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CFP: The African American West (6/7/06; WLA, 10/25/06-10/28/06)

updated: 
Saturday, May 20, 2006 - 2:09pm
michael.johnson_at_maine.edu

Panel Title: The African American West

Conference: Western American Literature Association, Boise, Idaho,
October 25-28, 2006.

This panel will examine the various ways that African American
experience in the American West has been depicted and imagined. We will
emphasize the wide range of those experiences, from the earliest black
pioneers to contemporary writers who have lived in or written about the
West. Papers that focus on the depiction of African American experience
in other media (film, television, etc.) than literature are also
welcome.

Please send 250-300 word abstract with name, address, affiliation,
email, phone, fax, and A/V requests by June 7, 2006 to:

CFP: African-American Coal Miners (9/1/06; 3/16/07)

updated: 
Monday, May 15, 2006 - 4:35pm
Gib Prettyman

Paper proposals are invited for a conference entitled "Living Together,
Working Together: African-American Miners and the Coal Culture of
Southwestern Pennsylvania, 1870-1970." The conference is sponsored by the
Coal and Coke Heritage Center at The Pennsylvania State University's
Fayette Campus and is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical
and Museum Commission. It will be held March 16, 2007. We have funding to
publish selected papers in a conference proceedings.

CFP: Black Theatre at the Crossroads (5/31/06; ASTR, 11/16/06-11/19/06)

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:43pm
Robert Craig Baum

Seminar:
In Our Hands: Black Theatre at the Crossroads

Leaders:
Jean Young, Cornell University
Robert Craig Baum, European Graduate School

ASTR 2006 CONFERENCE
FIFTIETH ANNIVERASRY OF THE FOUNDING OF ASTR
Hotel Allegro, Chicago November 16-19, 2006

Conference Theme: AMERICAN: SOCIETY : THEATRE : RESEARCH

 * * * The deadline for submission is May 31, 2006 midnight. * * *

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The question is not whether or not Black Theatre is valid so much as
it is recognizing that it is in an invalid state and must recover its
protean expressive force to survive the next millennium.

CFP: Black Poetry Out of the Archive (5/6/06; MSA, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 2:18pm
Grant Jenkins

Call for Papers

 

Panel for Modernist Studies Association 8

University of Tulsa

Oct 19-22

 

Black Poetry Out of the Archive

 

Because poetry written by blacks in the United States since the turn of
the 20^th Century has mainly been defined in terms of its oral or
experiential power, little attention has been given to the literate
aspects of that poetry's development, production, or publication.
Archives, of course, are the record of such literate processes, and many
of the archives of some of modernism and postmodernism's most important
black writers have yet to be adequately studied for the critical light
they can shed on the poetic work.

 

CFP: Visual Culture and Collaboration: Callaloo Special Issue (11/1/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 1:05pm
Meta Jones

Call for Papers

Special Issue on Visual Culture. In celebration of its 30th =20
anniversary and its commitment to exploring the intersection of =20
literary and visual art, Callaloo will publish an issue that focuses =20
on visual culture and collaboration in the African American context. =20
This special visual culture issue will feature visual and written =20
works that examine the important crossroads=97where literary and visual =20=

art meet=97that Callaloo provides. We seek, then, creative responses, =20=

CFP: Disability in African Fiction (4/20/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:03pm
Olabisi Gwamna

CFP: Disability in African Fiction

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Proposals are invited for a panel on the above subject for presentation
at the forthcoming MLA convention in Chicago. While all approaches,
topics and methodologies are welcome, efforts should be made to
critically examine the concept of high or low culture in African
fiction, especially as it relates to disabled characters. The
question, Is There a High or Low Culture in an Oral Society will
hopefully be answered by examining, through selected fictional
portraits, how certain illnesses/handicaps reflect the perceptions of
individuals that are situated in high or low culture.=20

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CFP: Afro-Latinos (9/16/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:09pm
Enrique Morales-Diaz

**Call for Papers**

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The editors of Phoebe: Journal of Gender and Cultural Critiques seek =
essays
for an issue that looks to answer the following question: =93What does
Afro-Latino mean within the confines of the United States?=20

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Deadline: 18th September 2006 (completed essays). If interested, please
send a 300 word abstract by 24th April to the editors at =
phoebe_at_oneonta.edu

