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CFP for B&L: Shax and Af Am Poetics

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0211  Friday, 2 September 2011

From:         Sujata Iyengar < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         September 1, 2011 5:37:00 PM EDT

Subject:      CFP for B&L: Shax and Af Am Poetics

 

Call for Papers: Shakespeare and African American Poetics: Special Issue of Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation in association with The Langston Hughes Review 

 

The editors of Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation (B&L), in association with the editor of the The Langston Hughes Review (LHR), extend a call for essays on the topic of "Shakespeare and African American Poetics." We encourage authors to understand "Poetics" in its most expansive sense. Essays on this rich subject might take as their themes not only the work of Langston Hughes himself but also that of Toni Morrison, Frederick Douglass, Gwendolyn Brooks, Richard Wright, Rita Dove, Gloria Naylor, Natasha Trethewey, Edmonia Lewis, and other luminaries of African American arts. We are keen to encourage essays on "reverse appropriation" too -- i.e. we are not necessarily seeking straightforward "source studies" but interventions in the debates surrounding cultural appropriation as a process that moves back and forth between dominant and minority cultures. Successful essays should contribute toward our understanding of Shakespeare and the artist whose work it engages. In other words, an essay about Toni Morrison and Shakespeare should advance existing scholarship on both Morrison and on Shakespeare.

 

Send completed essays to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or to the editors of B&L (addresses below) by March 1, 2012. Essays will be sent to one Shakespearean and to one scholar of African American literature. Essays will be published online in a special issue or cluster of B&L.

 

About the Journals:

The Langston Hughes Review is the official publication of the Langston Hughes Society. LHR welcomes prose and poetry pertaining to Langston Hughes specifically, or more generally to his cultural milieu. It also publishes general articles on literature, culture, and performance, as well as special topics issues. LHR is fully indexed in the MLA Bibliography. LHR is currently edited by Dr. Ron Baxter Miller, University of Georgia.

 

Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation is a peer-reviewed, online, multimedia journal that welcomes original scholarship engaging with the afterlives of Shakespearean texts and their literary, filmic, multimedia, and critical histories. It encourages contributors to use the online format to its best advantage, in particular, by imagining how to enhance or illustrate their essays with multimedia (screen captures, sound clips, images, and so on). B&L won the CELJ's "Best New Journal" Award in 2007. B&L is fully indexed in the MLA Bibliography. B&L is currently co-edited by Dr. Christy Desmet (cdesmet [at] uga.edu)and Dr. Sujata Iyengar (iyengar [at] uga.edu ; correspondence should be addressed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or to Managing Editor Dr. Allison Lenhardt (alenhard[at]uga.edu).

 

Dr. Sujata Iyengar, Associate Professor

Park Hall

Department of English

University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30602-6205

 

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