While the word “community” is more often than not suffused with a benevolent glow, connoting the virtues purportedly associated with groups of people—shared values and heritage, constancy and solidarity—“neighbourhood” is a term that has a more ambiguous, even troublesome, valency. Neighbourhoods, depending on one’s point of view, can be good or bad, welcoming or hostile, safe or dangerous, dull or vibrant. They can also, in both their physical and figurative senses, change over time, beset by vagaries, be they sociological, geographical, political, moral or even psychological..These changes can be existential—neighbourhoods come and go, they die out or are subsumed into larger ones, or are supplanted by newer geographical collectivities.
Call for Papers for the Panel
European Identity: From Culture to Politics
As part of the 7th Euroacademia International Conference
‘The European Union and the Politicization of Europe’
Bruges, Belgium, 25 - 26 January 2019
Deadline: 10th of December 2018
Tropes of GlobalizationInternational Conference, June 27-29th 2019, LMU MunichKeynote Speaker: Alexander Beecroft (University of South Carolina)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Proposals are due by March 1, 2019.
The 2019 International Critical ̶p̶s̶y̶c̶h̶o̶l̶o̶g̶y̶ Praxis Congress, a transdisciplinary event bringing together global scholars, activists, and practitioners who desire to imagine a worldcentric critical ̶p̶s̶y̶c̶h̶o̶l̶o̶g̶y̶ from the perspective of the damnés, will be held at Northern New Mexico College in Española, NM on September 27-28, 2019.
Call for Papers
Chimères 2019 Conference
University of Kansas April 13th, 2019
Individuals and Ideologies T
LITERARY UNIVERSALS WORKSHOP
The University of Connecticut, Storrs
24 May 2019
Announcement and Call for Papers
Call for papers
Peoples and Cultures of the World
Palermo University, January 24-25, 2019
Building 19, Viale delle Scienze
Rooms: Aula Seminari A and B
Deadline for submitting proposals: 5 December 2018
Deadline for abstract submission: Monday 17th December 2018
Abstracts are invited for chapters in an anthology exploring the roles of archival practices and archives in the production of time and temporal relations in the 21st Century. Arkive City 2.0: Tracing Time in the Network Ages is planned for release in mid 2020. It will feature 18 chapters and 3 visual essays organised into sections on “Technology”, “Culture”, and “Time".
For at least the last half-century, theories of Blackness have challenged the foundations of modern critical thought. Theorists such as Fred Moten, Jared Sexton, Christina Sharpe, Hortense Spillers, Alexander Weheliye, Frank Wilderson, Achille Mbembe, and Sylvia Wynter variously interrogate the politics, discourse, and materialities of the imperial, capitalist experience of slavery (and its afterlife). One important avenue of consideration is how this perverse institution undermined possibilities for the Enlightenment subject not simply for those of African descent but for all people complicit in the imperial project.