CFP: Literary Responses to Emmett Till Murder (9/1/04; collection)

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For publication in a volume devoted to the many fictional/ memoir
representations of the lynching of Emmett Till. Editors seek new papers on responses in
poetry by Langston Hughes ("Mississippiâ€"1955"), Gwendolyn Brooks ("A
Bronzeville Mother Loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, A Mississippi Mother Burns Bacon")
and Audre Lorde ("Afterimages"), in plays by James Baldwin (Blues for Mr.
Charlie) and Toni Morrison (Dreaming Emmett), and as well as in novels by Lewis
Nordan (Wolf Whistle) and Bebe Moore Campbell (Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine).
Commentary on William Bradford Huie’s Wolf Whistle essays and on memoir responses
such as Anne Moody’s Coming of Age in Mississippi or John Edgar Wideman’s
"The Killing of Black Boys" also welcome. Please be in touch immediately if you
are interested in contributing to this volume, at First
submission deadline: 9/1/04.

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