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2009.11.19 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Papers, Presentations Sought for 2010 Malcolm X Festival

Omaha - The Department of Black Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) has issued a call for papers and presentations for the ninth annual Malcolm X Festival and Conference, April 19-21 at UNO.

This year’s theme, “Black Masculinity: Theory, Performativity and Commodification,” will provide avenues for the exploration of European paradigm domination to include papers and/or presentations that seek to deconstruct White racist, patriarchal and heterosexist domains.

The submission deadline for papers and presentations is Wednesday, Jan. 6. Guidelines are as follows:

• Authors must submit an electronic abstract of no more than 300 words describing their presentation/paper via the UNO Department of Black Studies Web page: www.unomaha.edu/blst

• The abstract must contain the author’s name, abstract title, author’s affiliation, phone number, fax number and email address

• One author from each paper/presentation must register for and attend the conference

• Papers/presentations will be blind peer-reviewed

• All organizations and presenters on panels and in special sessions must register for and attend the conference.

“We welcome submissions in any area of Black Studies or the humanities, including interdisciplinary work that addresses issues within these contexts,” said Dr. Omowale Akintunde, chair of the Department of Black Studies at UNO. “Appropriate discipline areas include, but are not limited to, languages and literature, history, philosophy, music, art, film studies, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, psychology, education, archaeology and cultural studies.”

For more information on the Malcolm X Festival and Conference, call (402) 554-2412.

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