Special Issue of African American Review on Julia Collins and The Curse of Caste (1865)
Call for Papers Date:
For its 40th-year anniversary, African American Review invites 300-500 word queries, proposals, and papers for a special issue on Julia C. Collins, black author of the recently re-discovered novel The Curse of Caste, or The Slave Bride, serialized in The Christian Recorder in 1865. The 2006 publication of the issue will coincide with the first publication of The Curse of Caste since its serialization , to be edited by William L. Andrews and Mitch Kachun for Oxford University Press.
AAR also welcomes scholarly work that will contextualize Collins and her extant essays. Prospective topics include the 19th-century African American press, antebellum African American reading habits, 19thC African American literacy/ies, the black pressís influence on early African American narrative and the novelization of oppression, black women professional writers, the social impact of The Curse of Caste, circumstances under which black women wrote, and their audience(s). Completed manuscripts are due by 31 December 2005. Please send no e-attachments.
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