Black Masculinity in the Trump Era

deadline for submissions: 
August 7, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
North Carolina Central University
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Black Masculinity in the Trump Era

North Carolina Central University's Departments of Language and Literature and Mass Communication will host the ninth African American Literature/Studies Symposium on Thursday, November 9, 2017.  This year's theme is "Black Masculinity in the Trump Era".  The symposium will explore various contemporary approaches to the study of Black Masculinity in African American Studies.

Possible Paper topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Afrofuturism, Authenticity, Disability Studies, Drama, Folklore, Gender Studies, Hip Hop Studies, Intertextuality, Film/Television, Literary Canon, Memory, Protest, Pop Culture, and Urban Literature

Graduate student submissions and creative submissions such as short films and documentaries are welcomed.

Email a 300-word abstract and brief cv to Co-Chair Dr. Wendy Rountree, wrountree@nccu.edu and Co-Chair Dr. William Robinson, wrobin15@nccu.edu by Monday, August, 7, 2017.

Participants whose papers are selected will be contacted in late August.  Complete presentation papers should be sent to Dr. Rountree and Dr. Robinson by Friday, October 27, 2017. Additionally, accepted participants and presentation papers will be considered for inclusion in an online digital humanities project.