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African-American Literature (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010).
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College English Association
Call for Papers, African American Literature at CEA 2010
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes
Special topics in African-American Literature is accepting abstracts for presentation on the main conference theme of VOICES. African American Literature is full of powerful voices that help to define the Black community. Within African-American literature we find disparate voices that show various representations of black people across the Diaspora. We seek papers that examine all aspects of Voices in African-American Literature.
The conference theme should be interpreted broadly as we will accept abstracts on any topic related to African-American Literature. Possible topics include:
Voices in the Black Church
General Conference Theme: Voices
Before and after the struggle there, writers everywhere have reflected and influenced the events of their day, and from their experience, the great writers have created texts that have become ageless connections to what is past, or passing, or to come.
Their voices also call for us to acknowledge or recognize beauty or to realize or remember significant lessons -- perhaps via a character like Professor Farber from Fahrenheit 451 or a place like a raft on a river in Huckleberry Finn -- with an urgency no less than the Alamo’s. This correspondence we find within ourselves is our human condition -- but it is the capacity to listen for and to those whose message or memory is unlike our own that makes us scholars. Our voices blend with those we admire or abhor -- creating a text, which (if it stands the test of taste and time) will blend with still other voices, like those of our students, newly discovering “a peak in Darien”-- all wishing to be heard and remembered.
General Call for Papers
Submission: August 21-November 1, 2009