AfriGeneas Writers Forum
CFC: From Bourgeois to Boojie: Black Middle-Class Performanc
Call for Contributors
>From Bourgeois to Boojie: Black Middle-Class Performances
We seek engaging papers/writings for an edited book collection. The essays are being compiled in recognition of the golden anniversary of E. Franklin Frazier's controversial monograph __Black Bourgeoisie__ (1957), and must discuss both class and blackness as expressed in film, literature, media, music, autobiography/biography, theatre, or the performance of everyday life. The publisher for the collection will be announced at a later date.
We are particularly interested in narratives, intellectual arguments, and other kinds of writings that connect class and race to gender/sexuality, religion, the media or region (e.g., the South).
You are also invited to attend our symposium at the University of Iowa on October 24 and 25, 2007. Confirmed speakers include: writers Amiri Baraka and Greg Tate, cultural critic Michele Wallace, Performance Studies scholars E. Patrick Johnson and Keith Bryant Alexander, literary critic and playwright Lisa Thompson, theatre artist Nancy Bellamy, anthropologist Signithia Fordham, and sociologist Mary Pattillo. Please direct queries about the symposium to Dr. Bridget Harris Tsemo (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Vershawn A. Young (email@example.com).
The abstract submission should contain the names and institutions of the author's contact information (name, e-mail, postal address, phone and fax numbers), and the working title of the proposed essay/writing. Submitted manuscripts should be original work, not concurrently submitted to any other venue.
Submitted papers will be carefully reviewed. The length of a submitted paper should typically be between 20-25 pages and formatted in the proper publication style. A submission can also be accompanied by supplementary material (e.g. photographs).
Bridget Harris Tsemo, Ph.D.