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CFP: James Baldwin (4/15/04; e-journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 3:10am
Depardieu/Zidaric

RENCONTRES AVEC JAMES BALDWIN
(Hommage à James Baldwin pour son quatre-vingtième anniversaire)

Le 2 août 2004, James Arthur Baldwin aurait célébré ses quatre-vingts
ans. A l'occasion de cet anniversaire, la revue LISA de l'Equipe de
recherche "Littérature et civilisation des pays de langue anglaise" de
l'Université de Caen souhaiterait lui rendre hommage en réunissant des
textes abordant le thème de la rencontre - réelle, virtuelle ou
symbolique - avec l'écrivain. En donnant priorité aux rencontres
effectuées dans un contexte français (pris au sens large), ce recueil
de textes se voudra témoignage de la vivacité du legs baldwinien dans
notre pays.

CFP: Critical Resposes to _The Practice of Diaspora_ (3/15/04; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 24, 2003 - 8:31pm
Jeremy Braddock

CFP: Critical Responses to Brent Hayes Edwards, _The Practice of
Diaspora_ (abstracts by March 15, 2004)

We are writing to solicit several 5000-word responses to Brent Hayes
Edwards's _The Practice of Diaspora: Literature, Translation, and the
Rise of Black Internationalism_, to be published bilingually in the
United States and France in 2005.

CFP: Women and the Black Diaspora (1/31/04; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 2, 2003 - 4:23am
Andrea Medovarski

> -------------------
> Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme (cws/cf)
>
> Call for Papers
> Women and the Black Diaspora
> Winter 2004 (Vol. 23, No. 2)
>
> CWS/cf’s Winter 2004 issue is committed to examining the various ways
> the Black diaspora is gendered, and how both the histories and the
> experiences of migration, dispersal and displacement impact women’s

CFP: Women in U. S. Race Riots (12/22/03; collection)

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2003 - 1:09pm
Julie Cary Nerad

CFP: Rage, Resistance, and Representation: Women in U. S. Race Riots

Atlanta, GA. Washington, DC. Wilmington, NC. Chicago, Philadelphia,
Ocoee, New York, Tulsa: cities – among many others – that have been home
to race riots in the United States over the nineteenth and twentieth
centuries. This collection of essays will investigate the various active
roles women, and particularly minority women, played in such riots,
paying specific attention to exposing the cultural fallacy of women’s
passivity in the public realm of violence, especially in relation to the
construction of racial identity and cultural race relations.

CFP: Recent African Poetry (1/30/04; collection)

updated: 
Friday, September 19, 2003 - 9:37pm
Oyeniyi Okunoye

CALL FOR PAPERS

Recent African Poetry

Recent appraisals of African writing have not paid adequate attention to
poetry as a genre. This creates a space for an urgent critical
intervention. Essays intended for an international audience are therefore
solicited for inclusion in a collection of essays tentatively entitled
Reading Contemporary African Poetry .The book is to bring together
innovative but readable explorations of recent African poetry of English
expression.

CFP: Feminist Encyclopedia of African American Literature (9/15/03; collection)

updated: 
Friday, August 22, 2003 - 7:46pm
Dr. Betsy Beaulieu

Seeking established or independent scholars, as well as advanced
graduate students, to contribute entries to a Feminist Encyclopedia of
African American Literature, presently under contract with Greenwood
Press. The encyclopedia will be published in a 2-volume set and
distributed worldwide.

Preference will be given to individuals who are willing to write more
than one 500 word entry, or who are interested in any of the longer
entries. Completed entries will be due in late spring, 2004.

Please contact me at beaulieea_at_appstate.edu by September 15, 2003 if you
are interested in contributing to this project.

CFP: Safundi: Comparative US - South African Studies (9/7/03; journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, August 22, 2003 - 7:31pm
Andrew Offenburger

Safundi, The Journal of South African and American Comparative Studies,
encourages any scholar or professional to submit a paper for
publication. Papers are being collected for publication in Issue 12
(October 2003).

DUE DATE: September 7, 2003

SUGGESTED TOPICS: Any topic dealing with South African and American
comparative studies: politics, sociology, biology, law, economics, art,
music, letters, history, etc. Essays and personal experience pieces are
also welcomed.

UPDATE: Oprah Anthology (11/30/03; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 10:02pm
Tolley-Stokes, Rebecca Lyne

Update: deadline is Nov. 30, 2003

CFP: Oprah Anthology

We are soliciting academic papers for an anthology on the phenomenon of
Oprah. It is undeniable that Oprah Winfrey has transcended the iconic cult
of celebrity to become a Western cultural force of the late-twentieth and
early twenty-first centuries. As she show nears its much anticipated
end--though its endless reproduction in syndication seems inevitable--it
seem appropriate to produce an anthology that evaluate the multifaceted
influences and implications of Oprah.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

CFP: Oprah Anthology (no deadline noted; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 10:26pm
jharris_at_YorkU.CA

