The Projector is developing a special issue on film and media productions created by and for individuals and constituencies interested in something other than standard Hollywood fare. The issue is for research that illuminates the cultural, historical, aesthetic, or material dimensions of productions that contribute to the remarkable but far less visible traditions of independent, international, or DIY film and media – traditions that give voice to people consistently left out of Hollywood’s long history of insular, hegemonic, and formulaic representations.
The figure of the human that emerges from Renaissance and Enlightenment discourses is an unmistakably imperialist entity, excluding all that it perceives as a negation of itself. This ostensibly fixed category of the human informs, if not dictates, the ways in which those who are positioned outside of “the human” experience what we call “the self.” This is to suggest that those who wish to be, and behave as, human must, as the philosopher Sylvia Wynter argues, “circumcise themselves from themselves in order to become fully human.”
Call for Papers and Presentations
UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference 2018
April 5-7, 2018, Asheville, NC
Prisons, Borders, and Pipelines:
Toward a Queer Abolitionist Movement
Taking this year’s Modernist Studies Association theme of “Graphic Modernism” in a slightly different direction intimated in the title, this panel features graphical analyses of modernism based in a Digital Humanities methodology. One definition for “graphical” is “of or pertaining to a graph,” to data plotted and coordinates mapped. This panel will feature quantitative analyses of modernist culture in an effort to visualize what Raymond Williams might call a “sociology of culture,” the wide-ranging social practices that make culture possible but which are often obscured by the objects themselves.
CFP: "THE VESEY CONSPIRACY at 200: BLACK ANTISLAVERY and the ATLANTIC WORLD"
In preparation for a volume of essays to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Denmark Vesey conspiracy of 1822, the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program (CLAW) at the College of Charleston will hold a small conference on enslaved and free black anti-slavery, February 8-10, 2019.
Gender, Sexuality, and Museums, new volume
Black Love: Celebrating Their Eyes Were Watching God after 80 Years: A Special Issue of The Langston Hughes Review
Ayesha K. Hardison and Randal Maurice Jelks
Abstract deadline: February 1, 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
WILLIAM DEMBY INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
May 31-June 1, 2018
University of Rome, La Sapienza
A tradition for the last several years at MELUS, this panel focuses on expressions, representations, critiques, and/or celebrations of religion and/or spirituality in multi-ethnic American literature. We especially welcome presentations that incorporate the conference theme, “TransCulture” (see the general MELUS CFP for a description of the theme), but are open to proposals on any aspect of religion/spirituality in multi-ethnic literature.
Call for Papers
Diálogos Journal is a non-profit international publication on identity and social justice, based in Toronto, Canada. We are dedicated to fostering inter-cultural exchange of ideas and experiences, aimed at building understanding in Canada and internationally.
With this in mind, we invite you to submit essays and photojournalism for our print issue, which will be published in January 2018. For the upcoming issue, we are looking forward to reading research-based submissions providing insight on a wide range of subjects, such as race, ethnicity, gender, collective memory, migration policies.