Malcolm X’s Assassination and Autobiography Fifty Years Later

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2015
contact email: 
j.m.burrell at csuohio.edu

What are the literary legacies of Malcolm X’s life and death? In 1965, after Malcolm X’s life came to an end, The Autobiography of Malcolm X cemented his status as icon. Malcolm’s death galvanized a nascent Black Arts Movement, inspiring the generation of black nationalist artists that Amiri Baraka termed ‘Malcolm’s sons and daughters.’ This panel invites papers that engage with the enduring resonance of Malcolm X’s life and death for literary and black studies.

Please submit 200-300 word abstracts through NeMLA’s new online system. See the online call for papers to submit abstracts: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html Search by panel title or my name (Julie Burrell) and click “Submit an Abstract” button below the panel description.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
theatre
twentieth_century_and_beyond