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CFP: Encyclopedia of African American Literature (no deadline noted; encyclopedia)

Monday, April 21, 2003 - 9:05pm
J. David Macey, Jr.

An Encyclopedia of African American Literature

The editors of "An Encyclopedia of African American Literature," currently
under contract with Greenwood Press, seek authors for entries on all aspects
of African American literature. Entries in the five-volume "Encyclopedia"
will address authors, movements, and genres as well as the historical and
cultural contexts of African American literature and its critical reception
and interpretation.

For further information, including detailed guidelines for submission, please
e-mail the editors, Hans Ostrom ( and David Macey
(, or write to

CFP: Black Literature, Law and Public Policy (5/15/03; collection)

Friday, April 18, 2003 - 12:46am
Roberts, June

This is a request for submissions for an edited volume of papers on African
American literature and its relationship to the law, public policy and
social change, generally. Topics may include slave narratives in relation
to the fugitive slave laws, Dred Scot decision and other public
constructions of and constraints on black life. The literature's relation to
the practices of jim crow segregation, lynching, voting rights, etc.
Literary intervention into or contribution to the discourses of the civil
rights movement, slavery reparations, equality in housing, employment and
education, affirmative action and so on are also suitable subjects. This is

CFP: Black British Literature (1/20/04; journal issue)

Wednesday, April 2, 2003 - 6:16pm

Obsidian III: Black Literature in the African Diaspora invites essays, short
fiction, and poetry, for a special issue on Black British Literature. We invite
work that addresses a variety of the issues reflected in this burgeoning field
such as childhood, old age, memory, history, gender issues, and post
independence. We are also interested in innovative essays engaging critical
pedagogy in the field and issues of theory. We also welcome interviews with
major figures in the field and single or multiple author explorations.
Inquiries are welcome. Deadline for submission is January 20, 2004.

CFP: James Baldwin and Toni Morrison (9/1/03; journal issue)

Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 6:06pm
Lovalerie King

        Call for Critical or Theoretical Comparative Essays on the Fiction
        and Nonfiction of James Baldwin and Toni Morrison
        for a Special Issue of
        We seek essays that address the following:
        IDENTITY (racial, sexual, or otherwise)
        LOVE and/or DESIRE
        Submit finished 8,000-10,000 word essays, following The Chicago
        Manual of Style, 14th Ed., no later than September 1, 2003 to one
        of the guest editors below:

CFP: James Baldwin (5/1/03; journal issue)

Thursday, March 20, 2003 - 10:30pm


In 2003, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of
James Baldwin's provocative narrative *Go Tell It On The Mountain*. To
celebrate this achievement, MAWA Review will devote its Winter issue to
the discussion of Baldwin's novel. We solicit your help in making this
issue a successful one. The editorial board invites papers for possible
consideration in this issue on a variety of topics related to the
prominent themes in Baldwin's narrative:

CFP: Whiteness and Black Masculinity (4/7/03; MMLA, 11/7/03-11/9/03 & possible collection)

Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 5:07am
Betina Entzminger

"Whiteness and Black Masculinity." Some might argue that the subject of
literature (as practiced in the West) has always been white and male;
however, by arriving at whiteness studies through multiculturalism and
postcolonialism, and arriving at masculinity studies through feminism and
queer theory, it is possible to reexamine the construction of both
whiteness and masculinity in such a way that confronts their aura of
homogeneity and problematizes what had for so long been presented as

CFP: Soundings: American Minority Women Writers (5/1/03; website)

Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 3:45am
s. hyon

=8B Voices from the Gaps (
Soundings (

Call for Papers: =B3Soundings,=B2 a new section of VOICES FROM THE GAPS website

The award-winning web project Voices from the Gaps (,
dedicated to the lives and works of North American women writers of color,
is proud to launch SOUNDINGS ( as
part of the site=B9s new, smart redesign. A new section of the Voices website
that encourages critical conversations on the works of women of color
writers, SOUNDINGS invites writers to submit critical essays or short
academic papers in response to questions such as: