American Women Writers of Color Conference

Call for Papers


Keynote Speaker

Reception and Banquet


Local Attractions & Restaurants

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Dr. April Logan
English Department
Salisbury University
1101 Camden Ave.
Salisbury, MD  21801

Call for Papers:
American Women Writers of Color Conference

Nov. 1 – Nov. 3, 2013
Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, Ocean City, MD   

Keynote Speaker:
Daphne Brooks
Professor of English and African-American Studies at Princeton University
Author of Bodies in Dissent: Spectacular Performances of Race and Freedom, 1850-1910 Jeff Buckley's Grace, and the forthcoming work Subterranean Blues: Black Women and Sound Subcultures—from Minstrelsy through the New Millennium.

For more than ten years, Salisbury University proudly hosted the American Women Writers of Color Conference, and we are delighted to reinvigorate this meeting anew. We invite individual, panel, and roundtable proposals on all aspects of scholarship on women writers of color of the Americas (North, South, and Central).

We welcome proposals addressing, but not limited to, the following, of any period or genre:

Novels, Graphic Novels, Short Fiction            
Memoirs, Autobiography, Biography             
Storytelling and Folklore              
The Archive(s)            
Theatre and Performance              
Literary and critical theory            
Digital Humanities

Please include a 100-word biography (noting institutional affiliation and contact information) with your 250-word abstract. Send both via e-mail or postal mail by Friday, August 2, 2013 to:

Dr. April Logan
Department of English
Salisbury University
1101 Camden Avenue Salisbury, MD 21801-6860

Ocean City is within driving distance of the Harriet Tubman Museum in Cambridge and the Chipman Cultural Center, the Delmarva Peninsula’s first African-American school and church. It is also near two other scenic beach towns: Bethany and Rehoboth.