CFP: Melvin B. Tolson Out of the Archive (5/5/06; MSA, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

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Grant Jenkins
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Panel for Modernist Studies Association 8

University of Tulsa

Oct 19-22


Melvin B. Tolson Out of the Archive


Melvin B. Tolson is one of the few African American writers (along with
James Emanuel, Stanley Edgar Hyman, and four items from Amiri Baraka) to
have his papers housed in the Library of Congress. Composed for 4,000
items including manuscripts of unpublished writing and correspondence
with some of America's most important literary figures, this archive is
an untapped wealth of resources about one of modernisms most important
figures and stands as a document of Modernism itself.


This panel will address not only the wealth of Tolson's arhive, but his
role as "archivist" of modernity through his poetry, editorials, and
unpublished writings. Any paper on Tolson will be considered, but ones
that deal with his archives, his use of source material, or textual
criticism of his writings will be given special consideration.


Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to Grant Jenkins by email
<> by May 5, 2006.


--G. Matthew JenkinsDirector of the Writing ProgramEnglish DepartmentUniversity of Tulsa600 S. College Ave.Tulsa, OK 74104918.631.2573 ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Tue Apr 25 2006 - 10:19:06 EDT

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