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CFP: Charles W. Chesnutt Association Sessions at ALA (1/15/07; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

Friday, November 10, 2006 - 11:15pm
Wright-Mcfatter, Susan

The Charles Waddell Chesnutt Association is seeking papers to be=20
included in two Chesnutt sessions at the American Literature Association

Conference to be held from May 24-27, 2007 at The Westin Copley, 10
Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02116.


 We would like one session to focus on white characters in Chesnutt's
short and/or long fiction (including the more recently published novels
-Evelyn's Husband and A Business Career).


The second session is open at this point: we will determine the topic=20
upon receipt of abstracts.



If your paper is included in the panel, you must become a member of the
Charles W. Chesnutt Association by March 1, 2007.=20

CFP: August Wilson's Women (12/1/06; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

Friday, November 10, 2006 - 11:14pm
Elizabeth Beaulieu

I am seeking proposals for 10-minute presentations on the topic of women
in August Wilson's cycle of plays. I hope to put together a roundtable
for ALA in Boston (May 24-27, 2007) on the often-unappreciated role
women play in Wilson's depiction of twentieth-century African American

Please send abstracts of approximately 200 words to by December 1, 2006. I would like to include
short papers on 6 or 7 of Wilson's plays, as well as time for discussion
among panelists and audience members.

UPDATE: August Wilson issue of College Literature (4/15/07; journal issue)

Friday, November 10, 2006 - 11:13pm
Carlton Floyd

Manuscripts from 5,000 to 10,000 words that reflect on August Wilson's
legacy and contribution to American culture are invited for a special
issue of College Literature. The editors—Cynthia Caywood and Carlton
Floyd of the University of San Diego and Marilyn Elkins of California
State University at Los Angeles—welcome contributions from all
disciplines that engage the full complexity of Wilson's work. We
encourage contributors to explore his work in a variety of ways: for
example, Wilson and history, Wilson and performance, performance
history, Wilson and women, Wilson and music, Wilson and folkways,
Wilson and place, Wilson and the migration narrative, Wilson and the

CFP: The Black Church: Past, Present, Future (1/15/07; 3/29/07-3/30/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 9:05pm
Sollars, Michael D.

Call for Papers

The Black Church:
Past, Present, Future

The Department of English at Texas Southern University invites you to
submit papers to be presented at the 2007 J. Marie McCleary Symposium on
"The Black Church: Past, Present, Future." The symposium runs March
29-30 at Texas Southern University, Houston, TX.

CFP: Funkativity in African American Culture (12/1/06; 3/29/07-3/30/07)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:38am
Bolden, Anthony

The English Department at The University of Alabama is inviting
proposals for its biannual symposium that will convene March 29-30,
2007. Entitled "Eruptions of Funk," the symposium will provide a venue
in which scholars and artists can engage issues specifically related to
African American cultural memory. Featured speakers include:

Mark Anthony Neal
Brenda Dixon Gottschild
Aldon Lynn Nielsen
Kalamu ya Salaam
Tracie Morris
Cheryl Keyes

CFP: African-American Literature (11/30/06; CEA, 4/12/07-4/14/07)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
Shelia Collins

College English Association National Conference
Thursday, April 12-Saturday, April 14
New Orleans, Louisiana

We invite paper and panel proposals on African-American literature for the
38th annual meeting of CEA. This years general conference theme is "Empathy
and Ethics." Proposals that offer new and inventive readings on
African-American literature will also be considered. Please interpret the
conference theme broadly including but not limited to the following areas: