CFP: [African-American] Edited anthology on Contemporary Slave Narratives

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Marlene Allen
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Call for Papers for Edited Anthology
Dredging Up Slavery:
Representations of Slavery in Contemporary Popular Culture

Though it has been over a century since it was outlawed in the U.S.,
slavery continually recurs as a theme in literature and other aspects of
American popular culture. Thus, this edited collection seeks to gather
essays that explore how the spectre of slavery appears and/or is rewritten
through a contemporary or even futuristic lens in popular culture. We
seek essays that examine this theme in literature, film, television,
music, graphic novels or comics, contemporary biography or autobiography,

Please send a 500-word abstract of proposed essays along with a cv to the
editors at by December 1, 2008. Inquiries may
also be directed to the editors at this email address. Although email
submissions are preferred, abstracts may also be sent to:

Dr. Marlene Allen
Georgia Southwestern State University
Department of English and Modern Languages
800 Wheatley St.
Americus, GA 31709
Fax: 229-931-2197

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