[UPDATE] New Directions: African American Literature in the 21st Century (8/12;11/7)

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Dr. Wendy Rountree / North Carolina Central University
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North Carolina Central University's Department of Language and Literature will host its Seventh African American Literature Symposium on Thursday, November 7, 2013. This year's theme is "New Directions: African American Literature in the 21st Century". This symposium will explore contemporary approaches to the study of African American Literature. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Sheila Smith-McKoy, Associate Professor of English and Director of the African American Cultural Center at North Carolina State University.

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

Afrofuturism, Authenticity, Childhood, Cultural Studies, Disability Studies, Drama, Film/Television, Folklore, Gender Studies, Graphic Novel, Hip Hop Studies, Intertextuality, Literary Canon, Memory, Protest, Pop Culture, Slave Narratives, Urban Literature, 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 12, 2013.

Participants whose papers are selected will be contacted in late August. Complete papers should be sent to Dr. Rountree by Thursday, October 24, 2013.