Archiving Black Women's Joys and Sorrows

deadline for submissions: 
March 15, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2024 Special Session
contact email: 

The relationship between Black women and the archive has long been fraught. We invite 250-word proposals for papers that probe Black women writers' literary and/or theoretical negotiations with these realities.


Please submit a 250-word abstract and a short bio by March 15th, 2023, to N. Morris Johnson at For more information about the MLA conference, please visit