NeMLA 2023 Roundtable-- Teaching 20th-century African American Women's Writing

deadline for submissions: 
October 15, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Clark Barwick, Indiana University, Bloomington
contact email: 

Northeast Modern Language Association 2023 roundtable: "Teaching 20th-century African American Women's Writing" 

Given the ongoing cultural assault on the history of race in the United States, now is the perfect time to discuss how we teach African American Women’s writing. This roundtable will focus on twentieth-century literature (broadly defined) and invite conversation about approaches for introducing African American Women’s writing to students and for emphasizing its vastness and power to help us understand our past, present, and future.

Roundtable participants will have between 5-10 minutes to introduce a topic, and conversation will follow.

In order to submit a proposal, please submit a 200-word abstract and a 150-word bio to Dr. Clark Barwick at Proposals are due by October 15, 2022.