CFP: Critical Essays on African American Pulitzer Prize Winning Literature (4/30/07; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Yolanda W. Page
contact email: 
yolandawpage@yahoo.com

Papers are solicited for a collection of critical essays tentatively titled: Crowned with Laurel: Critical Essays on African American Pulitzer Prize Wining Literature . This collection of essays will examine eleven works by African Americans that have won the country’s most prestigious award. Those works are:
   
  1950: Poetry—Annie Allen by Gwendolyn Brooks
  1970: Drama—No Place to Be Somebody by Charles Gordone
  1978: Fiction—Elbow Room by James Alan McPherson
  1982: Drama—A Soldier’s Play by Charles Fuller
  1983: Fiction—The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  1987: Fiction—Fences by August Wilson
  1987: Poetry—Thomas and Beulah by Rita Dove
  1988: Fiction—Beloved by Toni Morrison
  1990: Drama—The Piano Lesson by August Wilson
  2002: Drama--Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks
  2004: Fiction—The Known World by Edward P. Jones
   
  Papers may discuss any aspect of the works. Papers that discuss Charles Gordone’s No Place to be Somebody and Edward P. Jones’s The Known World are especially sought.
   
  Deadline for 250-300 word proposals is January 31, 2007.
   
  Deadline for completed manuscripts is April 30, 2007. Completed manuscripts should be 15-25 pages in length—including works cited page. MLA Style of documentation should be used. Manuscripts should be generated in MS Word (or saved in rich text format). Contributors should submit a one-page CV and a brief biographical statement with the manuscript.
   
  Contacts:
  Dr. Yolanda Williams Page
  University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  2801 S. University Ave
  Little Rock, AR 72204-1099
  Email: ywpage_at_ualr.edu
   
  Terri Jackson Wallace
  Purdue University
  Heavilon Hall-English Department
  500 Oval Drive
  West Lafayette, IN 47907-2038
  Email: tsjackso_at_purdue.edu
   
  Jasmin J. Vann
  University of Houston
  205 Roy Cullen Building-Department of English
  Houston, TX 77004
  Ph: (281) 451-6779
  Email: jjvann_at_uh.edu

Yolanda

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cfp categories: 
african-american