Subscribe to RSS - african-american

african-american

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE! Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
Megan Cannella/PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
November 11 - 13, 2016
Westin Pasadena
Pasadena, California

Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures

This panel aims to explore the ways in which physical place has become archival within 20th and 21st century literatures. One of the most obvious examples may be the ways in which place is archival in post-9/11 literatures, but this panel welcomes varied and original interpretations of place as archive.

THE BEIGING OF AMERICA: PERSONAL NARRATIVES ABOUT BEING MIXED RACE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
Cathy J. Schlund-Vials and Tara Betts/2Leaf Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

DEADLINE: September 15, 2016

THE BEIGING OF AMERICA: PERSONAL NARRATIVES ABOUT BEING MIXED RACE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Edited by Cathy J. Schlund-Vials and Tara Betts
ISBN-13: 978-1-940939-54-4 (pbk)
ISBN-13: 978-1-940939-55-1 (eBook)
LCCN: 2016944187
2LP EXPLORATIONS IN DIVERSITY SERIES (Vol. 2)
Series Editor: Sean Frederick Forbes
Publication Date: May 2017

Western Area

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:47am
Film & History
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

 

NeMLA 2017: Reassessing the Blues through Literary Performance

updated: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:14am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The 48th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland: Translingual and Transcultural Competence: Toward a Multilingual Future in the Global Era”

Reassessing the Blues through Literary Performance

Race and Ethnicity in the Program Era, NeMLA 2017

updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:22pm
Hardeep Sidhu (Worcester State University) / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

By recruiting minority writers and teaching them to "write what you know" and "find your voice," MFA programs have generated landmark works of fiction that perform and celebrate marginalized racial and ethnic identities. However, critics argue that the institution of Creative Writing and its aesthetic values are culturally specific and may fetishize racial and ethnic difference for white audiences. Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words about authors or texts that exemplify the intersection of—or friction between—MFA aesthetics and race/ethnicity.

 

This panel will be part of the 48th annual convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association in Baltimore, MD (March 23-26 2017).

 

Queer in the Public Sphere

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:47am
Teresa Smallwood/ NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Queer in the Public Sphere: Homophobia in Public Discourse (Panel)Submit Abstract  

Special Issue "Democratizing the Black Public Intellectual: The Writings of Ta-Nehesi Coates"

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:54am
College Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ ascendancy carries the hallmarks of a Horatio Alger tale.  With his 2015 recognition as a MacArthur Genius and a National Book Award winner, his rise from humble beginnings to illustrious acclaim acquired a nearly storybook sheen.  A “rags to riches” account of his success holds immense charm; however, such an explanation does not offer a full picture of his significance.  Coates’ path from brief attendance at Howard University to star blogger, renowned Atlantic feature reporter, and worldwide phenomenon intersects with fascinating developments in 21st century literature and intellectual history.  Unfolding in a post-9/11 world, his career limns several trends in contemporary culture, chief among them the democratization of blac

Duality and Duplicity in African-American Literature

updated: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:52am
Bruce Plourde/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The idea that African-Americans are actual and full-fledged citizens of the United States is not a new one; the racism that prevents that idea to flourish is also not new.  Recent events, including the death of Freddie Carlos Gray, Jr. in Baltimore, have brought to the fore the question of whether or not the United States values its black citizens, and extends to them the same rights as it does to its non-black citizens.  The historical record has much to say on this point, but the literary record also is instructive in perceptions of race in the United States. 

Pages