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Research in African Literatures 30.4 (1999) 232

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POSITIONS AVAILABLE: The Department of African American and African Studies invites applications for two tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. Successful candidates must have earned doctorates in humanities or social science and primary research and teaching interests in Caribbean/African Diaspora studies or postcolonial studies/theory with a focus on either Africa or the Caribbean. Applicants for this open-discipline search should submit a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a writing sample. The appointments will become effective on 1 Oct. 2000. The search committees will begin screening applications on 15 Dec. 1999 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of African American and African studies ( is committed to interdisciplinary study of the global black experience and offers both the BA and MA degrees. Applications and inquiries should be addressed to:

John W. Roberts, Chair
Department of African American and African Studies
486 University Hall, 230 N. Oval Mall, The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210

The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer.

CALL FOR SCRIPTS: The newly reorganized Fourth Unity, under the artistic directorship of Ivan Davila, Jason Ascher, and Moe Bertran, is seeking scripts for their New Playwrights Series. This series presents mostly staged productions of short plays (15-20 minutes) by new playwrights. Approximately two dozen plays will be produced each year and will be performed by The Fourth Unity acting company for an audience comprised primarily of industry professionals. There is an immediate and ongoing need for new scripts. Any length play will be considered. However, short plays and one-acts are primarily selected for production. Royalties will not be paid. Where possible, the playwrights are invited to participate in the production process. Respond to:

The Fourth Unity
c/o Moe Bertran
38 St. John's Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217




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