include: Barbara C. Ewell, Kaye Gibbons, Vertamae
Grosvenor, Minrose Gwin, Lorraine Lopez, Jill McCorkle, Harryette
Mullen, Brenda Marie Osbey, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Minton Sparks,
a special evening with Dr. Maya Angelou
(in conjunction with One Book, Many Voices Rome Community Read)
Since its inception in 1994, the Southern Women Writers Conference has
been devoted to showcasing the works of well known and emerging southern

UPDATE: Representing Segregation (3/15/07; journal issue)

Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 10:12pm

Updated CFP
Update=3A The guest editors of a special issue of African American Revie=
w on Representing Segregation are still looking for proposals for projec=
ts that address the special issue topic in the late nineteenth century=2E=
 The original call for papers is appended below=2E =


The extended deadline for proposals on the late nineteenth century is Ma=
rch 15=2C 2007=2E Send inquiries or proposals to Brian Norman (normbria=40=
isu=2Eedu) and Piper Kendrix Williams (williamp=40tcnj=2Eedu)=2E Complet=
ed papers will due by May 1=2C 2007=2E More information=2C including a l=
ink to the special issue website at http=3A//aar=2Eslu=2Eedu/=2E

UPDATE: Black Diaspora in the South and the Caribbean (2/1/07; 3/16/07-3/17/07)

Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:01pm
Anthony Hoefer

Fourth Annual Conference of the Program in Louisiana and Caribbean Studies at Louisiana State University.
"Black Diaspora in the South and the Caribbean."

Mar 16-17, 2007


Invited keynote speakers include:

-Jane Landers, Associate Professor of History, Vanderbilt University
-Francis Abiola Irele, Visiting Professor of African and African American Studies and Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
-Ifeoma Nwanko, Associate Professor of English Vanderbilt University

The Program in Louisiana and Caribbean Studies at Louisiana State University invites proposals for individual presentations at its fourth annual conference.

CFP: African American and Afro-Caribbean Women Writers (2/15/07; collection)

Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

This is a call for papers to contribute to an article collection on African American and Afro-Caribbean Women Writers.
We are soliciting manuscripts that critically examine contemporary works by African American and Afro-Caribbean women writers. Manuscripts should explore factors that shape African American women's identities and trace processes of memory formation as they occur in domestic and public spheres.
Specifically, we are looking for submissions which address the following areas of influence:
magical realism
gender and sexualities
sites of eating and the role of food

CFP: African American Women Writers (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm
E.M. Clark

This panel invites proposals exploring any African American women writers for the 2007 RMMLA conference in Calgary, October 4-7, 2007. Electronic submission of a 300-word abstract by March 1, 2007 to
  Snail mail may be sent to:
  Erin Mae Clark
  Department of English
  Washington State University
  P.O. Box 645020
  Pullman, WA 99164-5020
  Panelists will be notified by March 15, 2007 and must secure or renew RMMLA membership by April 1, 2007. For more information, please see the RMMLA website,

UPDATE: Edited Collection on Donald Goines (2/25/07; collection)

Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:53am

UPDATE: The deadline to submit abstracts for Literary Hustler of Hood: =
Critical Essays and Reflections on the Works of Donald Goines has been e=
xtended to FEBUARARY 25, 2007. We are currently interested in critical =
essays on the Kenyatta Series, the film adaptation of Goines=92 fiction,=
 and essays on works other than White Man=92s Justice, Black Man=92s Gri=
ef. Please e-mail abstracts (250-500 words) to Dr. Stallings (stalling@= and Dr. Greg Thomas ( Submit abstracts=
 in MS Word. Completed essays will be due by December 1, 2007.

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