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AfriGeneas Writers Forum

Call for Proposals:The African American Novel

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Call for Proposals

The African American Novel Since 1988 (October 23-24, 2009)

We invite paper, panel, and roundtable proposals on theoretical, critical, or
pedagogical approaches to works produced since 1988. We are especially
interested in proposals that address the work of featured novelists Alice Randall
and Mat Johnson. Proposals focusing on satire, transnationalism,
cosmopolitanism, or any of the topics listed below are also welcomed. Selected essays will
once again be edited for publication.

Aesthetic Frameworks or Models
Detective Fiction
Literature and American Legal Discourse
LGBT Novels
Popular Fiction
[Re]constructions of Race and/or Gender
Revisioning Oral Traditions
Revisioning Signifying Practice
Speculative Fiction
Urban Experience Novels

Submit carefully written abstracts (300 words) via e-mail attachment to: . Make sure to complete identification—with
names, institution name, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Deadline for
submission is February 5, 2009. During March 2008 you will receive e-mail
notification regarding abstract acceptance. Important note: Persons whose abstracts are
accepted should register for the conference by August 15, 2009.

Questions regarding proposals should be sent to:
Lovalerie King
Department of English
The PennsylvaniaStateUniversity
Conference website address:

Note that the accepted proposals will be shared with the participants by
means of the conference Web site before and during the conference.

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