We are seeking individual papers, panel submissions, short films and art installations on topics related to African Diaspora Studies.
Individual abstracts should be 250 words or less and panel abstracts should be 750 words or less. Abstracts should be submitted by Monday, September 1st, 2008. Please include, for all participants, a five line biography with institutional /organizational affiliation and contact information.
Please direct all submissions to Youssef J. Carter at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This two-day symposium will be held on the campus of North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC from Saturday, November 8th to Sunday, November 9th, 2008.
This symposium aims to utilize an interdisciplinary approach in highlighting the multiple representations and ways of accessing the Diasporic experience: film, art, music, literature, and history. Various topics such as the representations of the black image in media, Pan-Africanist politics in various forms of music and film throughout the Diaspora, as well as discuss contemporary migrations within a historical framework will be part of this experience. Among some of the other panel topics will be Africanized religious & social movements, the politics of racial uplift, genealogy, double consciousness and citizenship.
The overall purpose of this symposium is to blend the work of scholars, artists, and documentarians in order that they may be able to all meaningfully engage each other on various topics within African Diaspora Studies in a dynamic, community-oriented fashion.
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