[UPDATE] Adapting the Text: Visual Adaptations of African American Literature (8/10/11; 11/10/11)

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Wendy Rountree / North Carolina Central University
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Call for Papers

Sixth African American Literature Symposium

"Adapting the Text: Visual Adaptations of African American Literature"

North Carolina Central University's Department of English and Mass Communication will host its Sixth African American Literature Symposium on Thursday, November 10, 2011. This year's theme is "Adapting the Text: Visual Adaptations of African American Literature." This symposium will explore ways African American Literature has been (and is) depicted on television, on stage, and in film and the implications of "adapting" these texts. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Karla FC Holloway, James B. Duke Professor of English and Professor of Law at Duke University.

Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Authenticity, Childhood, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Folklore, Drama, Diaspora, Hip Hop Studies, Intertextuality, Film/Television Studies, Memory, Protest, Pop Culture, Silencing, Slave Narratives, Voice, and Women's Studies.

Graduate and creative submissions are also welcomed.

Email a 300-word abstract and brief CV to Dr. Wendy Rountree, North Carolina Central University, wrountree@nccu.edu by August 10, 2011. Participants whose papers have been accepted will be contacted in late August. Completed papers should be sent to Dr. Rountree by October 22, 2011.

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