AfriGeneas Writers Forum
Richard Wright Conference
Richard Wright: The Centenary Celebration
The American University of Paris announces the International Richard WrightCentennial Conference.
It will be held 19-20 June 2008 at The AmericanUniversity of Paris and at the Musée des années trente (Museum of the NineteenThirties), in Boulogne-Billancourt.
The Conference will encourage broad international and interdisciplinaryexplorations of Wright's life and writing, with a special emphasis on the Paris heinhabited (1947-1960), both what it was and what it is today as a result ofthe marks he left behind, and on his experiences in Africa.
Stressing theimportance of Richard Wright, the conference hopes to be an international point ofintersection for all those interested in Wright's work from literary andcultural critics, to political activists, poets, musicians, publishers andhistorians.
We seek the widest range of academic and public intellectual discussionaround Wright's work which has influenced so many and so much.Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Wright in the Black Atlantic: Transnationalism and Transatlanticism
Paper/presentation proposals should include:1. A brief (250-300 word) abstract.2. A brief (1-2pp.) vita.
The deadline is January 15, 2008.
Submit abstracts to:Alice Craven atAlice.Craven@aup.frORWilliam.Dow@wanadoo.fr