Race, Sexuality and African American Literature Sept 30-Oct 1, 2011

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Celebrating African American Literature
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Celebrating African American Literature: Race, Sexual Identity, and African American Literature
September 30-October 1, 2011
Penn State University
Nittany Lion Inn

Join us for the next in our series of conferences Celebrating African American Literature, which will focus on representations of race and sexual identity throughout the history of the tradition. Confirmed speakers and presenters include:
Sharon Bridgforth, Marci Blackman, Thomas Glave,
Duriel Harris, Trudier Harris, G. Winston James, E. Patrick Johnson, Randall Kenan, Charles I. Nero, Robert Reid-Pharr

We invite paper, panel, and roundtable proposals on theoretical, critical, or pedagogical approaches to texts, topics, and authors, including any of the following:
LGBTQ Literature across histories and genres; Race and Sexual Identity; Interraciality and Same Sex Desire; Masculinity; Community; Sexuality, Desire, and The Harlem Renaissance; Homophobic Expressions; Critiques of Heteronormativity; Intersectionality; Transnational Implications; Comedy; Nationalism, Sexuality and The Black Arts Movement; James Baldwin; Richard Bruce Nugent; Marci Blackman; Ann Allen Shockley; Audre Lorde; E. Lynn Harris; Owen Dodson; Michelle Cliff; Cheryl Clarke, Alexis DeVeaux, Melvin Dixon, Thomas Glave; Shay Youngblood, April Sinclair; Alice Moore Dunbar Nelson; Gloria Naylor; James Earl Hardy; Gayl Jones; Wallace Thurman; G. Winston James; Brian Keith Jackson; Samuel R. Delaney; Helen Elaine Lee; Sharon Bridgforth; Jewelle Gomez; Jacqueline Woodson; Alice Walker; June Jordan; Carolivia Herron; Sapphire; Thomas Glave, and others.

Submit abstracts at AfAmLit@outreach.psu.edu by February 5, 2011. Email notifications will be sent by April 1, 2011. Conference presenters must register by August 15, 2011.

Submit questions about website/travel/lodging/directions to Jlf30@psu.edu
Submit questions about proposals and abstracts to
Shirley Moody (scm18@psu.edu) or Lovalerie King (luk13@psu.edu)