“The Harlem Community: Contemporary and Historical Enclave of Creativity”
The School of Arts and Sciences at Paine College is requesting proposals for the Annual Conference on the Harlem Renaissance. The conference will be held on the campus of historic Paine College from November 7 - 9, 2012. The 2012 conference will explore the contemporary and historical significance of the Harlem community as one of inspiration and opportunity. Conference participants will examine the critical role of the Harlem community and its far-reaching impact nationally and globally.
Areas of examination include but are not limited to:
The Apollo Theater – Present and Past
The Studio Museum in Harlem
Harlem Restaurants – Sylvia’s and Red Rooster
The Harlem Globetrotters
Democracy Prep Charter Middle School and Democracy Prep Harlem
Contemporary and Historical Harlem Jazz Culture
Patronage During the Harlem Renaissance
Opportunity and Crisis: Impact During the Harlem Renaissance
Intersections of Race, Class, and Culture – Views of Contemporary and Historic Harlem
Erotic and Exotic Renderings towards Misinterpretations of the Harlem RenaissanceSpirituality, Religion, and Faith During the Harlem Renaissance
The Cotton Club
Emergent Literary Voices – Contemporary and Historical
A’Lelia Walker’s Tearoom Salon, “The Dark Tower”
The Negro Experimental Theater
Pan African Congress (1919 and 1920)
Charles S. Johnson, Sociologist
Marcus Garvey – American and Caribbean Influences
James Van Der Zee – Visual Chronicler of Harlem
Proposals/Abstracts are sought in three categories:
--Professors, independent scholars, artists and designers
Submission Requirements: Individual proposals/abstracts should be no more than 250 words and panel abstracts should be more than 750 words. A clear explanation of the significance of the presentation is requested.
Indicate all participants, status (professor, independent scholar, artist, designer, and student) and tentative title/focus of the panel and/or individual presentation.
Proposals/Abstracts should be submitted no later than Friday, September 7, 2012. Earlier submissions to ensure participation and capacity are encouraged.
Submit electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.