Revised call: Oprah Anthology

We are soliciting papers for an academic anthology on the phenomenon of
Oprah. It is undeniable that Oprah Winfrey has transcended the iconic
cult of celebrity to become a Western cultural force of the late-twentieth
and early twenty-first centuries. As her show nears its much anticipated
end — though its endless reproduction in syndication seems inevitable — it
seems appropriate to produce an anthology that evaluates the multifaceted
influences and implications of Oprah.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

CFP: "The Black Atlantic" (10/1/03; journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, July 25, 2003 - 12:13am
Stephan.Meyer_at_unibas.ch

Call for Papers

Special issue of Current Writing on Paul Gilroy and 'The Black Atlantic:
Modernity and double consciousness'

The publication of Paul Gilroy's 'The Black Atlantic: Modernity and double
consciousness' ten years ago made a major contribution to the reconfiguration
of the study of black literatures and cultures. Since then several scholars
have engaged with the ways in which the Atlantic divides and connects Africa,
Europe, and the Americas; with notions of black modernity; and with the
intricacies of double consciousness.

CFP: Biography versus Fiction: the Value of Testimony (4/1/04; e-journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 1:57am
Renee Dickason

LISA E-Journal is inviting contributions to an issue on Biography versus
Fiction: the Value of Testimony to be published in June 2004. This theme of
reflection focuses on the value and authenticity of historical testimony
when it is conveyed by any kind of subjective literary form, whether it be
the autobiographical genre stemming from personal experience or the
subjective interpretation of this testimony through fictional literary
works. The field of study discussed is that of American XIXth and XXth
century cultural studies, directly linked with minorities and written
testimonies coming from ethnic groups. In this domain, more than in any

CFP: Pedagogy, Praxis, Politics and Multiethnic Literatures (9/15/03; journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, June 26, 2003 - 3:08am
CHANDRA,SARIKA

Call for Proposals
Pedagogy, Praxis, Politics and Multiethnic Literatures
Fall 2004 issue of MELUS Journal (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the
U.S.)

Teachers and scholars of ethnic American literatures have
traditionally found it useful to articulate the principles behind
their classroom practice. In the current social and political
climate, it is especially important to foster cross-cultural
dialogue on pedagogy in relation to recent educational practices
in the academy.

CFP: Ethnic North Carolina (8/15/03; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 17, 2003 - 2:19pm
Bauer, Margaret D

Call for Submissions for the 2004 issue

of the NORTH CAROLINA LITERARY REVIEW

The North Carolina Literary Review is an annual periodical that publishes
articles or essays about North Carolina literature, history, and culture. A
portion of each issue is open for developing proposals we find of particular
interest. Of these, interviews, solid historical explorations, current
cultural/literary analyses, or literary essays are of special interest to
our publication. NCLR also welcomes submissions of high-quality fiction and
poetry by NC writers.

NCLR's 2004 issue special feature topic has been changed! The new topic is
Ethnic North Carolina

CFP: Internationalism and African American Poetry (9/15/03; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 17, 2003 - 2:17pm
Lmramey_at_aol.com

I'm guest editing a special issue of a scholarly journal whose focus will
be internationalism and African American poetry during the period from the
early Sixties to the late Seventies. There will be a special feature in
this issue on the London-based Heritage series, which published chapbooks
(1962-1974) by Robert Hayden, Frank Horne, Arna Bontemps, Conrad Kent
Rivers, Russell Atkins, Lloyd Addison, Audre Lorde, Dudley Randall,
Ishmael Reed, James W. Thompson, Owen Dodson, Harold Carrington = Ray
Bremser, Clarence Major, Mukhtarr Mustapha, Ray Durem, Sebastian Clarke,
Eseoghene (Lindsay Barrett), Frank John, Waring Cuney, Dolores Kendrick,

CFP: SOAS Literary Review: Literatures of Africa, Asia, and Middle East (grad) (ongoing; e-journal)

updated: 
Friday, June 6, 2003 - 12:15am
SOAS Literary Review

SOAS Literary Review

Ongoing Call for Papers

SOAS Literary Review (http://www.soas.ac.uk/soaslit/home.html) is an online
journal of postgraduate research. It seeks to provide an international forum
for research students working on the literatures of Africa, Asia, and the
Middle East. We welcome contributions on all aspects of postgraduate
literary research including articles, translations, fieldwork commentaries,
and book and media reviews. We hope to stimulate dialogue between research
students and scholars and forge links across institutions.

CFP: Toni Morrison and the Bible (9/1/03; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, May 24, 2003 - 7:01pm
Shirley Stave

Toni Morrison and the Bible:

Proposals are requested for a contracted collection of essays on Toni
Morrison and the Bible. Papers may deal with any of Morrison's texts
and approach her use of the Bible from the standpoints of Judaism or
Christianity as well as from other religions/practices that may
intersect with or challenge what might be considered the dominant
theological discourse. I am particularly looking for a broad range in
topics, both in the approach taken and inthe texts the essays treat.
Ideally, I would like the collection to include some solidly theoretical
essays as well as some more traditional pieces of literary criticism.

