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