UPDATE: [African-American] Black Masculinity Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Caster
contact email: 

Due to interest from several university presses and an NEH grant under
review, we are extending our call for submissions for the collection of

Black Masculinity in U.S. History and Literature, 1730-1945.

Timothy R. Buckner and Peter Caster, eds.

We are seeking contributions for an innovative collection of essays
analyzing how African American masculinity has been practiced and imagined
in American history and literature from the colonial period through World
War II. Our goal is to have historians and literary scholars share topics
and sources in a series of paired chapters chronicling the development,
representation, and contest over African American masculinities. Several
university presses have expressed interest in the project, and we are
seeking abstracts in order to provide a more concrete framework to

Please send a 300 word abstract, brief CV, and 3-5 sentence biographical
statement to pcaster_at_uscupstate.edu and tbuckner48602_at_troy.edu by April
1, 2008.

Following acceptance, essays of 7,000 - 8,000 words should be submitted
September 15, 2008. Contributors will meet at a symposium in Spartanburg,
South Carolina winter 2008/9 to respond to one another’s work.

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