UPDATE: Zadie Smith (4/30/06; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Tracey Walters

Submissions are invited for a collection of essays analyzing the novels =
and short stories of black British author Zadie Smith. The main focus of =
the collection will be to explore the various ways Smith approaches =3D
issues of race, identity, and post colonialism.=3D20

Suggested topics for discussion include:

Black British/British identity in a global community

Exploring Biracial identity in a British context

Interracial relationships

The utopian view of "race mixing"

A comparative view of post colonialism: immigrant vs. British born =3D

Cultural alienation and displacement

It will be important for the collection to include essays on as many of =
Smith's works as possible. Please consider Smith's short stories as well =
as her novels.=3D20

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words

Deadline for abstracts is April 30th 2006

Please send submissions to:




Dr. Tracey Walters
SBS 225
Dept of Africana Studies
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York, 11794

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