UPDATE: [African-American] Black Writers and the Left ( 09/15/07; NEMLA, 04/10/08-04/13/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Kristin Moriah
contact email: 
kristin.moriah@mail.mcgill.ca

Northeast Modern Language Association 39th Annual Convention

April 10-13, 2008, Buffalo, New York

Panel: Black Writers and the Left

This panel will explore the connection between Marxism and African
American literature. Black writers who were involved with leftist
movements during the early part of the twentieth century included Claude
McKay, Chester Himes, Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison. Proposals that
explore the ways race complicated the role of the black writers involved
in leftist movements, and the ways these political movements influenced
their work are welcomed.

Please email abstracts (250-500 words) and questions by September 15 to
Kristin Moriah (kristin_moriah_at_mail_mcgill_ca)

Kristin Moriah
McGill University Department of English
853 Sherbrooke Street West
Arts Building, Room 155
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2T6

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