Race, Time and Temporality

deadline for submissions: 
April 24, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP)
contact email: 

Call for Papers:

This panel seeks presentations about racial identity/experience and time in modern and contemporary literature, visual-art, and performance cultures, broadly and imaginatively conceived. We are especially interested in papers about irregular conceptions of racialized/black time, such as those that draw on ideas of absurdity or abstractionism to discuss race as it relates to time and phenomenological inquiry, the staging of temporal stasis or acceleration, and questions of audience and presentness, duration, or movement. We welcome presentations about African American expressive practices, but also those that focus on works by artists belonging to other racialized communities.

This panel will be proposed for the 2020 meeting of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP), which will convene from 15-17 October in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Please send an abstract of ~300 words and a short biographical statement to Dr. John Brooks at john.brooks@emory.edu by 24 April 2020 to be considered. The complete panel will then be submitted for consideration to the ASAP review committee in May. For more information, visit https://www.artsofthepresent.org/2020/01/18/asap12-call-for-proposals/