UPDATE: [African-American] M/MLA 50th Annual Conference: African American Literature Panel I

full name / name of organization: 
Faith Bennett
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M/MLA (Midwest Modern Language Association) African American Literature I Panel CFP:
Intersections of African American Literacies and Popular Culture
        Paper topics should explore connections between popular culture (film, music, TV) and African
American literacies-i.e.,oral, written, digital. For example, Cornel West, one of the most prominent
African American theorists, has produced a rap CD. What are the implications of such crossover
scholarships? Other questions to consider include, but are not limited to, what are the connections
between popular culture and African American literacies? How are these connections defined? What
are the common attitudes and practices that inform African American productions in both popular
culture and literature? Abstracts should be 300 words or less and in Word format. Please send to
fbennet_at_luc.edu by April 15th, 2008.

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