Call for Chapters - Collected Essays on Teaching African American Texts by White Faculty

deadline for submissions: 
September 16, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Cheryl Boots / Boston University
contact email: 

Following up the 2019 NeMLA Roundtable “White Allies/Co-conspirators:Teaching African American Literature,” Lexington Books has expressed interest in publishing a collection of essays about white faculty teaching texts by persons of color.

As White faculty, we can certainly learn a great deal from our colleagues of color about our teaching. However, we should not expect them to carry us forward. It is incumbent upon us to work at understanding how we can be allies for racial awareness and be co-conspirators in dismantling systems of racism in American society. Then, we can bring those skills and attitudes into our classes to teach our students how to become allies and co-conspirators as well. While the overarching approach of this book will look at white faculty teaching white students, proposals that address white faculty teaching students of color will also be considered.

Proposals of 200-300 words are invited. Chapters will be 20-25 pages in length. Topics may include theory as well as praxis. Texts are not limited to literature but should be grounded in the humanities. Proposals can also include case studies of service learning where classroom ideas are applied in other parts of the academy or outside its walls.

Proposal submission deadline is September 16, 2019.

If you have any questions, contact Cheryl Boots, cboots@bu.edu.