African American Literature and Culture Society Call for Papers
American Literature Association
34th Annual Conference
May 25-28, 2023
The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116
The African American Literature and Culture Society invites abstracts (of no more than 250 words) for presentations at the annual conference of the American Literature Association (http://americanliteratureassociation.org/). We will also consider a limited number of panel proposals (of no more than 500 words).
This year, we are soliciting works that engage with rhetorics of resistance in African American literature. Inspired by the conference location, Boston, we encourage the submission of papers on revolution, protest literature, and acts of citizenship in Black writing.
Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to:
-Conceptions of citizenship in African American writing
-Black literature and American identity
While we welcome papers on the above themes and subthemes, we also strongly encourage submissions on any topic related to African American literature and culture.
Please send abstracts or proposals to Rachel Carr (CarrR@lindsey.edu) and Jean-Philippe Marcoux (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than January 15, 2023. Include your name and email with the abstract. Presenters must be members of AALCS by the time of the conference. Information about the Society and how to join can be found at the AALCS website: https://aalcsblog.wordpress.com/