CFP: Ritual & Spirituality in the African Diaspora (6/1/07; 1/24/08-2/3/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Deidre Crumbley
contact email: 
deidre_crumbley@ncsu.edu

Dear Colleagues,

Publishing a conference paper in a refereed journal is rarely the immediate
outcome of a conference presentation; however, this call for papers is also
a call for such scholarly articles.

 

Please read the email below, visit the website listed below, and if you
still have questions, feel free to contact me directly.

 

Do pass this call on by word of mouth and via your other list-serves.

 

Finally, encourage your Ph.D students to submit abstracts -- the Zora forum
is an excellent source of both intellectual support and constructive
criticism.

 

Deidre Crumbley

            deidre_crumbley_at_ncsu.edu

919 787 8153

 

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CALL FOR PAPERS:

ZORA NEALE HURSTON CONFERENCE OF THE ARTS & HUMANITIES

  EATONVILLE FLORIDA: JANUARY 24 -FEBRUARY 3 2008

Deadline: June 1, 2007

Scholars are invited to submit papers for the Zora Neale Hurston Festival of
the Arts and Humanities in Eatonville, FL January 24-February 3, 2008. Its
theme will be "Ritual and Spirituality in the African Diaspora: An
Exploration of the Zora Neale Hurston Legacy." Researchers in the arts,
humanities, and social sciences are invited to explore religious, ritual,
and symbolic practices among people of African descent throughout the
Diaspora, employing the life and work of Zora Neale Hurston as the context
or point of departure for their papers.

The selection committee will consider papers that address any area of the
African Diaspora, and your topic may address any religious institution or
spiritual tradition. The theme may also be approached from any or several
disciplinary perspectives, and the notion of ritual may be explored in
non-religious and metaphorical contexts. The committee invites a broad and
inclusive range of topics, for example, music and ritual in Afro-Cuban
Santeria, history and exile in the rise of Nova Scotia Black independent
churches, Garifuna ancestor rites in Belize, the reinvention of Haitian
Vodun in Miami, Florida, West African spirit possession legacies in he
Black Sanctified Church, or the role of dance in the veneration of the Black
saint Bava Gor by Sufis in Gujarat, India. Papers that focus on the life and
work of Zora Neale Hurston might, for example, explore engendered rituals of
everyday life in the Seraph of the Suwanee, or examine the ways Zora
negotiated literary rites of passage in her career as a writer in America.

Publication By-Product: Arrangements have already been put in place to
publish selected papers in a conference-focused issue of a refereed academic
journal.

Deadline and Submission Instructions:

Submit a 250 word abstract by June 1, 2007 both by email and by post to:

 

Email: <mailto:deidre_crumbley_at_ncsu.edu> deidre_crumbley_at_ncsu.edu subject
line "ZORA papers 2008"

 

AND

Mail to:

Hurston Papers 2008

Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc (PEC)

227 East Kennedy Boulevard

Eatonville, Florida 32751

 

Full call ?

Visit <http://www.zoranealehurstonfestival.com/festivalabout.html>
http://www.zoranealehurstonfestival.com/festivalabout.html click "Call for
Papers 2008"

 

Questions?

Contact Deidre Crumbley @ 919 787 8153/ deidre_crumbley_at_ncsu.edu

 

 

Dr. Deidre H. Crumbley: Associate Professor

Interdisciplinary Studies Division

Africana Studies Program: Box 8101

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina 27695

deidre_crumbley_at_ncsu.edu

Phone: 919 787 8153

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Deidre H. Crumbley: Associate Professor

Interdisciplinary Studies Division

Africana Studies Program: Box 8101

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina 27695

deidre_crumbley_at_ncsu.edu

Phone: 919 515 7998

Fax : 919 515 9414

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