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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:

CFP: Women of Color Respond to Violence (8/15/03; collection)

updated: 
Monday, January 27, 2003 - 10:01pm
Maria Ochoa

Call for Contributors: Seeking 500 - 600 word proposals for essays in an
anthology tentatively titled Resistance and Rage: Women of Color Respond
to Violence. This constellation of work seeks to explore topics such as
the dialectical approaches to the relationship among individual action,
selfhood and collective identity; womenís rights and feminist struggle
as articulated by women of color; traditions of resistance; legal
discursive formulations of rape and self-defense as applied to cases
involving women of color. Essays that expressly address the cases of
Inez Garcia, Joann Little, Yvonne Wanrow, Dessie Woods are encouraged.
Persons invited to submit completed essays will be asked to meet an

CFP: D. S. Izevbaye: A Festschrift: African and Black Lit. (4/30/03; collection)

updated: 
Sunday, November 24, 2002 - 6:41pm
O. Okunoye

PROFESSOR D.S. IZEVBAYE:A FESTSCHRIFT

Professor Daniel Sunday Izevbaye, an outstanding Nigerian scholar and
literary critic ,is retiring from the University of Ibadan, his base for
well over three decades. Izevbaye is one of the foremost and original
thinkers of the nature and character of contemporary African literature
written in English, an accomplished teacher whose numerous essays in
African, Caribbean and American literatures have both the depth and
clarity of a true scholar-critic; metaphorically, D.S. Izevbaye is a
major pathfinder of contemporary critical practice in Africa and a
shining light whose propagation of critical excellence at Ibadan is as
influential as it is enviable.

CFP: Sonia Sanchez (no deadline noted; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2002 - 10:49pm
Divajamiewalker_at_aol.com

> Hi. How are you? I am writing to you because I'd like you to contribute to=
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> an Anthology on Sonia Sanchez entitled, Sonia On My Mind: A Collection of=20
> Scholarly Essays and Literary Criticism.=20
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> Joyce Ann Joyce, author of Ijala: Sonia Sanchez and the African Poetic=20
> Tradition, is writing the introduction. Houston A. Baker, Dr. Lorenzo=20
> Thomas, Dr. Nathan Hare, and several others have already expressed their=20
> interest in participating.=20

UPDATE: Black Diaspora Drama Biographies (no deadline noted; database)

updated: 
Saturday, October 20, 2001 - 5:14pm
Jeremy Caleb Johnson

(This announcement updates a prior announcement; 80+ authors still
available.)

Biographical Entries Sought: Black Diaspora Drama

Alexander Street Press seeks short biographical entries for inclusion in its
BLACK DRAMA database.

Alexander Street Press--an electronic publishing firm noted for its Civil
War Letters and Diaries and for North American Women’s Letters and
Diaries--is publishing a full-text searchable database titled BLACK DRAMA.
Integrating rare, hard-to-find plays and popular, widely-produced plays by
Blacks and about Blacks, BLACK DRAMA encompasses the work of playwrights
from the U.K., the Caribbean, the U.S. and Canada, and Anglophone Africa.

CFP: Black Diaspora Drama Biographies (no deadline noted; database)

updated: 
Friday, September 14, 2001 - 9:40pm
Jeremy Caleb Johnson

Biographical Entries Sought: Black Diaspora Drama

Alexander Street Press seeks short biographical entries for inclusion in its
BLACK DRAMA database.

Alexander Street Press—an electronic publishing firm noted for its Civil War
Letters and Diaries and for North American Women’s Letters and Diaries—is
publishing a full-text searchable database titled BLACK DRAMA. Integrating
rare, hard-to-find plays and popular, widely-produced plays by Blacks and
about Blacks, BLACK DRAMA encompasses the work of playwrights from the U.K.,
the Caribbean, the U.S. and Canada, and Anglophone Africa.

UPDATE: Issues in English Studies in Southern Africa (no deadline noted; journal)

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2000 - 9:37pm
L De Kock

This CFP, almost identical to one sent earlier, is has been slightly
edited to make it more user-friendly for US scholars. The changes occur in
the final sentence under category 1 below and in the penultinmate
paragraph overall.

CALL FOR PAPERS

*scrutiny2: issues in english studies in southern africa* wishes to invite
papers on the following topics for its forthcoming issues:

1. The end of theory?

CFP: Issues in English Studies in Southern Africa (no deadline noted; journal)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2000 - 7:13pm
L De Kock

Call for papers

scrutiny2: issues in english studies in southern africa wishes to invite
papers on the following topics for its forthcoming issues:

1. The end of theory?

The editors invite contributions which address the seeming exhaustion with
successive waves of theory to legitimate and strengthen the practices of
literary and cultural criticism. We are more than happy here to consider
contemporary contexts other than southern Africa.

2. The semiotics of sports narratives

CFP: Literature in the African Diaspora (no deadline noted; journal)

updated: 
Monday, February 28, 2000 - 6:54pm
Afaa Michael Weaver

Obsidian Is in Its 25th Anniversary Year

Founded in 1975 by Alvin Aubert at SUNY-Purchase,
Obsidian, the academic journal of black creative writing,
is now in its 25th anniversary year.

Each Editor changes the numbering of the journal.
The new editor is Afaa M. Weaver (b.Michael S. Weaver),
the poet and playwright. As the third Editor, after
Alvin Aubert and Jerry Barax, Obsidian is now:
Obsidian III/Literature in the African Diaspora. The
journal is based in Raleigh, North Carolina at
NC State University.

HIGHLIGHTS OF CURRENT ISSUE

CFP: Sonia Sanchez (journal)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 7, 1999 - 2:29am
Frenzella E. De Lancey

BMa: The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review invites submissions on any aspect of
poet Sonia Sanchez's work.

As a poet who emerged during the height of the Black Arts Movement, Sonia
Sanchez produced powerful poetry for nearly three decades.

Published twice yearly, BMa maintains a rolling enrollment. However, among the
issues we'd like to address in 2001 &2002 are:

                Quest themes in Sanchez's work

                Pedagogical issues involved in teaching Sanchez's work

                And close studies of her poetic style.

CFP: African Literatures (various; journal)

updated: 
Saturday, November 20, 1999 - 9:38pm
Katrina Daly Thompson

VOICES
The Wisconsin Review of African Literatures

Call for Papers

Deadline for Issue 3: 1 March 2000 Deadline for Issue 4: 1 October 2000.

We invite the submission of articles, essays, book reviews of recently
published works, translations and original creative works (short stories,
poetry, art, drama, renderings of oral narratives).

Written in: Languages of Africa (as well as English, French, Portuguese,
Spanish, German).

CFP: African Literatures (no deadline; journal)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 2, 1999 - 12:49am
Katrina Daly Thompson

VOICES
The Wisconsin Review of African Literatures

Voices is a forum for exploring issues of written and oral artistic
production in Africa and the Diaspora in relation to the continent.
Submissions that stretch and challenge such disciplinary boundaries are
welcome and will be considered for publication. We will distribute copies
of Voices to American universities with interest in African studies, and to
African institutions which may have more difficulty in
maintaining/developing their collections of research in African literature.
We invite submissions from writers world-wide. Voices is complemented by a
web site with the aim of cultivating a broad readership and interactive
academic network.

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