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UPDATE: African American and Afro-Caribbean Women Writers (3/1/07; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 1:53am
mdrews_at_mail.wsu.edu

This is an UPDATED call for papers to contribute to an article collection on African American and
Afro-Caribbean Women Writers.

We are soliciting manuscripts that critically examine contemporary works by African American and
Afro-Caribbean women writers. Manuscripts should explore factors that shape African American
women's identities and trace processes of memory formation as they occur in domestic and public
spheres.

Specifically, we are looking for submissions which address the following areas of influence:

religion
mythologies
magical realism
gender and sexualities
sites of eating and the role of food
historiography
violence
family
vocation/profession

CFP: African/African American Literature (3/16/07; SCMLA, 11/1/07-11/3/07)

updated: 
Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 12:27am
juluette pack

The African/African American session of South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) welcomes abstracts of 500 words for papers to be presented in Memphis, Tn.
   
  Title of Panel: Switching Currents of Hybridity On/Off. Many African Americans can claim more than one racial identity, creating hybrid identities. Papers are requested that explore characters that switch from one identity to another in African or African American literature.
   
  Abstracts or full papers should be submitted to the panel chair.
   
  Dr. Juluette Bartlett Pack
  juluettepack_at_yahoo.com
  DeVry University
  11125 Equity Dr.
  713-973-3150
  Houston, Tx 77041
   

CFP: Eudora Welty (3/16/07; SCMLA, 11/1/07-11/3/07)

updated: 
Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:56pm
Delores Natale

Proposals are invited for the Eudora Welty Society session at the 2007
SCMLA Conference, 11/1/07-11/3/07 in Memphis. Open topic: 20-minute
papers on any aspect of Welty's work, life, or critical reception are
welcome. However, since Welty wrote extensively about the forces of
time and the flow of life throughout the state, including the Natchez
Trace, papers related to the theme "Currents" are strongly encouraged.
All approaches are welcome. Email 500 word abstracts to Dee Natale at
nataleda_at_westminster.edu, or mail to TC 403, Westminster College, New
Wilmington, PA 16172. Deadline March 16, 2007.

CFP: Lyric in the Transatlantic 18th c. (3/1/07; NEASECS, 10/25/07-10/28/07)

updated: 
Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:55pm
Joanne van der Woude

CFP for the 2007 Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century
Studies Conference to be held October 25-28, 2007 at Dartmouth College.
The conference theme is "Transatlantic Destinies: Connections and
Disconnections across the Atlantic Seaboard in the Eighteenth Century."

_Traveling Songs: Lyric in the Transatlantic Eighteenth Century_

CFP: Black Literature in the Early (Mid)West (2/28/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:55pm
Eric Gardner

For a proposed special session at MLA 2007:

Black Literature in the Early (Mid)West.

Pre-1900, "West" defined broadly, reflecting changing "frontier" boundaries. The Black press, slave narratives from the (Mid)West, African/Native interactions, Thomas Detter, the Repository of Religion and Literature, the Elevator, the Pacific Appeal, etc.

Abstracts by 28 February 2007 to Eric Gardner (gardner_at_svsu.edu).

CFP: 7th Biennial Southern Women Writers Conference: Homecomings (4/2/07; 9/27/07-9/29/07)

updated: 
Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:23pm
Bucher, Christina

Call for Papers and Creative Submissions
Seventh Biennial Southern Women Writers Conference
Berry College
Mount Berry, GA
September 27-29, 2007
 
Conference speakers to include: Barbara C. Ewell, Kaye Gibbons, Vertamae
Grosvenor, Minrose Gwin, Lorraine Lopez, Jill McCorkle, Harryette
Mullen, Brenda Marie Osbey, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Minton Sparks,
and
a special evening with Dr. Maya Angelou
(in conjunction with One Book, Many Voices Rome Community Read)
                
Since its inception in 1994, the Southern Women Writers Conference has
been devoted to showcasing the works of well known and emerging southern

UPDATE: Representing Segregation (3/15/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 10:12pm
normbria_at_isu.edu

Updated CFP
Update=3A The guest editors of a special issue of African American Revie=
w on Representing Segregation are still looking for proposals for projec=
ts that address the special issue topic in the late nineteenth century=2E=
 The original call for papers is appended below=2E =

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The extended deadline for proposals on the late nineteenth century is Ma=
rch 15=2C 2007=2E Send inquiries or proposals to Brian Norman (normbria=40=
isu=2Eedu) and Piper Kendrix Williams (williamp=40tcnj=2Eedu)=2E Complet=
ed papers will due by May 1=2C 2007=2E More information=2C including a l=
ink to the special issue website at http=3A//aar=2Eslu=2Eedu/=2E
 =

UPDATE: Black Diaspora in the South and the Caribbean (2/1/07; 3/16/07-3/17/07)

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:01pm
Anthony Hoefer

Fourth Annual Conference of the Program in Louisiana and Caribbean Studies at Louisiana State University.
 
"Black Diaspora in the South and the Caribbean."

Mar 16-17, 2007

NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Feb. 1, 2007

Invited keynote speakers include:

-Jane Landers, Associate Professor of History, Vanderbilt University
-Francis Abiola Irele, Visiting Professor of African and African American Studies and Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
-Ifeoma Nwanko, Associate Professor of English Vanderbilt University

The Program in Louisiana and Caribbean Studies at Louisiana State University invites proposals for individual presentations at its fourth annual conference.

CFP: African American and Afro-Caribbean Women Writers (2/15/07; collection)

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm
Vtheile

This is a call for papers to contribute to an article collection on African American and Afro-Caribbean Women Writers.
 
