CALL FOR PAPERS
The local planning and program committees of the Southern Conference on African American Studies, Incorporated (SCAASI) invite paper and panel proposals for the organization’s fortieth annual convention to be held February 7–9, 2019, in Tallahassee, Florida.
Editors: Novotny Lawrence & Gerald Butters
This is a call for papers that offers analysis of Black sexuality studies in Africa and the African diaspora. Essays may address any time period or geographical region. Those that focus on any form of art by Black artists, including film, literature, song, drama/theater, and visual art are particularly welcome. Studies of historical figures are also encouraged. Some topics to consider: How have Black people’s depictions of sexuality changed over time? How have Black people used forms of art to respond to the colonial or dominant “gaze”?
Black Panther projects Afrotopic advancement and this panel engages Black civilization receptions both in literary form (reading film(s) as text as well as the graphic novel genre) in order to create dialogue about various aspects of African and African diasporic representation.
The British Academy Writing Workshops 2018
Hyderabad, 11-14 December 2018
“Global Southern Epistemologies”
Enslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
March 8-9, 2019
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is among the most prominent and admired young writers of African Europhone fiction. As a Nigerian and Igbo author, she has been linked with one of her renowned predecessors, Chinua Achebe. Indeed Achebe himself paid tribute to Adichie's talent, observing that "Adichie came almost fully made." Clearly one of the influences that shaped that talent has been Achebe's own fiction.
HAS RECOVERY RUN OUT OF STEAM?:
PERSPECTIVES FROM THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida is pleased to announce a national 3-day event on African American history to commemorate the opening of the Joel Buchanan African American Oral History Archive, and would like to extend an invitation to students and scholars from other universities and community organizations to attend this event. The symposium will feature outstanding panels, films, exhibits, and lectures on African American history in university, community, and activist settings.