Revisiting "The Red Record": Black Women's Lynching Texts-March 15-18, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
courtney.marshall@unh.edu

This seminar seeks papers exploring African-American women’s lynching narratives. How have black women writers used their texts (literary, visual, performance, etc.) to protest ‘lynch law’ and record its impact on American racial and gender formations? What remains unexplored? Possible authors/artists include Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Kara Walker, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Georgia Douglas Johnson. Please send a 1-page abstract and brief biographical statement to Courtney D. Marshall (courtney.marshall@unh.edu) with ‘NEMLA’ in subject line.

The NeMLA conference takes place from March 15-18, 2012 in Rochester, New York.

http://www.nemla.org/index.html

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
modernist studies
poetry
theatre
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond