Essay Collection: James Baldwin: The Price of Masculinity; Accepting submissions until 9/30

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Aaron Oforlea Ph.D
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Submissions are invited for a collection of critical essays that examine James Baldwin's life, fiction, and nonfiction with the most recent scholarship from Black Masculinity Studies. Essays may employ cultural studies and/or a post-colonial critical lens for explicating specific texts as well as interdisciplinary approaches that demonstrate the relevance or usefulness of using Baldwin's texts to examine, explore, or discuss Black masculinity within other disciplines
(besides Literary Studies). Submissions by emerging, as well as, established scholars are welcomed.

Possible topics may include (but are not limited to):

Baldwin and Black women, Black Feminism

Baldwin and homosocial/heterosexual friendships/relationships

Black male childhood, manhood
Baldwin and children's fiction

Black masculinity and Christianity

Baldwin and musicians

Baldwin and representations of Black masculinity/subjectivity
Baldwin and American Literary Traditions

Baldwin and Black masculinity Abroad
Baldwin and Transnational/Transcultural context