CFP: Revisiting Slave Narratives II (6/1/06; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
judith misrahi-barak

Revisiting Slave Narratives II

Call for contributions

« Les Carnets du Cerpac »
Paul Valéry University, Montpellier III (France)

An international colloquium was organized by the Cerpac and held at
Paul Valéry University in April 2003 that focused not only on the
African-American neo-slave novels published in the 1960s but also on
the more recent neo-slave narratives written in the 1980s and 1990s
by, African, African-American and Caribbean writers such as Fred
D'Aguiar, David Dabydeen, Charles Johnson, Caryl Phillips… among
others. After the success of the colloquium and its proceedings
(2005), a second volume of papers entitled « Revisiting Slave
Narratives II » is going to be published to cover some of the many
writers not included in the first. Details of the authors and works
examined in the first volume can be found on the Cerpac website: Priority will be given to
papers examining new authors.
The following names may serve as a starting point although not as a
limit : Elizabeth Alexander, David Bradley, André Brink, Barbara
Chase-Riboud, Michelle Cliff, J. California Cooper, David Anthony
Durham, Beryl Gilroy, John Hearne, Manu Herbstein, Lawrence Hill,
Paule Marshall, Valerie Martin, Robbie Mc Cauley, Susan Lori Parks,
Lawrence Scott, Simone Schwarz-Bart, Lalita Tademy… Novels, young
adult fiction, short stories, poems and plays can be examined in
relation to the original 18th- and 19th-century slave narratives and
to the 1960s first wave of neo-slave novels.
Contributions about visual artists like Renée Green, David Hammons,
Isaac Julian, Glenn Ligon, Kerry James Marshall, Adrian Piper, Kara
Walker … are also welcome. This publication should interest all those
working in the Caribbean field, anglophone or francophone, as well as
the African and African-American/Canadian field, in Literature,
Cultural Studies or the Visual Arts.
Please submit a 500-word abstract with a short bio by June 1, 2006 to
Judith Misrahi-Barak <>. An answer
will be given by July 15. The final deadline to send the completed
paper is January 31, 2007.

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