This panel seeks papers that explore existentialism in African American thought that predates the codification of the term by Jean-Paul Sartre in the post World War II period. The premise of this panel explicitly makes the case for the genealogy of African American existentialist thought, tracing and situating it as proto-existential literature. Revisiting such literary works prior to World War II will illustrate a rich tradition of African American existentialist thought.
Please create a username at the following NeMLA site to submit your 300 word abstract by September 30, 2014.
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