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Topics include but are not limited to:

-Gender / Sexuality / Race / Ethnicity

-Comparative cultural, historical, or political analysis=20

-English-language =93representations=94 of literatures and cultures of =
the
Afro-Latino experience in the United States

CFP: African American Documentary (7/25/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:31pm
Frances Gateward

2006 Film and History League Conference

"The Documentary Tradition" Dallas 8-12 November, 2006

www.filmandhistory.org

AREA: African American Documentary

The relationship of racialized communities to the cinema has been a
contentious one - in all realms, including the non-fiction film. From
early ethnographic films to more recent representations, constructions of
African Americans in documentary have remained problematic - not only in
terms of depictions, but access to production, distribution, and exhibition.

UPDATE: Remembering Nellie McKay (4/3/06; journal)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:30pm
Kimberly Blockett

Update: African American Review is giving us a little more space and time.
Please note the later deadline and higher word limit.

CFP
The Nellie Tree: Reflections on the Life of Nellie Y. McKay

Recently, one of the central figures in African-American and Black Women¹s
literary studies, Nellie Y. McKay, passed away. Over the course of her
nearly forty years as an academic, she was one of the premier champions of
African-American literature, particularly the role of its women, as part of
the American canon.

CFP: Masks and Passing in African American Literature (grad) (3/22/06; 4/22/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:29pm
Valerie McKee

Masks and Passing in African American Literature
  Panel Chair: Valerie B. McKee
  Call for Papers on Masks and Passing in African American Literature
for the seventh annual graduate English conference entitled
"Encountering the Text: Reading, Teaching, Theorizing, and Writing" at
Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT on Saturday,
April 22 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  Possible topics include, but are not limited to, interpretations of
literary texts regarding themes of "passing," and the character type of the "tragic mulatto."
  Panels will be one and a half hours long. Presentations will be 15 –
20 minutes long (papers should be 6 – 8 pages in length). A proposal

CFP: Businesswomen in Ethnic American Fiction (3/24/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:28pm
harris8_at_fas.harvard.edu

Businesswomen in Ethnic American Fiction

For a proposed special session at the MLA, we are looking for papers that
address the figure of the businesswoman or female entrepreneur in ethnic
American fiction. Recent historical scholarship has emphasized the ways that
African American and immigrant women have contributed to the development of
fashion, beauty, and other industries from the turn of the century onward.
This panel will examine how such women are depicted in ethnic American
literature.

Please send a brief abstract and c.v. to Lori Harrison-Kahan at
harris8_at_fas.harvard.edu by March 24, 2006.

CFP: Race and Textual Scholarship (3/29/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
Young, John K

Intersections of race and textual scholarship: drawing on what James
Weldon Johnson termed the "dilemma" of the "double audience," this panel
will investigate the ways in which textual and African Americanist
scholarship inform each other. Papers might explore such topics as:
decisions concerning the presentation of particular texts;
authenticating paratexts for slave and other narratives; book-form
republication of works previously published in serial form only for
black-owned periodicals; issues of archival preservation; questions of
canonization; "packaging" and repackaging of "Negro-authored" texts;
dissemination of texts that originally had a strong performative

UPDATE: African/African American Panel (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
Juluette Pack

Location change from Ft. Worth to Dallas Tx
  South Central Modern Literature Association in Dallas, Tx October 26-28-2006.
   
  Call for Papers for African/African American Literature Panel at SCMLA
  Abstracts of 50-100 words
   
  Theme: Rounding up the Strays: Characters and Authors who Wander from the Mainstream
   
  Submit to: Holly Staves stavesh_at_nsula.edu
                   Juluette Bartlett-Pack jfbpack_at_yahoo.com
   

UPDATE: Women of Color Panel (3/22/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:21pm
Juluette Pack

Location change from Ft. Worth to Dallas, Tx;
   
  Call for papers for Women of Color Panel at South Central Modern Language Association to be held in Dallas, Texas October 26-28, 2006. Abstracts of 50-100 words due March 22, 2006.
   
