CALL FOR PAPERS EVELYN G. ETHERIDGE CONFERENCE ON THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE

August 17, 2022

The Department of Humanities at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia is excited to host the Silver Anniversary of the Evelyn G. Etheridge Conference on the Harlem Renaissance. The Conference is critical to the rich legacy of art and education and its transformative power for the African American community. The Harlem Renaissance is one of the most important artistic and cultural movements in history that spanned from 1919 to 1940 and produced notable writers, critics, and artists such as Claude McKay, James Weldon Johnson, Augusta Savage, Gwendolyn Bennett, Bessie Smith, and Alain Locke. Paine College is located centrally to beautiful downtown Augusta in the heart of the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA). Augusta is the host of the prestigious Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Course and is the home of James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, internationally renowned opera star, Jessye Norman, and internationally acclaimed author and Paine College alumnus, Frank G. Yerby. This year's conference and celebration is a blended conference with both virtual and on-campus events. Further information will be posted on the Paine College website, www.paine.edu.

Call for Papers Now Open

The Department of Humanities currently requests abstracts and proposals for panel sessions and individual papers that examine this year's conference theme,
Art Matters: Historicizing Emancipation through the Arts. Presentations will analyze literature, history, religion philosophy, sociology, psychology, anthropology, business, economics, STEM, art, politics, and music to provide inter-and cross-disciplinary analyses of the Harlem Renaissance and its impact. Possible areas of inquiry include but are not limited to:
 - Black Art and Politics in the Harlem Renaissance
 - Emancipation and Citizenship
 - Black Music, Protest, and Emancipation
 - Religious Expressions in Black Art
 - The Arts and Political Strategies of Equality
 - The Arts and Black Subjectivity
 - Negritude and Nationalism in Black Art
 - Emancipation in Harlem Renaissance Literature
 - Social and Racial Transgression in Art, Music, and Literature
 - Deconstructing Stereotypes of History vis-à-vis the Arts
 - The Primal Scene, Trauma, and Healing Arts

The Department also requests sessions that invite alternate presentation formats such as performances, workshops, visual art exhibitions, roundtables, and multimedia presentations. Please submit by email abstracts and session proposals that do not exceed 200 words to Professor Jeffrey Jones, Conference, co-chair at jjones3@paine.edu., by September 9, 2022. 



CALL FOR PAPERS EVELYN G. ETHERIDGE CONFERENCE ON THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE PAINE COLLEGE AUGUSTA, GEORGIA OCTOBER 26-27, 2022

Contact: Dr. Nancy Wellington Bookhart, Conference Chair (nbookhart@paine.edu), or Professor Jeffrey Jones, Conference co-chair (jjones3@paine.edu)


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