Friday, April 18, 2008

Spring '08 Announcements

Announcing Our 24th Annual Symposium on African American Culture & Philosophy Held in conjunction with PALARA: Publication of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association

“(Re)Visioning the Black Caribbean: Spaces, Places, & Voices”

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Myriam Chauncey, Louisiana State University
Stewart Center • Purdue University • West Lafayette, IN 47906
November 6-8, 2008

Plenary Speakers:
Dr. Carole Boyce-Davies, Cornell University—Anglophone
Dr. Françoise Lionnet, UCLA—Francophone
Dr. William Luis, Vanderbilt University-Hispanophone

We are seeking individual papers and panel submissions on topics related to (Re)Visioning the Black Caribbean. We particularly welcome complete panel submissions with discussants. All presentations are to be in the English language.

In addition to papers on various aspects of (Re)Visioning the Black Caribbean, we seek papers and panels focused on Afro-Latin/American Research.

Individual abstracts should be 250 words or less and panel abstracts should be 750 words or less. Abstracts should be submitted by Thursday, May 1st, 2008. Please include, for all participants, a five line biography with institutional affiliation and e-mail addresses.

Send (Re)Visioning the Black Caribbean Submissions to:
Dr. Antonio D. Tillis
24th Annual Symposium
Beering Hall, Room 6182,
100 North University Street,
West Lafayette, IN 47907

If sending by electronic mail, please use “Symposium Abstract— Language Group A, F, or H” as the subject line.
For additional information about the Center and details about the (Re)Visioning the Black Caribbean symposium,
visit our website at

Registration Fee for the 24th Annual Symposium:
$75.00 for faculty and guest attendees
$50.00 for students

From: Frances Smith Foster [] Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 3:28 PMTo: melus@marshall.eduCc: Rodier, KatharineSubject: Announcement for newsletter

I have edited what I think is the first collection of texts by antebellum African Americans for African Americans about love and marriage in African America. I believe it can change our understanding of courtship, love, marriage and family values. The collection draws from a variety of sources ranging from folk rhymes, songs, and poems to letters, memoirs, short stories and newspaper advice-to-the-love-lorn columns. The volume is titled LOVE AND MARRIAGE IN EARLY AFRICAN AMERICA published by University Press of New England and can be purchased at bookstores or on-line.

Pan African Literary Forum

From July 3rd to the 18th, the Pan African Literary Forum will gather together established and emerging writers from Africa, the Diaspora and around the world for a series workshops, lectures and panel discussions uniquely focused on issues of craft and literary professionalism. Please find attached a copy of our flier, where you can find our all-star lineup of faculty and special guests. The PALF is also running two scholarships contests - one for writers of African descent and one open to all writers - that offer an all-expenses-paid to trip to the conference. More details about the conference and application guidelines for the contest can be found on our website:


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