ANNC: 2020 Futures of American Studies Institute

deadline for submissions: 
May 15, 2020
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Futures of American Studies Institute
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The 2020 Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth College MONDAY JUNE 22 - SUNDAY JUNE 28 2020 DIRECTOR: Professor Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College) CO-DIRECTORS: Professor Colleen Boggs (Dartmouth College), Professor Soyica Diggs Colbert (Georgetown University), Professor Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern University), Professor Winfried Fluck (Freie Universität, Berlin), Professor Donatella Izzo (Università degli studi di Napoli "L'Orientale"), Professor Cindi Katz (CUNY Graduate Center), Professor Eng-Beng Lim (Dartmouth College), Professor Eric W. Lott (CUNY Graduate Center), Professor Israel Reyes (Dartmouth College)  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Professor James E. Dobson (Dartmouth College) The twenty-third year of the Institute will be organized around highlighted,special topic plenary sessions and additional opportunities for workshops,tutorials, and other participant-organized activities. PLENARY SESSIONS:* "Sylvia Wynter and the Black Radical Tradition"* "Audiopolitics"* "Alter-Cartographies of the Visual"* "Queer Futurities"* "Critical Digital Studies"* "Carceral Politics at the Borders"* "Indigenous Resurgences: Dismantling the Settler Colonialist Logics of Dispossession"* "Primitive Accumulation / Social Reproduction"* "Afro-futurisms" PLENARY FACULTY:Professor Anthony Barrymore Bogues (Brown University)Professor Rizvana Bradley (Yale University)Professor Kimberly Juanita Brown (Dartmouth College)Professor Alyosha Goldstein (University of New Mexico)Professor Jack Halberstam (Columbia University)Professor Jessica Marie Johnson (Johns Hopkins University)Professor Ronald Judy (University of Pittsburgh)Professor Kara Keeling (University of Chicago)Professor Lázaro Lima  (Hunter College CUNY)Professor Amber Jamilla Musser (George Washington University)Professor Mark Rifkin (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)Professor Dylan Rodriguez (University of California at Riverside)Professor María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo (New York University)Professor Ramón E. Soto-Crespo (University of Illinois)Professor Melanie Benson Taylor (Dartmouth College)Professor Karen Tongson (University of Southern California)Professor Deborah Vargas (Rutgers University) INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION:The Institute is divided into plenary sessions that feature talks fromInstitute faculty, research seminars in which all participants presentand discuss their own work-in-progress, and participant-organizedsessions. Each day of the institute begins with a morning session inwhich plenary speakers deliver presentations of no longer thanthirty-minutes that contribute to our convoking topic. Thesepresentations are followed by questions from the participants. After alunch break, the Institute's participants meet in intensive workshopgroups (consisting of no more than 15 participants), each of which isled by an Institute co-director. These workshops offer those enrolled inthe Institute—over one hundred scholars from a variety of disciplinesand institutions—the opportunity for critical conversations about thecentral intellectual issues in their research. The Institute was designed to provide a shared space of critical inquirythat brings the participants' work-in-progress to the attention of anetwork of influential scholars. Over the past twenty years, plenaryspeakers have recommended participants' work to the leading journals anduniversity presses within the field of American Studies, and haveprovided participants with recommendations and support in anincreasingly competitive job market. The Futures of American Studies Institutes strives to create an openenvironment in which traditional disciplinary, institutional, anddepartmental boundaries are crossed. That said, the Institute is not anexception to the norms of professional behavior. The Institute sets asits goal the creation of a diverse and heterogeneous space in whichseminarians are full participants in an ongoing conversation withInstitute faculty. In order to facilitate this sense of collegiality, weexpect all of our participants to adhere to the Institute’s core valuesof mutual respect for each other’s perspectives and identities. Nounprofessional behavior, harassment, or abuse will be tolerated from anyfaculty member or seminarian. APPLYING TO THE INSTITUTE:Applications for the 2020 Institute will be accepted until all slotshave been filled, but applications received by May 15th, 2020 will begranted priority. Applicants should send a brief description of theirown projects (no more than 1 page) along with a current CV, a writingsample (10-15 pages), and a $10 application fee (please make checkspayable to "Dartmouth College"). Acceptances will be sent via email, soplease make sure to include your email address in your CV. Applications should be mailed to: The Futures of American Studies InstituteDartmouth College116 Wentworth HallHanover, NH 03755 FEE:The fee for the Institute (covering registration, housing, and seminars)is $695.00. The fee to attend only the Institute plenary sessions is $500. For further information, please contact: Futures of American Studiesemail: Futures.of.American.Studies@Dartmouth.EDUurl:  603-646-3592