[Msa-discuss] Conference on the Harlem Renaissance; Augusta, GA; Nov. 7-9

Belinda Wheeler bwheeler at paine.edu
Sat Sep 8 11:10:05 EDT 2012

Dear colleagues:
Please find below the official call for papers for the upcoming Conference on the Harlem Renaissance.
This is an annual conference that takes place on the beautiful Paine College campus in Augusta, GA.
The dates for this year's conference are November 7-9.
This conference is open to faculty, graduate students, AND undergraduate students.
I am the director of this year's conference so please feel free to email me (bwheeler at paine.edu) if you have any questions.
The deadline for individual or panel proposals is September 30.
I look forward to seeing you and/or your students at this fantastic conference.

November 7 – 9, 2012
Paine College ~ Augusta, GA
“The Harlem Community: Contemporary and Historical Enclave of Creativity”

The School of Arts and Sciences at Paine College is requesting proposals for the Annual Conference on the Harlem Renaissance. The conference will be held on the campus of historic Paine College from November 7 - 9, 2012. The 2012 conference will explore the contemporary and historical significance of the Harlem community as one of inspiration and opportunity. Conference participants will examine the critical role of the Harlem community and its far-reaching impact nationally and globally.

Areas of examination include but are not limited to:
The Apollo Theater – Present and Past
The Studio Museum in Harlem
Harlem Restaurants – Sylvia’s and Red Rooster
The Harlem Globetrotters
Democracy Prep Charter Middle School and Democracy Prep Harlem
Contemporary and Historical Harlem Jazz Culture
Patronage During the Harlem Renaissance
Opportunity and Crisis: Impact During the Harlem Renaissance
Intersections of Race, Class, and Culture – Views of Contemporary and Historic Harlem
Erotic and Exotic Renderings towards Misinterpretations of the Harlem Renaissance
Spirituality, Religion, and Faith During the Harlem Renaissance
The Cotton Club
Emergent Literary Voices – Contemporary and Historical
A’Lelia Walker’s Tearoom Salon, “The Dark Tower”
The Negro Experimental Theater
Pan African Congress (1919 and 1920)
Charles S. Johnson, Sociologist
Marcus Garvey – American and Caribbean Influences
James Van Der Zee – Visual Chronicler of Harlem

Proposals/Abstracts are sought in three categories:
Professors, independent scholars, artists and designers
Graduate students
Undergraduate students
Submission Requirements: Individual proposals/abstracts should be no more than 250 words and panel abstracts should be more than 750 words. A clear explanation of the significance of the presentation is requested. Indicate all participants, status (professor, independent scholar, artist, designer, and student) and tentative title/focus of the panel and/or individual presentation. Proposals/Abstracts should be submitted no later than Friday, September 30, 2012. Earlier submissions to ensure participation and capacity are encouraged.
Submit electronically to ewilliams at paine.edu.
Belinda Wheeler, PhD
Assistant Professor of English
Department of Humanities
Paine College
1235 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30901
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