“Ah Got De Law in My Mouth”: Black Women Writing Justice

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
cdj@ucla.edu

Call for Papers
“Ah Got De Law in My Mouth”: Black Women Writing Justice

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

This panel seeks papers which consider the representation of law, rights, and justice in African-American women’s literature. How have African-American women writers critically engaged the legal system and/or portrayed American legal discourse? Topics include, but are certainly not limited to: slavery, the civil rights movement, immigration, suffrage, lynching, and the prison-industrial complex. Please send a 1-2 page abstract and a brief bio as Word or PDF attachments to Courtney D. Marshall, cdj@ucla.edu, with “NEMLA” in the subject line.

Deadline: September 30, 2009

The 41st Annual Convention will feature approximately 350 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Details and the complete Call for Papers for the 2010 Convention will be posted in June: www.nemla.org.

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.

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cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
gender_studies_and_sexuality
international_conferences
postcolonial
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian