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CFP: [African-American] Hauntings: Spectres, Spectrality and Spectatorship

updated: 
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 2:43am
Deirdre Linkiewicz

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture
affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate scholars
to contribute articles, ficto-criticism, reviews, and opinions for a
special issue produced in conjunction with the convenors of UNSW’s School
of English, Media and Performing Arts Symposium. Revised papers from the
Symposium as well as new submissions are encouraged. Possible themes
include but are not limited to:

CFP: [African-American] Literature of the Civil Rights Movement

updated: 
Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 12:52am
Rebecca Weaver-Hightower

Call for papers: 1950’s and 1960’s American Poetry

This proposed session is for the interdisciplinary conference, “John F.
Kennedy: History, Memory, Legacy” to be held on the University of North
Dakota’s campus September 25-27, 2008.

CFP: [African-American] CFP - 2009 MLA panel session sponsored by the Folklore and Literature Discussion Group

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 8:45pm
David Todd Lawrence

Folklore and Gayl Jones' CORREGIDORA. Seeking papers exploring the ways
CORREGIDORA can be understood as a folkloric text. Emphasis on the blues,
orality, family or personal narrative, participatory reading, etc. 350 word
abstracts by March 14th to David Todd Lawrence (dtlawrence_at_stthomas.edu).

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CFP: [African-American] Intersections of African American Literacies and Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 8:47pm
Faith Bennett

M/MLA (Midwest Modern Language Association) African American Literature I Panel CFP:
Intersections of African American Literacies and Popular Culture
        Paper topics should explore connections between popular culture (film, music, TV) and African
American literacies. For example, Cornel West, one of the most prominent African American
theorists, has produced a rap CD. What are the implications of such crossover scholarships? Other
questions to consider include, but are not limited to, what are the connections between popular
culture and African American literacies? How are these connections defined? What are the common
attitudes and practices that inform African American productions in both popular culture and

CFP: [African-American] CFP John Brown Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 3:15pm
Peggy A. Russo

John Brown Remembered: 150th Anniversary of the Raid on Harpers Ferry.
Multi-disciplinary, academic symposium.
Content areas: John Brown's plan, John Brown and Frederick Douglass,
Events leading up to the raid, Individual raiders, Survivors of the raid,
the Secret Six, the trial, Press coverage of the raid, Lincoln's
response, Responses in the North and/or the South, Governor Wise,
Political responses to the raid.
Submissions: 300 word proposals by 15 January 2009.
Conference dates: 13-17 October 2009
Location: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry, WV.
Plenary Speakers Include: Dr. David Blight, Dr. Spencer Crew, Dr. Paul
Finkelman.

UPDATE: [African-American] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

updated: 
Monday, February 25, 2008 - 11:59pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the
Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th,
2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may
include:

CFP: [African-American] Potentiality and the Unfinished States of Literature (3/20/08; MLA '08)

updated: 
Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 1:38am
Alysia Garrison

CFP: “Potentiality and the Unfinished States of Literature”
A Panel of the MLA Graduate Student Caucus, MLA 2008

The Graduate Student Caucus, an affiliate organization of the MLA, is pleased to invite current
graduate students to submit proposals for twenty-minute papers for a panel discussion titled
“Potentiality and the Unfinished States of Literature” at the 2008 MLA annual meeting, 12/27-
12/30 in San Francisco. This panel will investigate “potentiality” as a means of thinking the
conditions of possibility of literature in all of its habits and guises.

CFP: [African-American] Short Moving Images

updated: 
Monday, February 18, 2008 - 9:17pm
Nicole Richter

IN SHORT JOURNAL
CALL FOR PAPERS

The University of Miami is currently accepting submissions for its new
online journal devoted to the study of short moving images. The journal has
been created to construct a scholarly response to recent media developments
in viral videos and forms of “remote controlled viewing.”

We seek submissions on the following topics:

Short films
Music Videos
Commercials
Video Art
You-tube/Online Videos
T.V. episodes
Readings of a single scene from a longer film.

CFP: [African-American] SCMLA Women of Color

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 7:53pm
Ravyn Wilson-Bernard

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for the Women of Color Session at the
2008 SCMLA conference held in San Antonio, TX, November 6-8. In keeping
with the conference theme of “Borders,” the title of this session
is “Im/migration in Women’s Literature.”

