Rainbows of Artistry: Dancers, Divas, Actors and Writers of the Harlem Renaissance

full name / name of organization: 
Paine College - Division of Humanities
contact email: 
ewilliams@paine.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
CONFERENCE ON THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE
“RAINBOWS OF ARTISTRY: DANCERS, DIVAS, ACTORS AND WRITERS”
PAINE COLLEGE
AUGUSTA, GA
NOVEMBER 9 – 11, 2011

The Division of Humanities at Paine College is requesting proposals for the annual Conference on the Harlem Renaissance to be held on the campus of historic Paine College.

The theme for 2011 is “Dancers, Divas, Actors and Writers: Rainbows of Artistry.” The focus for presentations will center on the arts, history, social implications, and political significance of the dancers, divas, actors and writers of the Harlem Renaissance Era.

Possible areas of inquiry include but are not limited to:
• Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance
• Community Organizations and the Harlem Renaissance
• The Plurality of Musical Expression during the Harlem Renaissance
• Patronage During the Harlem Renaissance
• Drama and the Harlem Renaissance
• Political Boundaries and Artistic Risk
• Opportunity and Crisis: Impact During the Harlem Renaissance
• Emergent Performance Art(s)
• Intersections of Race, Class, and Culture
• Gender, Sexuality and the Impact on Artistic Production
• Erotic and Exotic Renderings towards Misinterpretations of the Harlem Renaissance
• Spirituality, Religion and Faith During the Harlem Renaissance

Proposals/Abstracts are sought in three categories:
• Professors, independent scholars, artists and designers
• Graduate students
• Undergraduate students

Submission Requirements: Individual proposals/abstracts should be no more than 250 words and panel abstracts should be more than 750 words. A clear explanation of the significance of the presentation is requested. Indicate all participants, status (professor, independent scholar, artist, designer, and student) and tentative title/focus of the panel and/or individual presentation.

Proposals/Abstracts should be submitted no later than Friday, August 26, 2011. Earlier submissions to ensure participation and capacity are encouraged. Submit electronically to ewilliams@paine.edu or Postal Mail:
Dr. Emily Williams
Chair, Division of Humanities
1235 Fifteenth Street
Augusta, GA 30901

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
interdisciplinary
twentieth_century_and_beyond