Annual Black Theatre Network Conference
The Black Theatre Network
"They Keep Comin'!" - Black Theatre Celebrates Life Against
August 2 - 5, 2003
For more information
on the event, please click here.
August 30 to September 1, 2003, Cambridge(MA)
will feature an extraordinary outpouring of cutting-edge
new thinking and research
on race in America from leading practitioners
and scholars. Please
Civil Rights Project at Harvard in what
promises to be a truly
fabulous and memorable event.
of the 20th century is the problem of the color line."
Exactly 100 years
after the publication of the famous W.E.B. Dubois
prediction in THE SOULS
OF BLACK FOLK, The Civil Rights Project at
Harvard University is organizing an historic convening of researchers,
and business leaders, journalists, scholars, advocates, and policymakers.
Join Julian Bond,
Antonia Hernandez, William Julius Wilson, Karen
Narasaki and many other leading figures from a wide range of academic
disciplines and professional sectors as we take stock, confront the
widespread ambivalence about racial integration, and chart a course for
the generation ahead.
The 1,000 researchers,
civic leaders, educators, business people, elected
officials, union activists, attorneys, and religious leaders expected
Color Lines comprise a major slice of the nation's intellectual, policy
civic leadership on matters of race and ethnicity. The weekend will provide
many opportunities for you to participate in invigorating discussions
make promising new connections.
and insights we exchange at the conference, and the
courses of action we pursue after the conference, will help shape our
collective national understanding of race and racial integration well
early! Space is limited. Registration Deadline: August 1, 2003**
To register, or for in-depth
information about the Color Lines Conference,
including a full listing of the panels, please click here.
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will receive all of this cutting-edge new research
and thinking on easy-to-use CD's
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Co-sponsored by the
W.E.B. Dubois Institute for Afro-American Research,
the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, the Joblessness
and Urban Poverty Research Program, the Harvard Immigration Project,
and the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.
International Conference on "Race and Racial Reconciliation"
University of Mississippi - Institute for Racial Reconciliation
October 2-5, 2003, University of Mississippi at Oxford
For more information
on the event, please contact:
Dr. Susan M. Glisson
William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation
University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677
and Contestations: Interrogating the Connections between African and the
II conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African
Diaspora (ASWAD), October 2-4, 2003 Northwestern University, Evanston
will be research driven, featuring panels organized in ways
which effectively stimulate
discourse across geographic, disciplinary,
cultural, and theoretical boundaries. All geographic areas will be
represented, including the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Paper and panel
proposals that incorporate gender and women as categories of analysis
Examples of projected
- Transnational Immigration;
- Immigrants Returning Home;
- Therapeutic Strategies;
- Media Representation of the Diaspora;
- Youth - Challenges and Possibilities;
- Researching and Theorizing Women's Issues;
- Globalization and the Diaspora;
- Orature Ethics and Aesthetics;
- Religion as Resistance/Religion as Community Builder;
- Comparative Slavery and Anti-Slavery Movements;
- Gender and Cultural
- Slave Labor and Capitalism;
- Shifting Definitions of African Liberation;
- Past and Present in the Expressive Imagination;
- Interpretations of the Past through Music/Art/Dance/Literary-Oral
- Cultural Transmissions;
- African Perspectives on the Diaspora.
The registration fee
for faculty is $50 and $15 for students. Cash and
checks only, please.
Further information can
be found at ASWAD.
Visions and Divisions"
Department of American Studies, University of Texas at Austin
October 3, 2003
is designed to promote an exchange of ideas, in academic form, on any
topic relating to the past or present culture of North America and how
these cultures have been shaped through various representations and/or
c/o Department of American Studies
The University of Texas at Austin
303 Garrison Hall B7100
Austin, TX 78712
Exploring Critical Issues
Inter-Disciplinary.Net and Learning Solutions
October 30th-November 1st 2003, Milan, Italy
Marking the launch
of a new annual conference, research and publication series, this inter-disciplinary
and multi-disciplinary project
aims to explore the meaning and implications of interculturalism, from
both a practical, political perspective and in a more strictly theoretical
is sponsored by Inter-Disciplinary.Net and Learning Solutions as part
of the 'Critical Issues' programme of research projects. It aims to bring
together people from different areas and interests to share ideas
and explore various discussions
which are innovative and exciting.
For further details and information, please visit their website.
Black Immigration, Race and Racialization: An Annotated Bibliography,
by Marc Perry (PDF file, 362 kb)
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All the Women Still White? Globalizing Women' Studies: An Anthology
Call for papers
after black feminists Gloria T. Hull, Patricia Bell Scott,
and Barbara Smith edited the groundbreaking anthology "All the Women
are White, All the Blacks are Men, but Some of Us are Brave: Black Women's
Studies" (with a new edition forthcoming by Nellie Y. McKay), this
question remains: what is the impact of scholarship and activism by women
of color on feminism and women's studies for the 21st century? Moreover,
has this work been successful in dismantling the normalization and universalizing
of the white female body in gendered discourses occurring in academia,
activism, public policies, cultural institutions, and the world stage?
Our anthology, "Are
All the Women Still White?", provides an update of
these concerns and a critical engagement with new challenges in
globalizing the field of women's studies. Hence, we invite papers from
all disciplines that address the following topics:
I. Embodiment and Signifier Appropriations/uses of the bodies of women
of color for National and/or international discourse.
