CALL FOR PAPERS: “Black Masculinity in the Trump Era”

CALL FOR PAPERS: “Black Masculinity in the Trump Era”

North Carolina Central University’s Department of Language and Literature and Department of Mass Communication will host its Ninth African American Literature/Studies Symposium on Thursday, February 8, 2018. This year’s theme is “African American Studies in the Trump Era”. This symposium will explore contemporary approaches to the study Black Masculinity in African American Studies. Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to, the following: Afrofuturism, Authenticity, Disability Studies, Drama, Folklore, Gender Studies, Hip Hop Studies, Intertextuality, Film/Television, Literary Canon, Memory, Protest, Pop Culture, and Urban Literature Graduate and creative submissions such as short films and documentaries are also welcomed. Email a 300-word abstract and brief cv to Dr. Wendy Rountree ([email protected]) and Dr. W. Russell Robinson ([email protected]) by Monday, December 4, 2017. Participants whose papers are selected will be contacted by late December. Complete papers should be sent to Dr. Rountree and Dr. Robinson by Monday, January 22, 2018. Additionally, accepted participants and presentation papers will be considered for inclusion in an online digital humanities project.

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