REMINDER: Malcolm X's Assassination and Autobiography Fifty Years Later
What are the literary legacies of Malcolm X's life and death?
In 1965, after Malcolm X's life came to an end, The Autobiography of Malcolm X cemented his status as icon. Malcolm's death galvanized a nascent Black Arts Movement, inspiring the generation of black nationalist artists that Amiri Baraka termed "Malcolm's sons and daughters." This panel invites papers that engage with the enduring resonance of Malcolm X's life and death for literary and black studies.
Please submit 200-300 word abstracts through NeMLA's new online system. See the online call for papers to submit abstracts: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html Search by panel title or my name and click "Submit an Abstract" button below the panel description.
Chair: Julie Burrell, Cleveland State University
Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014
NeMLA 2015 46th Annual Convention
Toronto, April 30-May 3, 2015