1/5/2019 – CFP: “James Baldwin: A Century Later”

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What, when & where

James Baldwin: A Century Later

World Literary Review

Deadline for abstracts: May 1, 2019

Deadline for mss submissions: September 30, 2019

Authors and artists invited to submit works on James Baldwin: A Century Later to the World Literary Review for publication in March 2020. This collection of articles will examine various perspectives regarding the forthrightness of Baldwin as weighed from the 21st century perspective. Critical questions include: What is Baldwin’s relevance today in literature, art, politics, social context, and literary criticism? On the other hand: Was he in step with or ahead of his time? How did he confront the Civil Rights issues of his time?

Topics include, but not limited to, the following:

Teaching Baldwin

Expatriate in France

Baldwin’s essays, novels, plays and other artistic accomplishments

Realism, Naturalism, and Modernism

Go Tell It on the Mountain, The Fire Next Time, others

Representation in today’s anthologies

Literary criticism and philosophy

Perspective of black experience in America

Political, religious and social attitudes

Views on race and American culture

Friendship and rivalry with Richard Wright

Influence of and on fellow and later writers and artists

Deadline & how to apply

The World Literary Review is a peer-reviewed e-journal. The editors seek to publish the highest in quality research papers that contribute genuine knowledge and research to the fields of literature, art and cultural studies. All submitted articles must be original and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. WLR reviews papers within one month of submission. Abstracts should be limited to 300 words. Follow MLA style. Include your biographical sketch or CV.

Other info, Links & conditions

WLR’s publication series A Century Later also includes separate forthcoming collections on T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, HD, Gertrude Stein, Harlem Renaissance, Joseph Conrad, George Bernard Shaw, Franz Kafka, D. H. Lawrence, Marcel Proust, Eugene O’Neill, and others. Please send your inquiry of interest to Kimberly Fain, Editor, Kimberly.fain@tsu.edu.

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