After winning a presidential race characterized by scandal and bigotry, President Donald Trump has set his sights on undocumented migrants, some of whom have lived in relative safety under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACAmented youth are being detained and deported while Trump’s executive orders targeting undocumented persons are newly punishing sanctuary cities and mobilizing funds to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
ethnicity and national identity
In this panel, we propose to explore the roles of human-nonhuman encounters in the field of Latinx Studies and Literature at large. How do animal, human, botanical, and epistemological bodies alter the way we approach ontological interpretations in Latinx texts, visual art, and/or performances? In addition to these concerns, this Call for Papers seeks work that traverses a varied range of bodies and utilizes interdisciplinary frameworks in innovative ways. Topics might include, but are not limited to: race and animal studies, transgender bodies and queering the nonhuman, corporeal ecologies, critical approaches to landscapes, bodies of land, and water.
In a 2015 essay in Transformative Works and Cultures, Rebecca Wanzo calls for “a new genealogy of fan studies” to begin to remedy the systemic oversight of race in fan studies. Drawing mostly from scholars who may not claim or be claimed by fan studies, Wanzo offers a genealogy of black popular culture theorists who have engaged in “black fan criticism and acafandom.”
CFP: Beyond Afrofuturism
Addressing extremisms and terror: critical humanities in an age of confusion
Ikhtilaf, The Journal of Critical Humanities and Social Studies invites scholarly articles, book reviews, and review essays for its second issue on “Addressing extremisms and terror: critical humanities in an age of confusion”
I Want My New Music Television: The Emerging Field of Popular Music and Television
CFP, Society for Cinema and Media Studies: Toronto, March 14-18, 2018
Special Issue: Transpacific Currents
The editorial team of American Music is planning a special issue to appear in 2018 on the topic of transpacific intersections. We invite contributions addressing Asian-Pacific music and musicians within the Americas, as well as music and musicians of the Americas in the Asia-Pacific region.
For consideration, please send an abstract of not more than 300 words and a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2017. Invited articles should be approximately 6,000-8,000 words in length including references, and will be due by January 31, 2018.
Call for Papers
November 16, 2017 to November 18, 2017
Humanities, Social Sciences, Urban History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, World History / Studies
CFP: The Global Prison: International Conference on Incarceration and social justice
University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Social Change
University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, South Africa
November 16 - 18, 2017
Keynote William G. Martin