Reconceptualizing Religion in Early African American Literature

deadline for submissions: 
March 30, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
2024 MLA Convention
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How do 18th and 19th century Black writers reconceptualize religion beyond the nation-state? How do they utilize religious concepts such as celebration, prophecy, apocalpyse, etc. to critique and think outside the boundaries of the nation-state?


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Deadline (Extended): March 30th