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

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Roberts, June
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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
an attempt to create an interdisciplinary volume that speaks to the
interrelation between black literature and the framing political economy of
the majority-cultural of American life.

Articles of 3,000 to 10,000 words are sought.

Deadline for submission of 250 word abstracts is May 15th, 2003

Deadline for submission of full articles is Dec 15th, 2003

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