CALL FOR PAPERS
CONFERENCE ON THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE
PAINE COLLEGE
AUGUSTA, GA
NOVEMBER 4 – 6, 2015


The Department of Humanities at Paine College is requesting proposals for the 19th Annual Conference on the Harlem Renaissance to be held on the campus of historic Paine College. The theme for 2015 is: The Rise of Respectability and Rebelliousness: Gendered Perspectives of the New Negro Women and Men during the Renaissance. The conference committee is seeking presentations that draw from literature, history, philosophy, art, and music, as well as inter- and cross-disciplinary approaches from the social and political sciences, economics, and STEM.
Possible areas of inquiry include but are not limited to:

  • clubs, societies, and salons of the Harlem Renaissance Era
  • political, economic, artistic, academic leadership during the Era
  • male and female artists in “high” and “low” cultural forms of literature, theatre, art, and music
  • employment for men and women during the New Negro Era
  • class consciousness of “race men” and “race women”
  • medicine – advances and inequalities for Negro women and men during the Era
  • STEM narratives during the Harlem Renaissance Era (1919-1939)
  • lynching and gendered violence and terrorism in the U.S.
Submission Requirements: Individual proposals/abstracts should be no more than 250 words and panel abstracts should be no more than 750 words. A clear explanation of the significance of the presentation is requested. Indicate all participants, status of each participant (professor, independent scholar, organizer, artist, entrepreneur, graduate student, or undergraduate student) and tentative title/focus of the panel and/or individual presentation. Proposals/Abstracts should be submitted no later than Friday, September 18, 2015. Submit electronically (with 2015 HRC in the memo line) or by postal mail to:

Dr. Catherine L. Adams
Faculty Co-Chair, Conference on the Harlem Renaissance
Paine College
1235 Fifteenth Street
Augusta, GA 30901
cladams@ paine.edu