UPDATE: James Baldwin (5/15/03; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 10:11pm
ceh_at_odin.english.udel.edu

Subject: Update regarding CFP: James Baldwin (5/1/03; journal issue)

CALL FOR PAPERS

In 2003, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of
James Baldwin's provocative narrative *Go Tell It On The Mountain*. To
celebrate this achievement, MAWA Review will devote its Winter issue to
the discussion of Baldwin's novel. We solicit your help in making this
issue a successful one. The editorial board invites papers for possible
consideration in this issue on a variety of topics related to the
prominent themes in Baldwin's narrative:

CFP: Encyclopedia of African American Literature (no deadline noted; encyclopedia)

updated: 
Monday, April 21, 2003 - 9:05pm
J. David Macey, Jr.

An Encyclopedia of African American Literature

The editors of "An Encyclopedia of African American Literature," currently
under contract with Greenwood Press, seek authors for entries on all aspects
of African American literature. Entries in the five-volume "Encyclopedia"
will address authors, movements, and genres as well as the historical and
cultural contexts of African American literature and its critical reception
and interpretation.

For further information, including detailed guidelines for submission, please
e-mail the editors, Hans Ostrom (ostrom_at_ups.edu) and David Macey
(dmacey_at_ups.edu), or write to

CFP: Black Literature, Law and Public Policy (5/15/03; collection)

updated: 
Friday, April 18, 2003 - 12:46am
Roberts, June

This is a request for submissions for an edited volume of papers on African
American literature and its relationship to the law, public policy and
social change, generally. Topics may include slave narratives in relation
to the fugitive slave laws, Dred Scot decision and other public
constructions of and constraints on black life. The literature's relation to
the practices of jim crow segregation, lynching, voting rights, etc.
Literary intervention into or contribution to the discourses of the civil
rights movement, slavery reparations, equality in housing, employment and
education, affirmative action and so on are also suitable subjects. This is

CFP: Black British Literature (1/20/04; journal issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2003 - 6:16pm
obsidian_at_social.chass.ncsu.edu

Obsidian III: Black Literature in the African Diaspora invites essays, short
fiction, and poetry, for a special issue on Black British Literature. We invite
work that addresses a variety of the issues reflected in this burgeoning field
such as childhood, old age, memory, history, gender issues, and post
independence. We are also interested in innovative essays engaging critical
pedagogy in the field and issues of theory. We also welcome interviews with
major figures in the field and single or multiple author explorations.
Inquiries are welcome. Deadline for submission is January 20, 2004.

CFP: James Baldwin and Toni Morrison (9/1/03; journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 6:06pm
Lovalerie King

        Call for Critical or Theoretical Comparative Essays on the Fiction
        and Nonfiction of James Baldwin and Toni Morrison
        
        for a Special Issue of
        
        COLLEGE LITERATURE
        
        We seek essays that address the following:
        
        RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
        IDENTITY (racial, sexual, or otherwise)
        LOVE and/or DESIRE
        RELIGION
        MUSIC
        
        Submit finished 8,000-10,000 word essays, following The Chicago
        Manual of Style, 14th Ed., no later than September 1, 2003 to one
        of the guest editors below:
        

CFP: James Baldwin (5/1/03; journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, March 20, 2003 - 10:30pm
ceh_at_odin.english.udel.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

In 2003, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of
James Baldwin's provocative narrative *Go Tell It On The Mountain*. To
celebrate this achievement, MAWA Review will devote its Winter issue to
the discussion of Baldwin's novel. We solicit your help in making this
issue a successful one. The editorial board invites papers for possible
consideration in this issue on a variety of topics related to the
prominent themes in Baldwin's narrative:

CFP: Whiteness and Black Masculinity (4/7/03; MMLA, 11/7/03-11/9/03 & possible collection)

updated: 
Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 5:07am
Betina Entzminger

"Whiteness and Black Masculinity." Some might argue that the subject of
literature (as practiced in the West) has always been white and male;
however, by arriving at whiteness studies through multiculturalism and
postcolonialism, and arriving at masculinity studies through feminism and
queer theory, it is possible to reexamine the construction of both
whiteness and masculinity in such a way that confronts their aura of
homogeneity and problematizes what had for so long been presented as
hegemonic.

CFP: Soundings: American Minority Women Writers (5/1/03; website)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 3:45am
s. hyon

=8B Voices from the Gaps (voices.cla.umn.edu)
Soundings (voices.cla.umn.edu/SOUNDINGS/index.html)

Call for Papers: =B3Soundings,=B2 a new section of VOICES FROM THE GAPS website

The award-winning web project Voices from the Gaps (voices.cla.umn.edu),
dedicated to the lives and works of North American women writers of color,
is proud to launch SOUNDINGS (voices.cla.umn.edu/SOUNDINGS/index.html) as
part of the site=B9s new, smart redesign. A new section of the Voices website
that encourages critical conversations on the works of women of color
writers, SOUNDINGS invites writers to submit critical essays or short
academic papers in response to questions such as:

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