Homebuilding in African American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2011 Special Session
contact email: 
mitchell.717@osu.edu

This panel will explore domestic arrangements in black-authored texts of any time period. If submissions engage literature beyond the boundaries of the United States, the panel title will be changed accordingly. Potential panelists are asked to consider the cultural work that is accomplished by literary portrayals of home life. How do our findings confirm or complicate accepted scholarly understandings of black domesticity?

Please send 500-word abstract and a brief vita by 8 Mar. 2010.
Organizer: Koritha Mitchell (mitchell.717@osu.edu)

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
gender_studies_and_sexuality