CFP: [African-American] Remembering The Bluest Eye

full name / name of organization: 
Robert J. Patterson
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We are seeking contributions for a commemorative collection of essays that
will consider how The Bluest Eye has continued to influence scholarship,
teaching, and creative endeavors, as well how subsequent developments in
those categories have shaped how The Bluest Eye is theorized and taught.
The volume will be divided into four sections: 1) Disciplinary and
Theoretical Considerations 2) Thinking About The Bluest Eye 40 Years Later:
New Approaches and Scholarship 3) Re-Membering The Bluest Eye: The Bluest
Eye as Inter-Text in Recent AA Literature 4) Pedagogical Considerations:
Teaching The Bluest Eye. A major university press has expressed interest in
the project, and we are seeking abstracts in order to provide a
comprehensive overview of and prospectus for the project. We are asking for
a 300 word abstract, brief cv, and 3-5 sentence biographical statement to
be submitted by February 15, 2008 to Robert J. Patterson
( and Soyica Diggs
( When submitting your abstracts,
please be sure to indicate the section for which you would like your
abstract considered.

We intend for this volume to be published in 2010 in order to commemorate
the 40th anniversary. Accordingly, accepted essays of 4500 words should be
submitted by July 31, 2008.

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