CFP: Callaloo: Next Thirty Years of Callaloo (12/1/06; journal issue)

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Callaloo is currently putting together material for an issue to be published
in November 2007 as the last of four special issues celebrating Callaloo's
30th anniversary. This issue is to focus on Callaloo's future as an
international cultural institution and on the writers and scholars who will
fuel that future.

Over the past thirty years, Callaloo has been an invaluable forum for the
development and critique of the African Diaspora's literature and culture.
As the journal moves into its next thirty years, this issue will feature
personal essays, creative writing, and critical work illuminating the future
of scholarship and literature and Callaloo's role in their development. As a
forecast of the journal's future, this issue will investigate current trends
and opportunities for growth in literature and in literary cultural studies.

For this 30th anniversary issue engaging the future of Callaloo, we seek
creative work (fiction, poetry, short drama) from writers 45 and under which
represents the future thematic and aesthetic evolution of literature from
the African Diaspora. The focus is not on "experimental" writing per se, but
any innovation in form or subject that forges into new territory in black
literature. We also seek to feature a modest body of work by new writers who
have yet to publish full-length manuscripts.

We also seek short, non-fiction essays (500 words or less) from writers and
scholars of all ages on what they think the future of Callaloo should or
will be.

For the scholarship, we also seek work from scholars 45 and under whose work
uses new and innovative methodologies to deal with established writers of
any era and/or the defining questions of African American cultural study. We
also welcome scholarship dealing with writers—especially but not exclusively
contemporary writers—whose work has not yet received substantial critical

All manuscripts or other contributions should follow the Callaloo submission
guidelines and be postmarked no later than Friday, December 1st, 2006:

Callaloo/The Next Thirty Years
Department of English
Texas A&M University
4227 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4227

Please direct all inquiries to Kyle Dargan and Keith Leonard, guest editors,

Kyle G. Dargan Keith Leonard
Distinguished Adjunct-in-Residence Assistant Professor
Department of Literature Department of
American University American University
kd6017a @ kdl @

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