CFP: Anna Julia Cooper Panel at ALA (Deadline Extended to 1.20.15)

**Deadline Extended: 1/20/15***

Call For Papers

Anna Julia Cooper Panel

American Literature Association

26th Annual Conference

May 21-24, 2015

The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA

In conjunction with the founding of the Anna Julia Cooper Society, we are pleased to announce this call for papers for a panel session on Anna Julia Cooper at the 26th Annual American Literature Association Conference to take place in Boston, MA, May 21-24.

*Information on AJC Society meeting to be held at conference forthcoming.*

Please provide abstracts for individual paper proposals (of no more than 250 words).

Below are some areas the proposals might consider, though we welcome abstracts on any aspect of Cooper’s work and writing:

–Cooper’s contributions to critical philosophies of race

–The politics of gender and Black leadership

–Black women’s activism

–Gender and Black nationalism and internationalism

–Cooper and the politics of knowledge production

–Cooper and her contemporaries

–We encourage papers that take up Cooper’s lesser-known works, as well as those that offer new perspectives on Cooper’s more well-known writings.

–We also welcome essays that take an interdisciplinary approach to Cooper’s writing, and that consider her intellectual influence across a number of disciplines/areas.

–Finally, because 2015 marks the 90th anniversary of Cooper’s dissertation defense, we welcome papers on her 1925 thesis, L’attitude de la France à l’égard de l’esclavage Pendant la Revolution.

**Selected papers/abstracts will be eligible for consideration in the Critical Philosophy of Race Special Issue on Anna Julia Cooper to be published in 2016**

Please send abstracts, along with a brief bio of no more than 75 words, to Shirley Moody-Turner and Kathryn T. Gines at by January 20, 2015.  Please adhere to the following format: 1. Please identify email subject as follows: AJC Submission 2015 – [Your Last Name]; 2. Save Abstracts as Word Doc and include Name, Brief Bio, Paper Title and Abstract within the word.doc. For questions or inquires, or if you are interested in receiving emails about the Cooper Society, email Shirley Moody-Turner at

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