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A Love Letter to "This Bridge Called My Back"

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:00am
Amelia M. Kraehe
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

A LOVE LETTER TO THIS BRIDGE CALLED MY BACK

Call for Chapter Proposals

Book Overview

The University of Bahamas Critical Caribbean Symposium Series on “African Diasporic Masculinities”

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:46am
The University of The Bahamas
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 18, 2019

The University of Bahamas Critical Caribbean Symposium Series on “African Diasporic Masculinities”

Deadline for Submission:

October 18, 2019

Full Name/Name of the Organization:

The University of Bahamas

Contact email:

Ceron.bryant@ub.edu.bs

“African Diasporic Masculinities” sponsored by The University of Bahamas Critical Caribbean Symposium Series

Black Privacy

updated: 
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 1:27pm
The Black Scholar
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Black Privacy

“Here ‘Comes the Colored Hour’: Envisioning Counter-Futures and Diasporic Visions in the Harlem Renaissance Era and Beyond

updated: 
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 6:47am
Christopher Allen Varlack, Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 23, 2019

“Here ‘Comes the Colored Hour’: Envisioning Counter-Futures and Diasporic Visions in the Harlem Renaissance Era and Beyond" 

CLA 80 | Theme: Afrofuturism and Diasporic Visions
April 1-4, 2020 at the Hilton Memphis in Memphis, TN 

Call for Chapters: The Wakandan Civitas and its Panthering Futurity

updated: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:39pm
Vernon Press--Academic Peer-Reviewed
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on African History. All areas of study, including disciplines such as Black History Race Studies and Women's & Gender History, among others, are invited to submit.

Black Panther envisions 'Afrotopic' advancement; in other words, it imagines an Afrocentric utopia. This call invites examinations of black civilization as portrayed in various literary forms (novels, graphic novels, films etc). Discussions will be centered around representation of Africa and the African diaspora.

Feeling (Un)American: Race and National Belonging in the African American Literary Tradition

updated: 
Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:14pm
North East Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In his 1903 The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois poses a question at the heart of the African-American literary tradition: “How does it feel to be a problem?” We see the question’s precursors in Walker’s Appeal, Douglass’ address on the Fourth of July, and Harper’s anti-slavery poetry. It reverberates in Hurston’s “How It Feels To Be Colored Me,” Ellison’s “black and blue,” Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, and Rankine’s Citizen. Taking up the affective relationship between race and national belonging, these texts ask us to contend with what it feels like to be black in a nation founded on anti-blackness. Indeed, as Baldwin and Coates make clear, the problem lies ever “between the world and me.”

 

Liminality and Beyond: Conceptions of In-betweenness in American Culture and Literature

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:46am
University of Zielona Gora, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Recent theories explain that any cultural encounter engenders the particular and, more often than not, peculiar condition of in-betweenness. Even in the past, when the immigrants faced the assimilative pressures within the American society, their identity could hardly be discussed in essentializing terms. The condition of in-betweenness affected political, cultural, emotional, familial, professional, and many other spheres of life. A number of social critics and cultural theoreticians have coined variegated terms regarding the condition of in-betweenness experienced by the representatives of certain cultural groups in attempt to redefine their identities in American society.

If Beale Street Could Talk: Memphis (Blues) Diaspora

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:11am
Antonio Jenkins/ Northeast Modern Language Association 2020 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This is a call for papers for a panel discussion on how places in the American South are used in music, literature, and/or cinema serve as spaces for African American/Black cultural understanding. In particular this panel is looking or papers that describe or explain how Baldwin (1974) and Jenkins (2018) use Beale Street in name to narrate and visualize Black life in 1970s Harlem and beyond.

Please submit an abstract (300 word limit) and bio (100 word limit) to the organiztion portal (hhttps://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18262)

 

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