CFP: African-American Literature (11/30/06; CEA, 4/12/07-4/14/07)

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Shelia Collins
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College English Association National Conference
Thursday, April 12-Saturday, April 14
New Orleans, Louisiana

We invite paper and panel proposals on African-American literature for the
38th annual meeting of CEA. This years general conference theme is "Empathy
and Ethics." Proposals that offer new and inventive readings on
African-American literature will also be considered. Please interpret the
conference theme broadly including but not limited to the following areas:

How are empathy and/or ethics portrayed in African American literature?
Howand/ or do other cultures and races show empathy towards African
How do African Americans respond to acts of racism and racial oppression?
Must responses to acts of terror be ethical?
How do institutions, such as the Black church, teach empathy?
Education—teaching Black children, Brown vs. Board of Education, dilapidated
Economic—poverty, access to job opportunities, unemployment, affirmative
Personal Tragedy—Aids in the black community, death, access to health care

Submit abstracts of no more than 500 words by November 30, 2006.

All proposals must be submitted through the online submission database:

Those without computer access should send hard copy proposals via US mail by
October 15th to the CEA Program Chair:

        Ed Demerly
        CEA Program Chair
        English Language Institute
        Henry Ford Community College
        5101 Evergreen Road
        Dearborn, MI 48128

Queries for the AFRICAN-AMERICAN LTERATURE special panels should be directed

Shelia Collins

For more information about CEA, the general conference theme, or other
special sessions, please consults the CEA website

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