The 21st Evelyn G. Etheridge Conference on the Harlem Renaissance

Thursday, October 25 – Thursday, November 1, 2018

Theme: The International Dimensions of the Harlem Renaissance

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

PRE- CONFERENCE EVENTS

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018 – Morris Museum of Art

"Reflecting on Hale Woodruff " -  Lecture by Tina Dunkley, Former Director, Clark Atlanta University Art Museum – 6:00 PM

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2018 – Morris Museum of Art

Film Viewings of "St. Louis Blues" and "The Harlem Renaissance: The Music & Rhythms That

Started A Cultural Revolution" – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2018 – Gilbert – Lambuth Memorial Chapel

Faculty Recital celebrating African – American Themes, Composers, and Poets – 7:00 pm

 

CONFERENCE EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018

11:00 am –21st   Conference Anniversary Assembly Program featuring Hip Hop Legend, Kurtis "Kurtis Blow" Walker – Gilbert – Lambuth Memorial Chapel

7:00 pm – "Jump at de Sun" – A Celebration of Zora Neale Hurston featuring Dr. Deborah Plant, Editor of Zora Neale Hurston's Barracoon – Warren A. Candler Memorial Library Building Conference Center

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2018

Conference Sessions – Warren A. Candler Memorial Library Building Conference Center

9:25 am – 10:40 am – Session I: Dance, Art, and Philosophy in the Harlem Renaissance

Lucinda J. Clark, Poetry Matters Project

"Tango": Its Role in Connecting Cultures"

Nancy Wellington Bookhart, Paine College

"Beyond The Veil: On Our Ontological Being"

Alfred Williams, Paine College

"Epistemological Foundation: Developing Africana Philosophical Thought as Seen in the Art of the Harlem Renaissance"

10: 50 am – 12:05 pm – Session II: Understudied Voices of the Harlem Renaissance

Guirdex Masse, Augusta University

"At the Tail End of a Renaissance and the Beginning of Another: The Early Career of Frank G. Yerby"

Jeffrey Lanier Jones, Paine College  

"Migration, Interraciality, and Sexual Identity in Richard Bruce Nugent's Gentleman's Jigger"

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm – Session III: Black Heritage and Identity Before and During the Harlem Renaissance

Avis O' Bryant, Charleston, SC

1:55 pm – 2:45 pm – Session III: Harlem Renaissance Student Literary Presentations

SPECIAL EVENT

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – The Frank Yerby Tour of Augusta

(Free Event, but Sign Up is required. Send email to JJones3@paine.edu to reserve a seat).

The 21st Evelyn G. Etheridge Conference on the Harlem Renaissance 

The 21st Evelyn G. Etheridge Conference on the Harlem Renaissance to be held on the campus of historic Paine College. This year's conference theme is "The International Dimensions of the Harlem Renaissance The Department of Humanities at Paine College requests proposals for the 21st Evelyn G. Etheridge Conference on the Harlem Renaissance to be held on the campus of historic Paine College. This year's conference theme is "The International Dimensions of the Harlem Renaissance." Presentations will analyze literature, history, philosophy, sociology, economics, art, music and will provide inter- and cross-disciplinary approaches from the social and political sciences, economics, and STEM. Possible areas of inquiry include but are not limited to:

• International constructions of the New Negro;

• Negritude and its connections to the Renaissance;

• Black internationalism and transnationalism before, during, and after the Renaissance;

• Racial, sexual, sociocultural, economic, and political migrations in and out of Harlem, New York, and abroad;

• Renaissance's impact upon 20th and 21st century national and international literary, social, musical, and artistic movements;

• Afro-Diasporic Music and the shaping of Black cultures;

• Art, Representation, and the Creation of Afro-Diasporic identities;

• Race, region, identity, and sexuality in Renaissance and Afro-Diasporic literature, art, and music;

• Constructions of Black modernity within Harlem, the U.S., and abroad;

• Interactions between African- American and Afro-Diasporic writers, musicians, critics, and artists;

• Political, social, religious, economic, and cultural ideologies that were shaped and the movements that were created before, during, and after the Renaissance;

• Development of Black American/Afro-Diasporic social and historical thought and philosophy in the Renaissance and in the Diaspora;

• Anti-colonial movements and the rise of postcolonial literature, music, and art;

• International alliances and contentions before, during, and after the Renaissance;

• Literary movements in Boston, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Chicago during and after the Renaissance;

• Other perspectives on the theme or the Harlem Renaissance.

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. Participants must indicate their status (professor, independent scholar, organizer, artist, entrepreneur, graduate student, or undergraduate student) and provide a tentative title/focus of the panel and/or individual presentation, along with contact information. Proposals/Abstracts should be submitted by no later than 11:59 pm on Friday, August 31, 2018. Submit electronically to JJones3@paine.edu or by postal mail by at the following address: Prof. Jeffrey Lanier Jones Chairperson Conference on the Harlem Renaissance Department of Humanities Paine College 1235 Fifteenth Street Augusta, GA 30901

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