This panel seeks to engage a diversity of critical and theoretical
approaches as represented by Gloria Anzaldua, Homi K. Bhabha, Gayatri
Spivak, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Cheryl A. Wall, and others. Paper may
contemplate im/migration tropes in both literal and imagines spaces.

Please send 200-300 word abstracts electronically as Word documents to
Ravyn Wilson-Bernard (bernardr_at_wabash.edu).

CFP: [African-American] Im/migration in Women's Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 4:36pm
Ravyn Wilson-Bernard

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for the Women of Color Session at the
2008 SCMLA conference held in San Antonio, TX, November 6-8. In keeping
with the conference theme of “Borders,” the title of this session
is “Im/migration in Women’s Literature.”

This panel seeks to engage a diversity of critical and theoretical
approaches as represented by Gloria Anzaldua, Homi K. Bhabha, Gayatri
Spivak, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Cheryl A. Wall, and others. Paper may
contemplate im/migration tropes in both literal and imagines spaces.

Please send 200-300 word abstracts electronically as Word documents to
Ravyn Wilson-Bernard (bernardr_at_wabash.edu).

UPDATE: [African-American] Black Masculinity Collection

updated: 
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 11:46pm
Peter Caster

Due to interest from several university presses and an NEH grant under
review, we are extending our call for submissions for the collection of
essays.

Black Masculinity in U.S. History and Literature, 1730-1945.

Timothy R. Buckner and Peter Caster, eds.

UPDATE: [African-American] UCLA Southland Conference: Genre Matters

updated: 
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 3:59am
Laura Haupt and Sam See

19th Annual UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Conference Title: Genre Matters
Conference Date: Friday, May 16, 2008
Keynote Speakers: Lowell Gallagher and Yogita Goyal, UCLA Department of
English

CFP: [African-American] CFP: SCMLA Special Session: Richard Wright at 100

updated: 
Thursday, February 7, 2008 - 1:04am
Jeremy Dean

South Central Modern Language Association Convention
November 6-8, San Antonio, Texas

Special Session: Richard Wright at 100

This session investigates the continued significance of Wright’s life and
work in the centennial year of his birth. Papers that offer new readings
of well-studied texts and readings of understudied texts preferred.

Submit 200-300 word abstracts to jeremydean_at_mail.utexas.edu by February 16th.

CFP: [African-American] Richard Wrightâs International Texts and Contexts

updated: 
Friday, February 1, 2008 - 7:33pm
D. Stringer

I am soliciting abstracts for a proposed Special Session at the 2008 MLA
Convention [27-30 December 2008 in San Francisco]. Accepted panelists
must be MLA members by April 1, 2008.

2008 marks the centennial of Richard Wright’s birth, and an opportune
moment for reconsiderations of his lesser-read, nonfiction works, as well
as his trans-national and non-aligned writerly commitments more broadly.
Important topics include:

--Wright’s travel writing (Black Power, The Color Curtain, and Pagan
Spain)

--Wright’s interest in rearticulating Marxist and Freudian theories to
reflect post-colonial realities

--Wright’s personal and authorial position vis-à-vis the Cold War

UPDATE: [African-American] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

updated: 
Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:00pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may include:

CFP: [African-American] Critically Forgotten (grad) (2/15/08; (dis)junctions, 4/11/08-4/12/08)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 5:14am
Susana Brower

CFP: Critically Forgotten (grad) (2/15/08; (dis)junctions, 4/11/08-
4/12/08)

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be held at (dis)
junctions, the University of California, Riverside's 15th Annual
Humanities Conference, which will be on April 11-12, 2008. This year's
theme is “Where the Streets are Re-Named.”

CFP: [African-American] Border Games for (dis)junctions conference

updated: 
Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 12:54am
Nicoletta da Ros

The border is a world of multiple conflicts and difficult definitions,
inhabited by individuals who navigate different frames of reference,
cultural issues, gender roles and performances, economic statuses and
conditions in order to construct a viable identity for themselves.

This panel questions the monoreferentiality or concepts such as cultural
identity, linguistic identity, tradition, gender roles and sexuality,
geography, and nationhood, exploring the ‘borders’ within each of these
categories.

