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Fifth Annual State of Black Writers Symposium: Activism in the 21st Century, October 24, 2013
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Africana Institute/Essex County College, Newark, NJ
2013 Call for Papers
Fifth Annual State of Black Writers Symposium
Essex County College’s Africana Institute in partnership with ECC’s Division of Humanities, and the Frances E.W. Harper Literary Society at the Newark Public Library.
The symposium will convene on Thursday, October 24, 2013
The 2013 State of Black Writers symposium will examine “activism” as a continuing paradigm lives and writings of people of African descent. Writers from all academic disciplines, as well as those outside of academia, are invited to participate in this day-long symposium as we consider the state of activism in the African diaspora.
We make a special call to scholars who write and speak in French and/or Creole to submit papers in French and/or English. We look to convene one session in French/Creole. Writers of other languages are also open for consideration.
The proceedings from the symposium will be published.
Other topics and/or critical paradigms can include critical race theory, disability studies, or social entrepreneurialism as activism.
Please send a brief bio and brief abstract of 250-300 words for a 15-20 minute presentation by July 8, 2013 to Rebecca Williams at email@example.com with “State of Black Writers 2013” in the subject line.
If you would like to propose a panel, please provide a complete proposal by July 8, 2013. Proposals should include title, panel description and justification, names of presenters, name of organizer, institutional affiliation (if any), and any technology requests.
Dr. Akil Kokayi Khalfani (firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-877-3219) will provide more information about the symposium.
Prof. Rebecca Williams (email@example.com) will be accepting all proposed panels and presentations.