We are soliciting manuscripts that critically examine contemporary works by African American and Afro-Caribbean women writers. Manuscripts should explore factors that shape African American women's identities and trace processes of memory formation as they occur in domestic and public spheres.
 
Specifically, we are looking for submissions which address the following areas of influence:
 
religion
mythologies
magical realism
gender and sexualities
sites of eating and the role of food
historiography
violence
family

CFP: African American Women Writers (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm
E.M. Clark

This panel invites proposals exploring any African American women writers for the 2007 RMMLA conference in Calgary, October 4-7, 2007. Electronic submission of a 300-word abstract by March 1, 2007 to billiesblues82_at_yahoo.com.
   
  Snail mail may be sent to:
  Erin Mae Clark
  Department of English
  Washington State University
  P.O. Box 645020
  Pullman, WA 99164-5020
   
  Panelists will be notified by March 15, 2007 and must secure or renew RMMLA membership by April 1, 2007. For more information, please see the RMMLA website, http://rmmla.wsu.edu

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

updated: 
Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:53am
lmonda_at_juno.com

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.
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CFP: The Color Purple (4/1/07; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 11:57pm
Kheven_at_aol.com

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
Rodopi Press Amsterdam/Atlanta announces a new series of literary studies
entitled "Dialogue" under the general editorship of Michael J. Meyer. The
series will offer new and experienced scholars the opportunity to present
alternative readings and approaches to classic texts. Plans are being made for a
volume on Alice Walker's The Color Purple. The guest editors for this volume
will be Delroy Constantine-Simms and Kheven LaGrone.
The Color Purple is a simple story that has been criticized and acclaimed
worldwide. It was an award winning novel, then an award winning Hollywood
movie and more recently, an award winning Broadway play. The movie was accused

CFP: Critical Essays on African American Pulitzer Prize Winning Literature (4/30/07; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 10:59pm
Yolanda W. Page

Papers are solicited for a collection of critical essays tentatively titled: Crowned with Laurel: Critical Essays on African American Pulitzer Prize Wining Literature . This collection of essays will examine eleven works by African Americans that have won the country's most prestigious award. Those works are:
   
  1950: Poetry—Annie Allen by Gwendolyn Brooks
  1970: Drama—No Place to Be Somebody by Charles Gordone
  1978: Fiction—Elbow Room by James Alan McPherson
  1982: Drama—A Soldier's Play by Charles Fuller
  1983: Fiction—The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  1987: Fiction—Fences by August Wilson
  1987: Poetry—Thomas and Beulah by Rita Dove
  1988: Fiction—Beloved by Toni Morrison

CFP: Teaching Toni Morrison (3/31/07; MMLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

updated: 
Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 10:59pm
Melissa Daniels

Teaching Toni Morrison

Calls for Papers
Midwest Modern Language Association
8-11 November 2007
Cleveland

This panel seeks papers that address pedagogical responses to Toni Morrison. Proposals should
explore/discuss the following issues:

·Representations of black male masculinity
·Sexuality
·Whiteness
·Class difference
·Gender
·Community
·Canon formation: Where do we situate Morrison in the teaching of American and/or African-American
literatures?

Email 200 word abstracts, full-length papers, or questions by March 31, 2007 to:

Melissa Daniels
PhD Student
Department of English,
Northwestern University
m-daniels_at_northwestern.edu

UPDATE: Funkativity in African American Culture (1/15/07; 3/29/07-3/30/07)

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 1:16am
Bolden, Anthony

The English Department at The University of Alabama is inviting
proposals for its biannual symposium to be held 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
Rickey Vincent
Kalamu ya Salaam
Tracie Morris
Cheryl Keyes

CFP: African Americans and the Environment (1/1/07; ASLE, 6/12/07-6/16/07)

updated: 
Saturday, December 9, 2006 - 10:46pm
farris_at_fordham.edu

Panel proposal for the upcoming conference of the Association for the Study of
Literature and Environment at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina,
June 12-16, 2007:

African Americans and the Environment

As ecocriticism continues to expand its borders from the study of traditional
nature writing, so too must the perception of the American “nature experience”
extend beyond what has largely been a white pastime. This panel will consider
literary representations of African Americans and nature by black and white
writers, pre- and post-Civil War, which engage issues of ecological ethics,
environmental justice and activism, agriculture, gardening, and beyond.

CFP: Re-examining Migration (1/10/07; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

updated: 
Saturday, December 9, 2006 - 10:46pm
Nash, Will

The African-American Literature and Culture Society invites proposals
related to the following topic, for a session at the American Literature
Association meetings in Boston [May 24-27, 2007].

=20

Re-examining Migration

In recent years, historians like Darlene Clark Hine have called for a
more nuanced look at African American experiences with migration,
highlighting issues such as gender and geography as important focus
points. How have African-American writers responded to this call? What
new types of concerns or themes emerge in contemporary representations
of migration?

=20

 Please send 1-2 page proposals by January 10th to

=20

William R. Nash

CFP: Eudora Welty (1/10/07; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

updated: 
Saturday, December 9, 2006 - 10:46pm
Annette Trefzer

Paper proposals are invited for an ALA session that explores Eudora

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.

 

This ALA session, sponsored by the Eudora Welty Society, seeks to

explore new topics, conversations and conflicts by situating Eudora

Welty in global literary, historical and cultural contexts. What

happens to Welty's fiction when we take it out of the familiar

regional narratives of the South that have previously defined

it? How does a global comparative study of Welty answer her famous

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