  Theme: Coloring the Landscape: Women of Color Changing the Mainstream Culture.
  Submit to: Juluette Bartlett-Pack jfbpack_at_yahoo.com;
   

UPDATE: Larry Neal Conference (4/10/06; 10/19/06-10/21/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:21pm
cmathes_at_duke.edu

??Don?t Say Goodbye to the Pork Pie Hat?: Re ?Evaluating Larry
Neal?s Creative and Critical Vision of the Black Aesthetic,? an
international conference originally scheduled for February 10-12 of 2006 at
UNC-Chapel Hill, has been moved and re-scheduled. We are pleased to announce
that ?Don?t Say Goodbye to the Pork Pie Hat,? will now be hosted by
Brooklyn College from October 19-21, 2006.

CFP: Remembering Nellie Y. McKay (3/24/06; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:45pm
Kimberly Blockett

CFP
The Nellie Tree: Reflections on the Life of Nellie Y. McKay

Recently, one of the central figures in African-American and Black Women¹s
literary studies, Nellie Y. McKay, passed away. Over the course of her
nearly forty years as an academic, she was one of the premier champions of
African-American literature, particularly the role of its women, as part of
the American canon.

CFP: Jazz Music in African-American Literature and Poetry (3/17/06; 4/22/06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:28pm
Mr. David Ross Disarro

Jazz Music in African-American Literature and Poetry

Panel Chair: David R. DiSarro

Call for papers on jazz music in African-American literature and poetry
for the seventh annual graduate English conference entitled
“Encountering the Text: Reading, Teaching, Theorizing, and Writing” at
Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT on Saturday,
April 22 from 9:00 a.m. â€" 4:30 p.m.

CFP: Coloring the Landscape: Women of Color Changing the Mainstream Culture (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 12:29am
Juluette Pack

Call for papers for Women of Color Panel at South Central Modern Language Association to be held in Ft. Worth, Texas October 26-28, 2006. Abstracts of 50-100 words due March 15, 2006.
   
  Theme: Coloring the Landscape: Women of Color Changing the Mainstream Culture.
  Submit to: Juluette Bartlett-Pack jfbpack_at_yahoo.com; and Elizabeth Brown-Guillory
  ebrown-guillory_at_uh.edu
   
   
  Call for Paper for African/African American Literature Panel at SCMLA
  Abstracts of 50-100 words
   
  Theme: Rounding up the Strays: Characters and Authors who Wander from the Mainstream
   
  Submit to: Holly Staves stavesh_at_nsula.edu

CFP: The Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas (4/30/06; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 3:00pm
Juang, Richard M.

The Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas (ABC-CLIO Transatlantic
Relations Series) seeks proposals for and entries in three areas:

1) Latin American and African writers, artists, major political figures,
and major scholars, whose works have a visible transatlantic influence
or dimension. Entries are typically 500-750 words each and must be
completed by April 30th, 2006.

2) A 1500-word overview of Latin American Literature with a
transatlantic emphasis.

CFP: Race and Faith in African American Literature (3/30/06; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:10pm
Tracey Michae'l Lewis

Deadline extended:

CHARCOAL CANONS

Race and Faith in African American Literature

 

Call for Submissions

 

As chords of a song are composed of very specific notes that create a
recognizable sound to those who are familiar with music, so has most forms
of African American literature, even the most diametrically opposed works,
created similar "sounds" in their discourse on race and faith.

 

CFP: Global Connections: Eudora Welty (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:44pm
Annette Trefzer

Call for Papers: Global Connections: Eudora Welty

Paper proposals are invited for a special MLA session that explores
Welty's global connections in her work and / or with other writers
abroad. We seek new comparative theoretical approaches offering
provocative global, postcolonial, and post-regional insights into Welty.

CFP: Disability and the Modern Black Body (4/15/06; CAAR, 4/18/07-4/21/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm
chris bell

Call for Papers
Disability and the Modern Black Body

The Collegium for African American Research (CAAR)
will convene its seventh international conference from
18 to 21 April, 2007 at the National University in
Madrid, Spain. The theme for the conference is
"Blackness and Modernities." Drawing on the
conference aim to include presentations on "The Modern
Black Body," this workshop will examine how disability
informs the desirability, experience, knowledge, and
representation of that subjectivity.

Participants might speak to the following concerns
(the list is suggestive, not exhaustive):

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