CFP: 19th-Century African American Women Novelists (3/15/07; M/MLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

full name / name of organization: 
R Saulsbury
contact email: 
rsaulsbury@yahoo.com

CALL FOR PAPERS
   
  Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
  November 8-11, 2007
  The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
  Cleveland, OH
   
  AMERICAN LITERATURE I: The Politics of Recovery: 19th-Century African American Women Novelists
   
  This panel will consider the politics and status of the recovery project as it applies to African American women writers. Over the last 10 years, several “new” writers and their novels have been recovered, notably Hannah Crafts’ The Bondwoman’s Narrative, and Julia Collins’ The Curse of Caste; or The Slave Bride. Beginning with Henry Louis Gates’s recovery of Harriet Wilson’s Our Nig, the same claim has been made: “the first novel by an African American woman.” What is the significance of making this claim? How do these novels complicate, challenge, revise our understanding of the history of the American novel, or of the challenges African American women writers faced before the Civil War? Please send a 250-word abstract (as a Word attachment) to Dr. Rebecca Saulsbury at rsaulsbury_at_flsouthern.edu.
   
  Rebecca R. Saulsbury, Ph.D.
  Associate Professor of English
  Co-chair, African American Studies
  Department of English
  Florida Southern College
  111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr.
  Lakeland, FL 33801-5698
  863.838.1132
  rsaulsbury_at_flsouthern.edu

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african-american