Circling Our Wagons: Reflections on Hip-Hop Landscape(s) Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Albany State University Department of English

Call for Papers for Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages,
and Mass Communication.

Circling Our Wagons: Reflections on Hip-Hop Landscape(s) Conference
April 11-13 2014

In Hip Hop Wars, Tricia Rose argues that, "Hip Hop has become a primary means by which we talk about race in the United States." Rose's insight delves into the historical evolution of the genre and the sociological progression of the movement called Hip Hop. More importantly, Rose's inquiry of Hip Hop admits that Hip Hop has become an important apparatus by which critics, scholars, and artist can engage and examine the American social, personal, public, and private landscapes.
This conference seeks essays/papers that relate to any aspect of Hip-Hop or Hip Hop studies and pedagogy. Subjects may include, but are not limited to: literature, demographics, history, politics, economics, education, health care, fine arts, religion, social sciences, business and many other subjects. Each presenter will have 15-20 minutes for paper presentations, 45-minute round table discussion on targeted issues or topics are welcome as well as other formats (i.e., ethnodrama, performance, poetry, autoethnography, and fiction). We are also seeking regional and local talent to perform on the final night of the conference. Please include your name, (institutional affiliation) contact information, including email address, and phone number. Send 200-300 word abstract for papers, round tables and other formats to Andre Stefan at by January 19, 2014.