Query: The African Female Figure in Early British Literature (1500-1600)

I am a candidate for the MA in English Literature at Chapman University working on my thesis.  My work will examine the African/Black female figure in Early Modern British Literature). I’ve selected two texts so far:  Othello and Masque of Blacknesss.

New Entries Available for Harlem Renaissance Encyclopedia

The Harlem Renaissance: An Encyclopedia of Arts, Culture, and History

Drs. Venetria K. Patton and Kwakiutl L. Dreher, Editors

Seeking contributors for a new, 2-volume encyclopedia that brings to life a critical period that saw a flowering of art and music within African American communities from the end of World War I through the 1930s.

"When Beale Street Spoke in Haiti: From Port-au-Prince to the Oscars" by Nathan DIZE

When Beale Street Spoke in Haiti: From Port-au-Prince to the Oscars

MARCH 7, 2019

This is a guest blog post by Nathan Dize, a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of French and Italian at Vanderbilt University specializing in Haitian literature and history.

CFP: (Re)membering Africa: Women’s Narratives on the Continent and Beyond

Calls For Papers: (Re)membering Africa: Women’s Narratives on the Continent and Beyond

deadline for submissions: December 1, 2018

name of organization: Empire Studies Collective, English & Creative Writing Departments at University of Houston (UH). Additional support comes from UH Departments of History, Modern Classical Languages, Women and Gender Studies and African American Studies


Keynote Speaker: Susan Andrade

Featured Speaker: Tsitsi Dangarembga

CFS: Edited Volume - Literary And Cultural Aesthetics In The 21st Century: Revisiting Amiri Baraka’s Legacy

Imamu Amiri Baraka, formerly known as LeRoi Jones and the co-founder of the Black Arts Movement (BAM), passed away in 2014. The duty of remembering is a unique opportunity to assess Baraka’s legacy, the movement, and the direction taken by African American literature. Baraka's poetic productions and general body of work have garnered mixed appreciation. According to David L. Smith, “Some observers have regarded him as confused and unstable, others have hailed him as the apostle of the Black Aesthetic or as the Father of Contemporary Black Poetry”.


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