Scholars are invited to submit papers for the 2010 *Zora Neale Hurston* Festival of the Arts and Humanities (January 23 – 31). The festival theme is “Reflection on the Life and Legacy of Zora Neale Hurston 50 Years After Her Death.”
The legacy of Zora Neale Hurston is a phenomenon that has undergone a remarkable development and expansion in recent decades, embracing, among others, topics in ethnic identity, social interactions, feminist theory, and cultural continuity. Hurston’s unique insights into folklore, performance, and creative expression have invited new interpretation and inspired emulation, while the corpus of her own work has grown as a result of research and discovery. The committee will welcome papers exploring the dynamic dimensions of the Hurston legacy from theoretical and/or historical perspectives and will be especially attentive to appropriate consideration of past, present, and emerging scholarly content.
In a tradition of excellence, scholars are encouraged to engage the literature and discourse of their respective fields at the same that they present their findings during the public forum in a form that is accessible to academics in other disciplines and is also intellectually stimulating for an intelligent general audience.
Submit a 150-word abstract along with an 500-word summary of your paper that of your paper that indicates the thesis or central question, which you plan to explore, as well as an idea of the theoretical framework within which your findings will be considered.
Abstract and summary are due June 1, 2009.
If your work is accepted for the festival, a copy of
the full paper must be submitted by November 1, 2009.
Hurston Papers 2010
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