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Conference & CFP :: African American Literature

Celebrating African American Literature: The Novel Since 1988
Penn State U
Oct 23 – 24, 2009

This conference will cover contemporary novelists and their novels produced and published since 1988. The meeting is designed to attract scholars and educators from a variety of fields, including American and African American literary studies, cultural studies, rhetoric, African American studies, and ethnic studies.

CFP: paper, panel, and roundtable proposals on theoretical, critical, or pedagogical approaches to works produced since 1988. 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. Deadline: Feb 5

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