James Baldwin at 100: A Roundtable

deadline for submissions: 
March 20, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
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James Baldwin at 100: A Roundtable(MLA 2024 Convention, Jan 4-7; Philadelphia, PA)


Commemorating the centennial of Baldwin's birth, this roundtable examines his autobiographical writings, as well as his impact on Black / queer / transnational life writing. Email 250-word abstracts and bio to McKinley Melton (mmelton@gettysburg.edu) by 3/20/2023. (Panel co-sponsored by the MLA African American Literature Forum, the MLA Life Writing Forum, and the College Language Association)