The Griot Institute for Africana Studies at Bucknell University announces and invites paper submissions for a conference entitled Post-Racial America?: An Interdisciplinary Conversation, to be held November 9th and 10th, 2012 at Bucknell in Lewisburg, PA. Keynote speaker: Farah Jasmine Griffin, the William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies at Columbia University.
Does "post-racial" imply that race has become less determinative in American culture? If so, what are the manifestations and consequences of that change? Alternatively, is the concept of post-raciality another manifestation of the mask-a way of burying the persistence of racism under the veneer of progress, inclusion, and diversity? We hope for a generative, intimate conversation and welcome traditional scholarly papers, as well as creative and performative responses to the topic. All presentations will be considered for inclusion in a conference book publication.
Abstracts of approximately 200 words should be sent as Word attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only e-mail submissions will be considered. Conference presentations must be no longer than 15 minutes. The abstract submission deadline is midnight September 1, 2012. Abstracts must include presenter's name, title, affiliation, physical mailing address, e-mail address, phone number(s), and any audio/visual requests. Presenters will be notified of status by September 15th. All presenters and attendees must register for the conference to attend.
See conference website for complete information and to register. http://www.bucknell.edu/x78200.xml
Griot Institute for Africana Studies
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