CFP: Crossings: Assimilation and Acculturation (7/1/06; 11/9/06-11/11/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Robert Alexander
contact email: 
Robert.Alexander@nicholls.edu

The Fletcher Lecture Series Committee of Nicholls State University is
pleased to announce the First Fletcher Lecture Series Conference,
featuring a keynote address by 2006 Fletcher Lecturer Henry Louis Gates,
Jr. The conference will be held November 9-11, 2006, on the campus of
Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana, located in the Bayou
Region of South Louisiana (1 hr. from New Orleans or Baton Rouge; 1 1/2
hours from Lafayette).

General Subject: "Crossings: Assimilation and Acculturation"

Submission deadline: July 1, 2006

Proposal topics may be narrowly focused on any aspect of Henry Louis
Gates, Jr.'s career and accomplishments or broadly focused on any aspect
of the title concerns: cross-racial/cross-cultural literary encounters,
assimilation, acculturation. Potential topics may be cross-disciplinary
(particularly in history and sociology) as long as the focus remains
humanistic rather than technical. Sample topics areas include:

* African-American history and literature
* Protest literature
* Crossing racial barriers
* African and Caribbean Influences on African-American Literature
* Wole Soyinka
* The Blues
* The Harlem Renaissance
* The Literature of Affirmative Action
* Henry Gates's works, historical contexts, and contributions,
especially to our understanding of American culture

A Thursday keynote address by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will be followed by
one and a half conference days. Proceedings volume anticipated.

To submit a proposal for an individual presentation, send a title
(8-word maximum), a 250-word abstract, and a 50-word (maximum) summary
for the conference program. To submit a proposal for a panel, do the
same for the overall panel; cite individual participants (names,
presentation titles, brief overviews). Submit by email to
fletcher.conference_at_nicholls.edu or, if you encounter difficulties, to
virginia.macdonald_at_nicholls.edu or send the proposal to Gina Macdonald,
Department of Languages and Literature, P.O. Box 2023, Nicholls State
University, Thibodaux, LA 70310. For further information: TEL # (985)
448-4453; FAX: (985) 448-7110 (Attention: Gina Macdonald)

R. Allen Alexander, Ph.D.
Director of Retention and Advisor Training and Assessment
University College
Associate Professor
Languages and Literature
Nicholls State University
Thibodaux, Louisiana
(985)448-4096

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cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches