CFP: Race and Literature in the United States (9/15/07; NEMLA, 5/11/08-5/13/08)
Call for Papers
2008 North Eastern Modern Language Association
Convention in Buffalo, New York
Date: April 11-13, 2008
Deadline for Abstract: September 15, 2007
Please e-mail a one page abstract to
carlosbpvp_at_yahoo.com or via regular mail to
LaGuardia Community College
c/o Dr. Carlos Hiraldo
31-10 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
Include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
A/V requirements (if any)
Who is Black and who is White in U.S. literature? When
is someone from the Asian continent an "other" or an
"American"? Where do Latino and other characterization
of dark-skinned immigrants fit in a literary tradition
previously dominated by the "one-drop" definition of
Black? This panel will explore the role U.S.
literature has played in constructing and reflecting
popular notions of racial categorizations and race
relations throughout the history of the United States.
It will explore how our thinking about race has been
reflected by, created in, and limited by U.S. works of
Prospective topics include but should not be limited
to the following:
* Interracial characters in U.S. in US fiction
* Representations of dark-skinned immigrants in U.S.
* Representation of Latinos in U.S. fiction
* Representation of Latin American immigrants and/or
the issue of Latin American migration to the United
States in U.S. fiction.
* Representations or the questioning of representation
of Asian immigrants as model minorities in U.S.
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Received on Thu May 17 2007 - 15:28:37 EDT