African American Lifewriting

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a/b: Auto/Biography Studies
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_a/b: Auto/Biography Studies_ invites submissions for a special issue focusing on African American life writing. We are interested in essays that focus on the contemporary issues of identity that complicate the categories "African American" and "life writing," particularly where these intersect with discussions of genre or discipline. We would like especially to see essays addressing neglected texts, authors, or forms, including life writing in new or neglected media. Essays that advance new approaches to African American life writing, emphasize new critical approaches, discuss lesser known authors, or that address larger generic issues within African American life writing are welcome.

Manuscripts should be e-mailed to the guest editor Stacy Boyd by November 2, 2009. Manuscripts should be between 25-30 pages and formatted according to MLA guidelines.

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