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PUB: call for papers--black women's writing revisited  KAL-@aol.com
 May 15, 2007 05:58 PDT 

 PUB: call for papers--black women's writing revisited

Reply to: bro-@uni-bremen.de
Deadline: September 14th, 2007

Special issue of "gender forum" - Guest ed. Sabine Broeck, University 
of Bremen

The special issue means to address a number of literary, essayistic 
and political texts by influential black women writers such as Audre 
Lorde, Angela Davis, Alice Walker, Toni Cade Bambara, Toni Morrison, 
Jamaica Kincaid, Barbara Christian, Hortense Spiller, Sylvia Wynter, 
Ntozake Shange, and Michelle Cliff. After a short heyday of public 
attention in the late 1980s and early 1990s, these writers have 
disappeared into teaching canons of "African-American Literature," 
“Multicultural USA,” or “Writing and Gender in the US,” or - outside 
the US – of the only occasionally taught Black Studies seminar. Over 
the last years, they have not received the critical attention 
necessary to mediate the brilliancy of their aesthetic and 
epistemological cultural-political interventions into the scene of 
feminism and gender studies, the black movement, multiculturalism, 
and postcolonial debates to generations of scholars who did not 
immediately witness their immense bestseller popularity. Our special 
issue will answer to this need for reconsideration. Moreover, there 
are many recent, and younger, writers and thinkers (for example, 
Kesho Yvonne Scott, Tina McElroy, Olympia Vernon, Bebe Moore 
Campbell, Jewelle Gomez, Elisabeth Alexander, Michelle Wright) whose 
work can be addressed as being in dialogue with, and yet 
transcending, the work of those earlier writers in terms of their 
aesthetics, as well as of the issues they raise.

We welcome single author studies, comparative approaches, and 
theoretical contributions, as well as reviews of recent publications 
on this issue.

Abstracts and completed manuscripts should be submitted via email to 
bro-@uni-bremen.de. The deadline for abstracts is June 15th, 2007. 
Completed articles must be received by September 14th, 2007.

Articles and reviews should conform to the "gender forum" style sheet 
(available for download at http://www.genderforum.uni-koeln.de/
stylesheet.pdf). Articles should not exceed 8,000 words in length; 
reviews should be limited to approximately 1,500 words. Please 
include a bio-blurb of 5-10 lines and an abstract of 10-15 lines. Use 
endnotes and fully documented references at the end of the article. 
For further information, visit our homepage at http://
www.genderforum.uni-koeln.de or contact us via email.

gender forum
Prof. Dr. Beate Neumeier (Editor)
Universität zu Köln
Englisches Seminar
D-50923 Köln

Tel. +49.(0)221.470.3030
Fax +49.(0)221.470.6931

E-Mail: gender-@uni-koeln.de
Internet: http://www.genderforum.uni-koeln.de

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