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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:

CFP: Women of Color Respond to Violence (8/15/03; collection)

Monday, January 27, 2003 - 10:01pm
Maria Ochoa

Call for Contributors: Seeking 500 - 600 word proposals for essays in an
anthology tentatively titled Resistance and Rage: Women of Color Respond
to Violence. This constellation of work seeks to explore topics such as
the dialectical approaches to the relationship among individual action,
selfhood and collective identity; womenís rights and feminist struggle
as articulated by women of color; traditions of resistance; legal
discursive formulations of rape and self-defense as applied to cases
involving women of color. Essays that expressly address the cases of
Inez Garcia, Joann Little, Yvonne Wanrow, Dessie Woods are encouraged.
Persons invited to submit completed essays will be asked to meet an