Radical Aesthetics and the Rehearsal of Black Liberation at MLA 2022

deadline for submissions: 
March 1, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
John Brooks / Boston College
contact email: 

Proposed panel for the meeting of the Modern Language Association 2022. MLA will convene in Washington, DC, 6–9 January 2022

We invite 250-word abstracts for papers about the role of creative expression in creating and maintaining Black life-worlds. How do experimental, transgressive, and radical aesthetics do more than just query historically entrenched racial discourse? How might they also activate, sustain, and rehearse Black liberation?

Send 250-word abstracts to John Brooks at john.brooks.3@bc.edu by 1 March 2021.