CFP: Race and Literature in the United States (9/15/07; NEMLA, 5/11/08-5/13/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Carlos Hiraldo
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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 or via regular mail to

LaGuardia Community College
c/o Dr. Carlos Hiraldo
31-10 Thomson Avenue
E-103 AA
Long Island City, NY 11101

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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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