UPDATE: Edited Collection on Donald Goines (2/25/07; collection)

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UPDATE: The deadline to submit abstracts for Literary Hustler of Hood: =
Critical Essays and Reflections on the Works of Donald Goines has been e=
xtended to FEBUARARY 25, 2007. We are currently interested in critical =
essays on the Kenyatta Series, the film adaptation of Goines=92 fiction,=
 and essays on works other than White Man=92s Justice, Black Man=92s Gri=
ef. Please e-mail abstracts (250-500 words) to Dr. Stallings (stalling@=
english.ufl.edu) and Dr. Greg Thomas (gthomas_at_syr.edu). Submit abstracts=
 in MS Word. Completed essays will be due by December 1, 2007.
Thirty years ago, Donald Goines began writing fiction that continues to =
resonate with the masses across the globe. Still in print and very prof=
itable to many, Goines=92s work, however, continues to be undervalued by=
 Black or =93African American=94 literary and cultural critics in academ=
ia, particularly. Hence, we are seeking entries for a collection of ess=
ays on Donald Goines. To date, there has not been one substantial book =
of criticism on his fiction. We are therefore looking to fill this trem=
endous gap with this project: Literary Hustler of Hood: Critical Essays=
 and Reflections on the works of Donald Goines. It seeks to finally off=
er a set of complex and nuanced analysis of his writing, life, and influ=
ence. We aim for the collection to be interdisciplinary, to challenge d=
isciplines, and to defy traditional readings and understandings of Donal=
d Goines, the author, and his whole body of work.
    Possible topics/interests =

Postwar Black fiction =

Black Nationalism and Goines
Prison literature and Goines
Hip-hop culture and Goines
Soul and Goines
Post-blackness and Goines
Black middle class politics
Lower-class/underclass politics
Military and Goines
Masculinity and Goines
Women and Goines
Drugs and Goines
Goines and movie adaptation
Crime and criminality and Goines
Geography and Goines
Aesthetics and Goines
The French/International audience and Goines
Love (familial, platonic, lovers) and Goines =

Friendship in Goines
Chicano representation and Goines
African American Literary Canon
African American popular fiction
Rumors, myths, and Goines
Gender and sexuality in Goines
Queerness and Goines
Alternative publishing and Goines
Goines and Iceberg Slim
Goines and Chester Himes
Goines and transnationalism
Goines and diaspora
Goines and globalism
Urban spaces & Goines
Donald Goines in the classroom/teaching Goines =

----L.H. StallingsAssistant ProfessorDepartment of English4321 Turlington HallGainesville, FL 32611-7310(352)392-6650 ext. 271Fax (352) 392-0860-- http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/stalling/ ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List CFP_at_english.upenn.edu Full Information at http://cfp.english.upenn.edu or write Jennifer Higginbotham: higginbj_at_english.upenn.edu ==========================================================Received on Fri Jan 19 2007 - 20:53:34 EST