Bondage: The Legacy of Blackness,
This session examines the relationship between religion and American literature. In particular, it welcomes papers that explore the topic of theodicy in contemporary American literature. How have the events following 9/11, and the developments in post-secular and trauma studies made the question of theodicy a more vital, urgent topic in our contemporary moment? How has 9/11 transformed the ways in which Americans think about the problem of evil? How has this event and other acts of terror influenced our cultural imaginations of suffering and death?
Please join us at the New York Academy of Medicine on Wednesday, July 10th from 6pm-8pm for the next event in our Race and Health series, “How Long Will We Wait? The Desegregation of American Hospitals.”
I am seeking panelists for the "10th Annual African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, Interdisciplinary Conference," convening at James Madison University, Feb 20-21, 2020. The panel will be titled, "The African Notebook: Afrofuturistic Elements in College History Courses." The purpose of the panel is to gather a selected group of scholars 3-4 for a discussion that will explore the implementation of Afrofuturistic theories, methodologies, and practices in college history courses.
“Here ‘Comes the Colored Hour’: Envisioning Counter-Futures and Diasporic Visions
in the Harlem Renaissance Era and Beyond”
CFP: Delta State University to host 6th Annual International Conference on the Blues
International Conference on the Blues
October 4, 2019
Delta State University
Review of proposals will begin June 15, 2019
Deadline: Friday, June 28
In his 1903 The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois poses a question at the heart of the African-American literary tradition: “How does it feel to be a problem?” We see the question’s precursors in Walker’s Appeal, Douglass’ address on the Fourth of July, and Harper’s anti-slavery poetry. It reverberates in Hurston’s “How It Feels To Be Colored Me,” Ellison’s “black and blue,” Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, and Rankine’s Citizen.
The panel considers readings of text in terms of race, gender, and class. A review of literary works stems from Stanley Fish’s essay titled “Is there a Text in this Class?” and for this panel the idea of reading considers text as more than text and regard the reader’s thoughts involving textual perception. This panel reviews receptions of literary (i.e.
The Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) seeks proposals for new subject areas in the fields of Asian-American Studies and African-American Studies. Proposers of new subject areas often serve as Area Chairs. For more information about the proposal process for either area, or for inquiries into other subject areas that may be of interest to the organization, please write to Dr.
The Graduate History Association of the Department of History at The University of Alabama is pleased to announce that it is hosting our Eleventh Annual Graduate Student Conference on Power and Struggle. The conference will be held on UA’s campus on October 11-12, 2019. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers who is the author of They Were Her Property: White Women As Slaveowners in the American South and Assistant Professor at the University of California-Berkeley.