UPDATE: African American Life Writing

full name / name of organization: 
a/b: autobiography
contact email: 
sboyd@westga.edu

_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 sboyd@westga.edu by January 31, 2010. Manuscripts should be between 25-30 pages and formatted according to MLA guidelines.

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african-american
american
classical_studies
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
journals_and_collections_of_essays
popular_culture
postcolonial
religion
rhetoric_and_composition
romantic
theory
travel_writing