CFP: James Baldwin: Work, Life, Legacies (UK) (10/15/06; 6/29/07-6/30/07)

full name / name of organization: 
c.l.kaplan_at_qmul.ac.uk
contact email: 
c.l.kaplan@qmul.ac.uk

CFP: James Baldwin: Work, Life, Legacies (UK) (10/15/06; 6/29/07-6/30/07)

Queen Mary, University of London is hosting a two day international conference
-June 29-30, 2007--to mark the 20th anniversary of James baldwin's death. The
conference will revisit Baldwin's extraordinary career as a novelist, essayist
and playwright; it will explore his thinking about national, sexual and racial
identity and difference, and his analysis of politics and culture. Writers,
critics, artists and filmmakers will look at all aspects of Baldwin's career as
a writer and activist in Europe and in the United States and at his formidable
legacy and widening influence on culture and politics in the new millennium.
Confirmed speakers include: Caryl Phillips, Colm Toibin, Cheryl Wall, Stuart
Hall, Dwight McBride
We welcome papers on every aspect of Baldwin's life and work, and would be
especially interested in his influence on writers and writing, the theatre, art
parctices, on the politics and theory of race and of sexualiy, on American
identity, on his years in Europe, and on his time in Turkey and Africa.
Abstracts of to 500 words should be sent to the organizers, Bill Schwarz, email
b.schwarz_at_qmul.ac.uk and Cora Kaplan, email c.l.kaplan_at_qmul.ac.uk by October
15, 2006.

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