CFP: Claude McKay Critical Reader (9/15/04 & 1/7/05; collection)

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Dennis Chester
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A Claude McKay Critical Reader

While a major figure in the literature of the Harlem Renaissance, Claude
McKay continues to be frequently marginalized - and misunderstood - in
discussions of the era. In an effort to further develop the critical
understanding of this intriguing early twentieth-century author, we are
looking for essays that address any aspect of McKay's work to include in
a forthcoming critical reader. Topics on McKay may include, but are not
limited to:

Internationalism and WWI
Diaspora and Black Identity
Gender and Sexuality
Communism and Russia
Travel and Mobility
The Harlem Avant Garde
Autobiography and Form
New Negro Aesthetics
Provincialism and Urbanity
Commonwealth and Caribbean Literature
Race Politics and Authorship

Please email abstracts and inquiries by September 15, 2004 to Dennis
Chester at CSUHayward ( or Josh Gosciak, at
City College of New York (

Send completed papers by January 7, 2005 to:

Dennis Chester
Department of English
Cal State University, Hayward
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
Hayward CA 94542-3037

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