RMMLA Special Topics Session: Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender: Black Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance

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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

We are seeking participants for a special topics session at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ discussing the works of Black Women Writers during the Harlem Renaissance (1919-1935) Papers should explore, but are not limited to the following:
• how intersections of race and class function in the narratives of Black women
• explorations of sexuality and gender roles
• issues of travel within Black women's writings (both domestically and internationally) and the effects of travel on race, class, and gender
• identity politics and formation
All areas of literature (poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction) as well as those with an interdisciplinary approach will be considered. If you would like to have your paper considered for the panel, please email a 300-400 word abstract (in Word), including your name, affiliated institution, position, and email to jstrathearn@gmail.com or judith.strathearn@colorado.edu .