CFP: The Inaugural James Arthur Baldwin (JAB) Symposium – Deadline September 1, 2021

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
November 5, 2021 to November 6, 2021
Location: 
Virginia, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Literature, Race / Ethnic Studies

 

 

THEME

 

The Essential James Baldwin: The 21st Century and Beyond, At Home & Abroad

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

 

The Office of Academic Affairs, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, and

Honors Program at Virginia State University – a storied HBCU – are seeking proposals for

The Inaugural James Arthur Baldwin Symposium

No later than 1 September 2021, abstracts of no more than 250 words and condensed CVs (1-2 pages) should be emailed to:

Dr. Pamela D. Reed, Associate Professor

Department of Languages & Literature

jabsymposium.vsu@gmail.com

Those selected for inclusion will be notified and given specific guidelines for full-paper submission, no later than 15 September 2021. Multidisciplinary perspectives are sought. Student entries are encouraged.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION IS FORTHCOMING.

 

THE DESIRED FORMAT IS HYBRID: A MIX OF FACE-TO-FACE AND VIRTUAL.

PROVISIONALLY, IF COVID-19 CONDITIONS WORSEN, ALL ACTIVITIES WILL BE VIRTUAL.

 

 

confirmed presenters

Dr. Molefi Kete Asante    

Temple University

 Conceptualizer                

Theory of Afrocentricity

 

Dr. Daryl Cumber Dance

U of Richmond & VCU

Folklorist

Professor of English Emerita

 

Dr. Clenora Hudson-Weems    

U of Missouri-Columbia

Preeminent Emmett Till Scholar &

Progenitor

Theory of Africana Womanism

 

Dr. Maulana Karenga  

Cal State Long Beach

Kwanzaa Creator &

Kawaida Theorist

 

Mrs. Val Gray Ward

Baldwin Contemporary

BAM Dramatist &

Founder

Kuumba Theatre, Chicago

 

Dr. Joanne Gabbin

James Madison University Founding Executive Director Furious Flower Poetry Center

 

Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti

Chicago State University

Professor Emeritus

BAM Poet (Don L. Lee) &

Founder

Third World Press

 

POINT PERSON

               Dr. Pamela D. Reed                 

           Associate Professor              

Languages & Literature 

jabsymposium.vsu@gmail.com

 

TOPICS

The Richard Wright Influence :: Baldwin’s Realism

Teaching Activist Baldwin :: Forefather of the Black Lives Matter Movement

Baldwin :: Son of Harlem & Citizen of the World

The Genre-Defying Poetry, Plays, & Prose of James Baldwin

From Disillusioned Boy Preacher to Race Man :: Baldwin & Christianity

James Arthur Baldwin :: Same-Gender-Loving Black Man

 

MEDIA

Papers

Panel Proposals

Posters

Short Films/Documentaries

Poetry

Music Videos

Digital Art

 

 

 

Contact Info: 

Dr. Pamela D. Reed, Associate Professor

Africana Literature

Virginia State University