Might be interesting for some to submit to, considering the latest thread. -C
We would like to remind you of this upcoming event.
Deadline to submit abstracts: 21st Century Black: 30 Writers on
Black America in 2036
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Time: All Day
21st Century Black: 30 Writers on Black America in 2036
William Jelani Cobb & Cynthia Young, editors
CALL FOR PAPERS
W.E.B. DuBois's 1903 prediction that the problem of the 20th
century was "the problem of the color line" defined the next 97
years. His prophetic words have shadowed the politics and
culture of black people throughout the African Diaspora. Taking
this forecast as a departure point, the editors of the anthology
21st Century Black ask writers, scholars and visual artists to
project into the future and consider what the state of the race
and the state of the very concept of race will be in 2036.
We are living in a time of enormous demographic, technological
and political upheaval, and this prompts us to ask what might
our collective futures look like? We are interested in pieces
that will extrapolate current trends in politics, technology,
medicine and healthcare, law, art, diasporan relations, family
life to what might be their logical extensions. We seek both
scholarly forecasts and imaginative "future hypotheticals." We
wish to answer two questions substantively and creatively: Where
are we headed? And where might we be in 30 years?
Carole McDonnell <>< <>< <><
"A Man of Sorrows, Acquainted with Grief." Isaiah 53, The Bible.
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]