CFP: [African-American] Celebrating African American Literature: The Novel Since 1988

full name / name of organization: 
Lovalerie King
contact email: 
luk13@psu.edu

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 5, 2009

We invite paper, panel, and roundtable proposals on theoretical,
critical, or pedagogical approaches to works produced since 1988.
Proposals focusing on satire, transnationalism, cosmopolitanism, or any
of the topics listed below are also welcomed.

Aesthetic Frameworks or Models
Comedy
Music
Detective Fiction
Ethics
Hip-Hop
Literature and American Legal Discourse
LGBT Novels
Popular Fiction
[Re]constructions of Race and/or Gender
Revisioning Oral Traditions
Revisioning Signifying Practice
Sexuality
Speculative Fiction
Urban Experience Novels

We are especially interested in proposals that address the work of
featured novelists Alice Randall, Mat Johnson, and Martha Southgate.
[Other confirmed speakers and participants include Houston Baker, Jr.,
Maryemma Graham, and Michael Berube.] Selected essays will once again be
edited for publication. The previous conference collection is titled NEW
ESSAYS ON THE AFRICAN AMERICAN NOVEL: FROM HURSTON AND ELLISON TO
MORRISON AND WHITEHEAD.

Conference Web site: http://www.outreach.psu.edu/programs/AfAmNovel
Submit carefully written abstracts (300 words) via e-mail attachment to:
AfAmLit_at_outreach.psu.edu. Make sure to complete identification—with
names, institution name, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Deadline
for submission is February 5, 2009. During March 2009 you will receive e-
mail notification regarding abstract acceptance. Important note: Persons
whose abstracts are accepted should register for the conference by August
15, 2009.

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cfp categories: 
african-american