American Women Writers of Color Conference Nov. 1 – Nov. 3, 2013

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Salisbury University
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Call for Papers:
American Women Writers of Color Conference
Nov. 1 – Nov. 3, 2013 Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel,
Ocean City, MD

Keynote Speaker:
Daphne Books
Professor of English and African-American Studies at Princeton University

Author of Bodies in Dissent: Spectacular Performances of Race and Freedom, 1850-1910,
Jeff Buckley's Grace, and the forthcoming work Subterranean Blues: Black Women and Sound Subcultures—from Minstrelsy through the New Millennium.

For more than ten years, Salisbury University proudly hosted the American Women Writers of Color Conference, and we are delighted to reinvigorate this meeting anew. We invite individual, panel, and roundtable proposals on all aspects of scholarship on women writers of color of the Americas (North, South, and Central).

We welcome proposals addressing, but not limited to, the following, of any period or genre:

Novels, Graphic Novels, Short Fiction
Memoirs, Autobiography, Biography
Storytelling and Folklore
The Archive(s)
Theatre and Performance
Literary and critical theory
Digital Humanities

Please include a 100-word biography (noting institutional affiliation and contact information) with your 250-word abstract. Send both via e-mail or postal mail by Friday, May 17, 2013 to

April Logan
Assistant Professor
Department of English
Salisbury University
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801-6860

Ocean City is within driving distance of the Harriet Tubman Museum in Cambridge and the Charles H. Chipman Cultural Center, the Delmarva Peninsula's first African-American school and church. It is also near two other scenic beach towns: Bethany and Rehoboth.