CFP: [Graduate] Panel CFP on Race and Identity in American Literature for UCR (dis)junctions graduate conference

full name / name of organization: 
Alicia Cox
contact email: 


Contributors are invited to submit critical works that examine issues
surrounding race and identity in any period or genre of American
literature, film, media, etc.

Potential topics include:

National identity, nationalism as race

Conjunctions/disjunctions between race, gender, and socioeconomic status

Constructions/constrictions of racial identity

Notions of race, space, form, and the aesthetic

The non-race: constructing, securing, troubling, and problematizing whiteness

The black-white dyad

Miscegenation: Mestizas, Mulattoes, and other Mixed-"breeds"


(Conflated) notions of whiteness, citizenship, masculinity, and heterosexuality

The hegemonic forces of racism

Internalized racism: self-hatred, self-destruction

Raced language: black English, red English, Chicanismo, and linguistic

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to by
February 15, 2008 (text in the body of the message; please no attachments).

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