The prevalence of the unmarked [American, white female] body as
normative. The reification of the Other and the reliance on image on the
Internet. (We are particularly interested in articles addressing and/or
engaging assertions that cyberspace is gender or race free space).
II. Feminist History Revisited.
-Claiming all our foremothers
(women of color, LBT, differently-abled, varied classes, stay-at-home
and working women, etc.).
- Examinations of the current narrative of feminist history, i.e. the
"wave" theory and its slippages; articulations of alternative
narratives (non-linear and linear models welcome).
III. Making Black/Third World feminist sense of world politics, globalization,
- Critical engagement of neo-liberalism and the current economicage; included
in this topic are questions addressing colonialism, neo-colonialism, late
capitalism, and/or globalization, US imperialism and the mobilization
of the image of women, long-term effects of economic and social policy
for women around the world .
- Consumption studies:
women defining space through consumption;
women being defined by consumption; the cultural politics of changing
consumption in urban areas, etc.
- Explorations of the role of gender, race, class and sexuality in transnational
IV. Feminist Subjectivities.
- Grassroots activists.
- International organizations.
- Transnational coalitions.
V. Feminist Theories, Methods, and Theorizing (including ethics and theology).
- Emphasis will be placed on interdisciplinary essays, though essays
addressing single and multiple disciplinary approaches will be
VI. Feminism(s) in the Academy.
- Envisioning a feminist classroom.
- Discussions and/or examples of globalizing the curriculum, methods,
- Addressing the successes and the needs of Women's Studies from a women
of color perspective.
We welcome both
traditional essays and creative works (literary and
visual) that address these issues. A limit of two pieces will be
accepted for final publication. Please submit a
250-word abstract by August 15. Authors chosen will be asked to
submit a full manuscript for review in mid-October for second review.
Submissions accepted at email@example.com
Annual Conference "Transfronterismo: Crossing Ethnic Borders in U.S.
Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States
(MELUS), The University of Texas at San Antonio
10-14 March 2004
We invite paper
abstracts and complete panel, workshop, and roundtable
proposals on all aspects of multiethnic literatures of the United States.
We especially encourage those that engage in the conference theme. Transfronterismo
highlights the theoretical, ideological, pragmatic practices and possibilities
of hybridity, mestizaje, and diaspora in the formation of subjectivities,
geopolitical coalitions, and literary cartographies. Transfronterismo
serves as an alternative space that gives birth to distinct imaginaries,
one with alternative mappings for the local, the global, and their shared/overlapping
boundaries. What is it that we do when we affirm, deny, or transgress
the border? We offer the following list as suggestions:
- Internal diasporas
and subject positions
and comparative approaches
- Borders of genre
and frontiers of lived experience
- Reverse migration and cross cultural transnationalism
- Class boundaries
and capitalist borders
- Patriotism and post-nationalist politics
and aporias of ethnic identity
and inter-ethnic encounters
- Hegemonic and
- Gender and sexual crossings
- Literacy education
All proposal abstracts (250 words maximum) should be submitted in
triplicate. We strongly encourage proposals of complete panels,
roundtables, and workshops that should include a brief description and
abstracts for individual speakers. Abstracts should
be postmarked December 1st, 2003,
Department of English,
Classics, and Philosophy
The University of Texas
at San Antonio
6900 North Loop 1604
San Antonio, TX 78249-0643.
Fax and e-mail
for international submissions only: (210) 458 5366
All presenters must be
members of MELUS. For information about
membership and renewal, visit the MELUS
Stock: The State of Black America in the Twenty First Century"
April 22-24, 2004
the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the
Program in African American Studies at Princeton University, and the
Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the
Caribbean at the City University of New York, this national conference
examine the condition of contemporary Black America from a variety of
for the papers and panels are invited on such issues as
the state of African Americans in political and economic systems, the
the law, journalism, sports, the educational system, religion, science,
and medicine, etc. Papers that address the condition of peoples of African
descent in the diaspora are also invited.
will be held at the Schomburg Center and at the CUNY
Graduate School in New
York City. It will bring together scholars, students,
legislators, and the general public to engage in discussions on the
contemporary situations and future of the peoples of African descent.
E-mail or fax
a brief proposal and a short CV by October 15, 2003
Program in African American Studies
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544
American and Diasporic Studies
Michigan State University Press Book Series
Call for papers
Though anchored by the
black experience in the United States, we are
seeking outstanding manuscripts that examine any dimension of the black
experience: whether focused on the United States, Africa, or elsewhere
the Black Diaspora. Ours is an interdisciplinary and richly comparative
project, both nationally and internationally.
Thus, for example, we
are especially (but not exclusively) interested in
works that examine historical and/or contemporary interconnections
between African Americans and blacks in Africa and/or elsewhere in the
MSU Press Books Series is distinct yet has close ties to the emerging
African American Studies programs at Michigan State University, including
the newly established Ph.D. program in "African American and African
Studies;" two additional book series linkages are those with Michigan
State University's biennial "Race in 21st Century America Conference"
project and the Midwest Consortium for Black Studies (which includes
Michigan State University , University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin
Madison, and Carnegie Mellon University).
Book Series Editor
Curtis Stokes, James Madison College,
Michigan State University
517-432-0869 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Black American and Diasporic Studies
Phone: (517) 355-9543
Fax: (517) 432-2611