New Perspectives on Martin R. Delany (NeMLA Panel, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal)

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Elizabeth Pittman / The George Washington University
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The publication of Robert S. Levine's Martin R. Delany: A Documentary Reader reminds us that Delany was an active participant in the antebellum public sphere, who utilized multiple genres to conceptualize community. This panel invites papers on Blake as well as Delany's non-fictional writings to engage in conversations about nationalism, transnationalism, black cosmopolitanism, and the role of black civic organizations in order to reconsider Delany alongside new directions in nineteenth-century African American scholarship. Submit paper abstracts to Elizabeth Pittman at by September 30.