Words. Beats. Life: Call for Papers

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
October 5, 2017
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Literature, Urban History / Studies, Music and Music History

CALL FOR PAPERS:

 

 

Words. Beats. Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture invites proposals for our special issue on street lit and the confluence between hip-hop and literature. Of specific interest are scholarly essays on the following topics:

specific analysis of books by Iceberg Slim

specific analysis of Omar Tyree’s novels

specific analysis of Vickie Stringer’s novels

specific analysis of K’wan’s body of work

specific analysis of Sister Souljah’s Midnight

specific analysis of Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s Pe-lo-tah

themes specific to either street lit or hip-hop theater

 

The expectation is that a proposal will speak to the scholar's analysis of the specific work(s) under discussion as well as the wider body of literature/performance that surrounds it.

Words. Beats. Life is a peer-reviewed, hybrid periodical of art and hip-hop studies. Since 2002, Words. Beats. Life has been committed to nurturing and showcasing the creative talents and expertise of artists and scholars in its uniquely hip-hop-inspired setting. 

 

Proposals are due by October 5. Proposals should be 300 words or less. Please email the special issue editor Keenan Norris at Keenan.Norris@goddard.edu with the subject heading “WBL Proposal.”

Contact Info: 

Please email the special issue editor Keenan Norris at Keenan.Norris@goddard.edu with the subject heading “WBL Proposal.”