The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0211 Friday, 2 September 2011
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.
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.
Dr. Sujata Iyengar, Associate Professor
Department of English
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-6205
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