Writing Slavery after Beloved

Call for Papers
Writing Slavery after Beloved
Literature, Historiography, Criticism

International Symposium
Université de Nantes – France
March 16-17, 2012

Organized in partnership with CAAR (Collegium for African American Research), this Symposium aims at confronting and stimulating European research first and foremost in the field of African American Studies but also in Postcolonial Studies, particularly in the context of fiction and historiography written in and about the Caribbean, Canada, South Africa, or the Indian Ocean. In these areas, fiction related to slavery has found a new lease of life in the past twenty years. What are the conditions that have led to the so far unarchived (hi)stories of slavery and indentureship being pushed into existence? And what are the modalities of such an emergence?

See full CFP here:  CFP New Writing on Slavery

Please send a 1-page abstract and biographical sketch before November 1st, 2011 to the local organizing committee:

 Michel FEITH: Michel.Feith@univ-nantes.fr 
Ambre IVOL: Ambre.Ivol@univ-nantes.fr 
Xavier LEMOINE : Xavier.Lemoine@univ-nantes.fr 
Françoise LE JEUNE : Francoise.Le-Jeune@univ-nantes.fr