CFP: [African-American] UCLA Southland Conference: Genre Matters

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 6:41am
Laura Haupt and Sam See

19th Annual UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Conference Title: Genre Matters
Conference Date: Friday, May 16, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Lowell Gallagher, UCLA Department of English

CFP: [African-American] Announcement

updated: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 3:45pm
Terri Pantuso

AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN’S LANGUAGE CONFERENCE
7-8 March 2008
Holiday Inn Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX
The African American Women’s Language Conference will enable:
• Scholars to gain a broader, more interdisciplinary understanding
of language use in the African American community by women as well as the
ever more needed educational, sociocultural, and ecological aspects of
AAWL.
• Scholars of language variation in American English and scholars
in language variation in the Americas to look at African American
Language (AAL) and AAWL more globally in order to understand the dynamic
and still uncertain relationship between them and other varieties of
language in the Americas.

CFP: [African-American] Black Theatre Association - Debut Panel

updated: 
Friday, January 11, 2008 - 1:16am
Jonathan Shandell

CALL FOR PAPERS â€" ATHE 2008
8th ANNUAL BTA DEBUT PANEL
The Black Theatre Association (BTA), a focus group of the Association for
Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), seeks essay submissions for its 8th
Annual Debut Panel. We encourage all graduate students and non-tenured
faculty working on African American theatre and performance studies who
have never presented at ATHE or a national conference to apply. Papers may
consider any aspect of African American dramatic criticism, theatre
history, plays, playwrights, performers, directors, designers, etc. The
highest quality papers will be selected by our distinguished panel of
theatre scholar judges: Harry J. Elam, Jr., Olive H. Palmer Professor in

CFP: [African-American] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

updated: 
Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 4:15pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may include:

CFP: [African-American] SCMLA 2008 Literature and Psychology Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 5:00pm
Ronald Fields

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for the Literature and Psychology
panel of the SCMLA conference being held in San Antonio, TX November 6-8,
2008. In keeping with the conference theme of “borders,” the session is
called “Literature and Psychology: Humanity on the Border.” This session
explores the psychological aspects of literary works or authors as they
relate to existence on various borders or margins, with particular
interest in psycho-cultural borderlines. Potential topics include:

CFP: [African-American] Crossing Flatbush Avenue: Articulating the Space of Caribbean Brooklyn (ASA '08)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 3:48am
James Davis

Crossing Flatbush Avenue: Articulating the Space of Caribbean Brooklyn
CFP: ASA 2008

The panel will explore the tensions embedded in transnational and
multicultural Caribbean Brooklyn in the twentieth and twenty-first
centuries. The panel will consider questions about the nature of
racialized and ethnicized urban space, including novelistic and visual
space, and its connection to migration, diaspora, language,
cosmopolitanism, and home.

Please send a one-page abstract and a one-page cv to James Davis at
jcdavis_at_brooklyn.cuny.edu by January 20.

CFP: [African-American] Reel Borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 7:30pm
Nicole McClure

Reel borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century
UConn will host a one-day film seminar in conjunction with the Reel
Ireland Film Festival on Saturday, April 5, 2008. The theme will be
Transnational Cinemas. As technological developments and economic and
social globalization come to the forefront of contemporary cultural
studies, the concept of the transnational artist becomes increasingly
more important. Themes that will be considered include but are not
limited to how nationalism is strengthened or weakened in the face of
such globalization, literary adaptations to film, identifying a (trans)
national audience, Diasporic film, hyphenated identities and cross-
cultural production.

CFP: [African-American] Remembering The Bluest Eye

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 3:21am
Robert J. Patterson

We are seeking contributions for a commemorative collection of essays that
will consider how The Bluest Eye has continued to influence scholarship,
teaching, and creative endeavors, as well how subsequent developments in
those categories have shaped how The Bluest Eye is theorized and taught.
The volume will be divided into four sections: 1) Disciplinary and
Theoretical Considerations 2) Thinking About The Bluest Eye 40 Years Later:
New Approaches and Scholarship 3) Re-Membering The Bluest Eye: The Bluest
Eye as Inter-Text in Recent AA Literature 4) Pedagogical Considerations:
Teaching The Bluest Eye. A major university press has expressed interest in

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