June 29-July 2, 2000
Pennsylvania State University
The Department of African and African American Studies and the Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies at Pennsylvania State University solicit proposals from all disciplines for a conference on THE BLUES TRADITION: MEMORY, CRITICISM, AND PEDAGOGY.
This important and innovative conference will bring together Blues performers, scholars, educators, critics, and audiences for a series of lively exchanges on the meaning and future of this musical/intellectual tradition. It is a unique opportunity for students of the Blues to discuss the tradition's potential contribution to African American Studies, the humanities, the social sciences, and to the US and the world. Paper/performance abstracts are requested for the following panel topics:
Origins, Definition, and Evolution of the Blues
The Blues as Individual and Collective History: Memory, Daily Life, and Social Change
The Origins and Evolution of Blues Criticism and Scholarship
The Blues as Social Theory: The Wright- Ellison Debate
African American Women and the Blues Tradition
The Blues Aesthetic in Literature, Art and Film
Integrating the Blues into the Secondary and College Curriculum
African American Studies and the Future of Blues Studies
The Blues and the Construction of Whiteness
The Blues as a Global Culture: Crossing Ethnic, Class, and National Boundaries
Distinctive Regional Traditions
Featured speakers and discussants: Daphne Duval Harrison, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Jon Michael Spencer, University of Richmond; David Evans, University of Memphis; Sterling Plumpp, University of Illinois, Chicago Circle; and William Eric Perkins, University of Pennsylvania. The will be held from Thursday morning through Sunday morning, June 29-July 2, 2000 at The Nittany Lion Inn, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
Paper/performance proposals should include the following: 1. Title of paper/performance/project. 2. A 75-100 word abstract. 3. Name of presenter. 4. Institutional affiliation. 5. Complete address. 6.Phone and fax numbers. 7. E-mail address. Proposals may be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com or sent by conventional mail to Assistant Professor Clyde Woods, Department of African and African American Studies, 214 Grange Building, and Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802-6701. U.S.A. Phone (814) 863-4243 and Fax (814) 863-4837. Deadline for receipt of proposals is Monday, January 17, 2000.
Assistant Professor Clyde Woods
Department of African and African American Studies
214 Grange Building
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802-6701. U.S.A.
Phone (814) 863-4243
Fax (814) 863-4837 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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