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[UPDATE] CFP: “(En)Gendering the Black Atlantic: Diasporic Bodies and Identities in Contemporary Women’s Performance Art". Edite
full name / name of organization:
Liamar Durán Almarza -Universidad de Oviedo (Spain)
Call for submissions
Abstract deadline extended to October 15th, 2009.
We invite proposals for a book-length project related to issues in women’s performance art and texts in the African and Black Diaspora. We are primarily interested in critical evaluations of works by female artists and writers that articulate “the Black Atlantic” as both a theoretical concept and a lived experience, particularly in relation to the interplay of race, class, and gender in fictional and/or (auto) biographical pieces.
In an attempt to overcome this lack of scholarly attention, this collection focuses on English-language literary, media, and performance texts produced by women writers and performers from the Black Atlantic, including the Caribbean, Canada, Africa, the U.S.A. and the U.K. In this way, we seek to explore the ways in which women of African descent have shaped the cultures and his/herstories in the modern/colonial/post-colonial Atlantic worlds.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to: diaspora spaces, domestic and (neo)colonial violence, colonialism/postcolonialism, neocolonizaion/decolonization, ethinicization, gender expectations, genre conventions, (g)localities, un/homing desires, melancholia, metropole and peripheries, memory, nostalgia, performance, power/resistance, re-writing national narratives, roots and routes, slavery and women trafficking, subjectivity/identity/citizenship, systematic rape and genocide, transnationalism, trauma and terror, women and war, women’s rights/human rights, writing the body.
One page abstracts and one page CVs due: October 15, 2009 (EXTENDED DEADLINE)
Completed papers due: January 30, 2010
Length of Papers: 6,000-8,000 words
Abstracts, CVs and completed papers can be sent electronically as a .doc or .pdf file to: firstname.lastname@example.org